New smart homes in Westminster's historic core:contemporary coach houses will alert you when fridge needs restocking

The Zone 1 smart homes boast Hyperoptic cabling, allowing control of heating and lighting - and alerts when the fridge needs re-stocking.

Westminster’s historic core close to the Houses of Parliament is witnessing the biggest injection of new homes since the Edwardian mansion block boom a century ago.

The area, traditionally favoured by MPs and civil servants, is opening up to a wider public who have spotted this quiet neighbourhood at the centre of the capital.

Ashburnham Mews in Regency Street is a resourceful redevelopment of an old council-owned street cleaning depot, part of which has been retained.

Compact design includes a couple of coach houses tucked away in a quiet courtyard behind a gated driveway.

They feature Hyperoptic cabling, or super-fast fibre, that dispenses with the need for BT and allows control of heating and lighting — it also offers alerts when the fridge needs re-stocking and when the plants are in need of watering. 

Underground parking is another bonus. Prices from £1,077,000. Call 020 7758 8444.

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