Mr. Bean has created a stir:
Rowan Atkinson has reportedly finally moved into his ‘space age petrol station’ mansion after a decade-long planning row with neighbours. The Blackadder star, 67, initially bought the 1930s quaint English home – known as Handsmooth House – and its 16 acres of land for £2.6million in 2006.
He shocked locals in the charming seventh century village of Ipsden in Oxfordshire when he knocked it down and installed a modern 8,000 sq. ft. glass and steel mansion designed by top U.S. architect Richard Meier in its place.
Oy. From this:
Now I’ll grant you that House #1 needed a lot of restoration. And I’ll also grant you that House #2 is located where nobody can see it (at least from the road).
I note, by the way, that he has ample space to park his supercar collection:
Small wonder that it took him ten years to get permission to build this dropping of visual excrement. It should have taken longer.