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Beach hut, Kensington, £15M...

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Beach hut, Kensington, £15M...

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Neighbours of a £15million townhouse in one of the most exclusive areas of London have branded the property an ‘eyesore’ after it was painted with bright red and white stripes.
The move followed a neighbourhood row over objections to knock it down and replace it with a five-storey mansion complete with a controversial ‘super basement’.
While the motives behind the dramatic paint job - which was done under the cover of darkness in the middle of the night – are unclear, there is no doubt that it has rubbed the objecting neighbours up the wrong way.
Residents told MailOnline they are ‘horrendously unhappy’ with the new exterior of the three-storey terraced home in South End, Kensington, and likened it to a ‘beachside hut’.

It's certainly eye-catching Cheesy

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Re: Beach hut, Kensington, £15M...

Well it's certainly different. Money can buy a lot of things but taste isn't one of them Wink
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Re: Beach hut, Kensington, £15M...

they should keep it.  it's brilliant.  makes the area look vibrant and jolly.
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First thought was 'a stick of rock' Grin
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After some thought - I like it Smiley
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Re: Beach hut, Kensington, £15M...

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And if you cut through the middle of the house what would be written there?
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It should now be Grade II* Listed to preserve this iconic colour scheme.
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Re: Beach hut, Kensington, £15M...

that looks like a paint job I would of applied just to annoy people lmao
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The lines look straight with no runs so not something I could have achieved.
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Its amazing what you can achieve with a tin of striped paint Grin

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That's where I went wrong.
I used 2 tins of different colours Embarrassed
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There's a good range of polka-dot paint as well Wink
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Yeah, I spotted that Wink

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I bet they're a Sunderland fan... Grin
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Oh I do like to be beside the sea side  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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