Saturday 10 December 2016

Woman transforms house into a complete eyesore after neighbours refuse her luxury extension

Published 14/04/2015 | 14:13

An angry resident decorated her London home with garish red and white stripes in protest after her neighbours turned down an application for a multi-million pound extension.

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Zipporagh Lisle-Mainwaring is believed to have painted the exterior of her £15m (€20m) home in the dead of night and the eyesore has infuriated her neighbours in the exclusive West London neighbourhood.

It has been reported that Lisle-Mainwaring submitted an application to knock the current building and erect a super city mansion with a basement that delves two floors beneath the surface.

The plans to build the five story mansion which would house a basement pool, four bedrooms and a media area, have been rejected by the district’s residents.

Residents have complained about the home’s new stripy look and have labelled it as an eyesore.

“The neighbours are all horrendously unhappy with it. Everyone's complained.

A red and white striped house in South End, Kensington, London, which was apparently painted by the owner in protest at a planning application being turned down on improvements to the property.
A red and white striped house in South End, Kensington, London, which was apparently painted by the owner in protest at a planning application being turned down on improvements to the property.
Plans for an extension pictured above were rejected
A red and white striped house in South End, Kensington, London, which was apparently painted by the owner in protest at a planning application being turned down on improvements to the property.
A red and white striped house in South End, Kensington, London, which was apparently painted by the owner in protest at a planning application being turned down on improvements to the property.

“We all hate it. It's a bit of an eyesore,” resident Saskia Moyle said.

“The woman who owns it put in a planning application to go down two floors but it was rejected and now we think she's trying to do this so the council is forced to demolish it.

“She wants to demolish it and re-build it which would take about six years and that will be a nightmare. It will apparently be worth £25million but that seems slightly unnecessary.

"She knew by painting it that she'd get a reaction because it's a conservation area.

“They painted it in less than a day. They came quite late one evening and by 11pm they were done. It's not even finished. They missed the top right-hand corner by the lamppost.”

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