- A ‘Treasure Island’ inspired mansion built by magazine publisher Felix Dennis is on sale in England.
- The 12,000 sq. ft. home has a pirate-themed pool, sauna and steam room, and an Art Deco cinema and bar.
- Real estate agent Savills is listing the property, known as Highfield, for $US5.5 ($AU7) million (£4 million).
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The quirky home was commissioned by publisher and poet Felix Dennis, who made his fortune publishing magazines including Maxim.
The mansion was inspired by Dennis’s love of adventure novel “Treasure Island” and tithe barns.
Highfield is divided into three distinct wings. The main pool area is designed to resemble the inside of a pirate ship.
The pool area connects to an open-plan dining room and lounge area.
The south wing of the house has a kitchen, dining room, and study.
The north wing holds one of the two main bedrooms, as well as a sauna, steam room, and solarium.
Below ground, there is an Art Deco-style bar and entertainment area.
The basement also includes a luxurious home cinema and an impressive plant room.
Felix Dennis lived in the building for 40 years before passing away in 2014.
The house is full of surprises.
The property spans 12,000 square feet and includes two semi-detached thatched cottages, each with two additional bedrooms.