David and Victoria Beckham are building an 'escape tunnel' and a safe hut beneath their huge country mansion
Celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly planning to build an 'escape tunnel' under their lavish Costwold country pile. Beckham, the Inter Miami CF owner, and Victoria, singer turned designer, want to ensure the safety of their $7.4 million home and are reportedly hoping that an underground passageway and security hut included in their plans submitted to the council will be cleared to proceed.
The new planning applications state that Victoria and Beckham are seeking permission for a lower level walkway to be added from their nine-bedroom mansion and a wine cellar, according to the documents seen by the Express.
"The proposed development includes a new basement cellar constructed beneath the extension to the existing garage outbuilding with a linked walkway," the couple's planning agent revealed to the outlet.
"The basement cellar beneath is for storage of wine and the proposed use of the outbuilding is solely in association with the main dwelling house. It will improve security for the occupants of the property. The proposed [garage] extension adds three new bays to the existing garage outbuilding, increasing the building from four bays to seven."
The star couple is currently staying at their luxurious Cotswolds home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reports state that pair are there with their children, 17-year-old Romeo, 15-year-old Cruz and eight-year-old Harper. Meanwhile, their eldest son, 21-year-old Brooklyn, is self-isolating away from his family with girlfriend Nicola Peltz.
The Beckham family's current abode has an expansive outdoor space equipped with a plunge pool, a traditional Estonian sauna, and a steam room. The lavish house also has a fire pit for al fresco dinners and barbecues. The couple recently also drafted in a Chelsea Flower Show winner to create a 'fairytale' garden with a natural swimming pond. The property is also believed to have a $37,000 tennis court, according to the outlet. The Beckhams also have a movie room equipped with a games arcade. The house has a fully-equipped kitchen with the latest cooking utensils and a pizza oven.
The couple has been enjoying their stay at the house, with Victoria recently sharing a picture of her and her son Cruz in bathrobes. Thr singer uploaded a rare picture of her smiling at camera with her teeth bare and revealing a deep bronze tan on Tuesday, May 26. However, shortly after she shared the picture, her husband Beckham mocked at her white teeth. He wrote on Instagram: "How white are mum's @victoriabeckham teeth ? it’s Ross from friends." Meanwhile, 15-year-old Cruz, who also shared the selfie, captioned the picture, writing: "Apparently my mum does smile."
Beckham was referring to the popular nineties sitcom 'Friends', where, in the sixth season Ross whitens his teeth for a date but he keeps on the chemical for long, ending up with unnaturally white teeth. While in another episode, Ross gets a spray-on tan after getting advise from his sister Monica, but the experience goes horribly wrong.
Victoria, in Spetember last year, while talking to Glamour magazine, had revealed she never smiles in public. "I want to be honest. In the past, I’ve probably hidden behind my armour, the not smiling publicly, for instance. There’s less of that now," she said.