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The owner of a red and white striped ‘beach hut’ house in Kensington is appealing against a court ruling ordering her to repaint her property.

Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring had lost her attempt to over-rule an order by Kensington and Chelsea Council to return the £15m building in South End to its original appearance.

But now the case will head to a crown court after she appealed the decision, made at Hammersmith Magistrates’s Court on January 8, following a two-day hearing before Christmas.

The row over this red-and-white stripped building will now head to the crown courts
The row over this red-and-white striped building will now head to the crown courts

Ms Lisle-Mainwaring gave the property its distinctive look in April , much to the annoyance of neighbours, who she had allegedly fallen out with when they blocked her application to build a basement extension. But she was soon issued with a Section 215 by the council, which she unsuccessfully challenged in court.

However, the council has now confirmed Ms Lisle-Mainwaring’s intention to appeal. It said: “The owner of the property in South End, that has been painted with red and white stripes is appealing a decision by Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court on January 8, which upheld a Section 215 Notice served by the Council requiring her to repaint the property.

The house before it received its controversial make-over

“The appeal will be heard in the crown court. At present no date has been set for the hearing. As the matter is still before the court the Council will not be making any further comment.”

In July last year Ms Lisle-Mainwaring also lost a High Court challenge against the council’s ban on mega-basements.