Hecate Verona Launches Luxury Dog Manors
We now know that London is abuzz with a slew of deluxe dog spas, but the luxury doesn’t stop there.
Hecate Verona is a London-based company creating what they call “dog manors” that cost anywhere between $40,000 and $200,000. Think dog houses that look like extravagant human houses, which was exactly the goal of creative director Alice Williams in launching Hecate Verona. She started the company three years ago and is now putting the manors on the market.
“Why wouldn’t a dog house be as elegant and beautiful as its owners? Why shouldn’t an architect design a house for the dog?” Williams ponders. “Our objective was to create a majestic and royal looking dog manor which seeks to complement the garden and its surrounding in which it stands.”
These luxurious dog houses go beyond just fancy-looking design, though. The manors feature “smart house technologies” including heating, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor lighting, cameras, food and water feeding systems, treat dispensers, sound systems, TV sets and a conference calling system where the dog and its owner can communicate with each other. Each manor also has a living space divided into a bedroom and living room.
The company currently has four different manor designs on its website: Colonial Villa, Colonial Villa Grand, Roman Imperial Mansion and Spanish Palacio. Hecate Verona prides itself on using quality materials like hardwoods, marble, dolomite and aluminum and building water and moisture resistant walls and scratch resistant finishing.
Hecate Verona may have just raised the bar for what pet parents are expecting from dog houses. Will other companies catch on and step up their game?