Nottingham lottery couple's £5m house approved

Serenity eco-home
Image caption The house will be divided into four wings or 'hubs', a formal entertaining hub, a games hub, a family hub and an annex
Serenity eco-home
Image caption The house will also include a soundproof cinema, orangery and a jogging track
Serenity eco-home
Image caption Architects say they hope the house will push the boundaries of environmental and architectural design
Image caption The couple will knock down their £1.2m mansion to build their "dream home"
Cassey and Matt Topham
Image caption The couple said their cars were streamlined, soft in form and luxurious and wanted a new house to "follow the same philosophy"

A Nottingham couple who won £45m on the EuroMillions have been given permission to build a futuristic "hub" house.

Matt and Cassey Topham, originally from Stapleford, said they wanted to build their "dream home" after scooping the jackpot in February 2012.

The £5m house, called Serenity, will be built in Adams Hill, Nottingham.

The property, located in the Wollaton Park Conservation Area, will feature a 10-car garage shielded by a waterfall.

The couple will knock down a £1.2m 1930s mansion to build their new home which will also include a grotto-like swimming pool and a botanical garden.

The eight-bedroom house will have a sweeping interior staircase and four wings or "hubs" covered in solar panels.

The design was previously described by Baca Architects, who are behind the design, as a "21st Century country house and hidden retreat".

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