Millionaire Christian Candy plans new extension with massive lounge, dining room and Roman-style columns for his sprawling £150million Candyland complex
- Billionaire Christian Candy, 46, hopes to get the green light for a 424 square metre lounge and dining room
- Plans include grand Roman-style columns and have domed roof lights at the top to allow sunshine to pour in
- It is the latest in a series of redevelopments of his £150million estate, which has been dubbed ‘Candyland’
Tycoon Christian Candy wants to build another extension at his huge £150million ‘Candyland’ complex.
The billionaire, 46, hopes to get the green light for a 424 square metre lounge and dining room, with grand Roman-style columns at the front at his home near Egham, Surrey.
He wants the room to have domed roof lights at the top to allow sunshine to pour in.
The project is completed with French windows overlooking Mr Candy’s vast landscaped gardens.
It is the latest in a series of grand redevelopments of his £150million estate, which has been dubbed ‘Candyland’.
The property tycoon and his wife, the socialite Lady Emily Crompton Candy, bought the four properties surrounding his opulent house, to create a huge manor where they live with their twins Isabella and Cayman, aged eight.
He submitted the new plans to Runnymede Borough Council in May, and will be hoping there are no complaints from angry neighbours like previous developments.
It is the latest in a series of grand redevelopments of his £150million estate in Egham, which has been dubbed ‘Candyland’
Mr Candy hopes to get the green light for a 424 square metre lounge and dining room complete with Roman style columns
Christian Candy and Emily Candy attend the Boodles Boxing Ball at The Grosvenor House Hotel back in September 2012
The extension relates to a mammoth five-bedroom guest cottage, which is connected to the huge main house with an underground tunnel.
His plans state: ‘The extension would replace the fountain and planting currently sited in this space.
‘The accommodation is arranged over a single storey which is subdivided to create the lounge and dining hall.
‘The lounge is the larger of the two spaces and is sited directly against the cottage.
‘The dining hall is located along the northern elevation and benefits from views over the landscaped gardens to the north.’
The building’s design is proposed to be ‘neo-classical’.
The plans added: ‘The building forms are simple with a well-proportioned and clearly defined hierarchy of parts and would be made from high quality materials such as facing brick, reconstituted stone, timber doors and roof-lights.
‘The northern elevation features a loggia in front of French windows overlooking the gardens.’
And Mr Candy hopes to get permission by axing plans to build a new garage and an outhouse.
The plans, which a publicly viewable to all, show the incredible details of the property and its myriad rooms and halls
Emily Crompton Candy and Christian Candy attend the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at London Coliseum in 2019
The newest plans are the latest in a long line of redevelopments of the opulent Candyland complex.
The billionaire got the green light earlier this year to dig a 20-metre tunnel allowing access from his luxury pad to a underground car museum, dance studio and wine cellar.
This connects with the guest cottage nestled in his grand country estate through another 60-metre tunnel.
Last year, Mr Candy got the green light for his underground car museum which can store 57 motors.
The property mogul developed a fortune of more than £600million after starting out in property management with his older brother Nick.
They are now thought to be worth more than £1.5billion.
The brothers began renovating flats in their spare time between 1995 and 1999.
They started with a one-bedroom flat in Earl’s Court, London, which they bought with the help of a loan from their grandmother before selling it for a £50,000 profit.
Following several years of success, the brothers were then able to give up their day jobs and established their property business Candy & Candy in 1999.
They are most famous for creating the luxury One Hyde Park apartment complex in Knightsbridge, central London.
The brothers also own a large collection of luxury superyachts, private jets and a powerboat called Catch Me If You Candy.
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