My son is only 6 years old, but I've already caught myself worrying about how I'm going to keep tabs on him once he gets older and wants to go out with his friends all the time. (Hold me.)
High schoolers love to be independent and have fun, but the fear of them getting into some kind of trouble is always looming. Thankfully, I have a few more years before I have to be too concerned about my little guy's whereabouts.
One couple in England named Claire Farrow and Ian Hogarth, however, came up with the ultimate solution to keep their teenagers under wraps. They simply built a nightclub complete with flashing lights, a dance floor, and a DJ booth in the basement of their home. Is this the most genius move you've ever heard or what?
The space cost about £1million to build, and in addition to the nightclub-esque area, they also put in a sauna and a film screening room to help entertain their 12- and 16-year-old kids and their friends. It's a win-win situation for all parties involved. They know that their kids are safe, and in turn, their kids have a fun and cool place to bring their friends after school and on weekends. (Somehow I'm guessing they're the most popular teens in town.)
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Ian and Claire ultimately built the lavish features of the home so they could rest assured that their children were safe and sound while hanging out with their friends. However, it's important to also note that they run an architecture firm -- and odds are good that this project has done wonders for their business. If nothing else, the space sure adds a nice feature to their portfolio.
Would you consider building a nightclub in your home if you could afford it?
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