House apparently painted in protest at planning refusal

The house in Kensington, which has recently been painted in red and white stripes Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Neighbours of a house in Kensington are apparently furious that its owner has covered it in red and white stripes.

Neighbours on South End believe owner Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring has painted the £15m property in protest at a local row over a planning application.

Residents on the cobbled street objected to recent plans to turn the townhouse from a three-storey home into five-storey property with a double basement - and a lengthy legal battle between the owner, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and local residents ensued.

The controversial plans were turned down by Kensington and Chelsea Council but given the green light on appeal. Neighbours have vowed to fight the plans and have launched an appeal at the High Court.

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Residents say they are ‘horrendously unhappy’ with the new exterior of the three-storey terraced home and likened it to a ‘beachside hut’.

18 year old Saskia Moyle who lives opposite told the newspaper, "We all hate it. It's a bit of an eyesore."