Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have their £1.3m Essex home DEMOLISHED

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have their £1.3m Essex home DEMOLISHED to begin building their dream house… which will include a swimming pool, make-up parlour, a bar and a gym

  • The duo, both aged 33, bought the home in October and it was revealed in January that they plan to demolish the four bedroom Essex farmhouse
  • They have since submitted plans to Epping Council – with no objections from neighbours – and displayed their vision for the stunning new home
  • While they have previously said they do not know when they will start a family, the plans feature a large playroom for future kids

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have had their £1.3 million Essex home demolished, in order to start building their dream home.

On Thursday, the diggers were drafted in to tear down the existing property – a four-bedroom Essex farmhouse – leaving just a mass of rubble.

Snaps taken above the home saw the property lines boarded up with temporary fences, a full skip and a rocky ditch where the house once stood. 

Demolished! Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have drafted in the diggers to knock down their existing property – a four-bedroom Essex farmhouse – leaving just a mass of rubble

This is to pave the way for the new home – which will feature a huge swimming pool, a bar and a make-up room.

Floor plans posted on the Epping Council website showed that the couple’s blueprints also feature a playroom for any future children.

The project is being designed by Essex-based company MP Architects.

The duo, both aged 33, bought the home for £1.3 million in October and it was revealed in January that they plan to demolish the house to create the sensationally lavish new house with ‘classical design’.

Plans: The couple plan to start building their dream home

Aerial view: Snaps taken above the home saw the property lines boarded up with temporary fences

Scrapped! There was a full skip positioned at the front of the site

Debris: A rocky ditch where the house once stood was all that was left

Earlier this year, they submitted plans to knock down their home and replace with a sprawling Georgian-style mansion – details of which can be seen online. 

While the couple had no objections from neighbours, they withdrew requests for ‘demolition of an existing stable building’ to build a ‘one-bedroom annexe’.

Images of the ground floor show the home is set to give a nod to both their love of work and play, with a gym and bar placed either side of the huge kitchen.

The hub of the home is certainly the kitchen, which runs the entire length of the back of the house and includes a living area and island. 

Before: The house is pictured prior to being demolished

Building site: This is to pave the way for the new home – which will feature a huge swimming pool, a bar and a make-up room

Fenced off: The diggers have cleared the site out for the new house

Work in progress: The property was impressive but Mark and Michelle want more

Wow! Floor plans posted on the Epping Council website showed that the couple’s blueprints also feature a playroom for any future children

Stunning: Images of the ground floor show the home is set to give a nod to both their love of work and play, with a gym and bar placed either side of the huge kitchen

Huge: The first floor meanwhile shows an equally impressive plan, with a balcony extending from the master bedroom, which includes a dressing room and make-up room

The first floor meanwhile shows an equally impressive plan, with a balcony extending from the master bedroom, which includes a dressing room and make-up room. 

Every bedroom features an en suite while cupboards are littered through the floor. The first floor features three bedrooms.

Second floor plans show two more bedrooms and further en suites.

Set on sprawling grounds, the rear of the house boasts a swimming pool plan while the vast drive is set to accommodate a plethora of cars.  

Sprawling: Second floor plans show two more bedrooms and further en suites

Exciting times! Set on sprawling grounds, the rear of the house boasts a swimming pool plan while the vast drive is set to accommodate a plethora of cars

Their planning agent previously said: ‘This new house has been carefully designed so that it is similar in area and volume to what is currently on the site.

‘The new house will sit further back on the site and will create a much more functional family dwelling for our clients.

‘The existing house has been extended several times and is not functional, therefore a new house would be a better use of the site.’

On starting a family after moving into their dream home, Mark previously said: ‘We say we’re going to try [for a baby] every year but something comes up with work…

‘So it’ll be Michelle filming in South Africa and then I got the job in Los Angeles – so we think, right, we’ll try next year. It’ll be around December or January, we’ll talk about it and we’ll go from there.

‘With kids, I used to want three or four. But now, I’m 31, we’re not having kids any time before 32. I think we could have two or three. Twins would be great because you’re getting two out of the way at once!

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