Wilhelm likes to watch what he calls The High-Def-for-Its-Own-Sake channel and this afternoon he stumbled across a program they were showing about the last castle to be built in England, Castle Drogo. The place was designed by Edward Lutyens and was built in the 1910s and 1920s.
The owner, Julius Drewe, liked gadgets and that was a perfect time to wow the world with the modern installations in his new house. Turbines in the river to generate electricity, modern showers with multiple shower heads in the seven bathrooms, telephones in nearly every room, and a central vacuum cleaner system.
Gertrude Jekyll did the gardens, of course.