Maybe it’s the ‘mo in us, maybe it’s the lack of affection our dirty mother showed us when we were younger, maybe it’s the fact that….
But there’s nothing quite like a house. Nice ones, though. None of your Barratt shite. Or your Wimpey shite. Or your Sylvanian Families shite. Flimsy.
This house up there is none of the above. There’s a clue in the fact that it is what is known in the business as ‘good’. It is also Rowan Atkinson’s soon-to-be-built house in the teeny-weeny-tiny 7th Century village of Ipsden in London’s glittering Oxfordshire.
It is also designed by Richard Meier. Those familiar with his work will find this familiar.
It’s going to cost him £5million, and that’s on top of the £2,647,500 (why not £2,646,500?) he paid for the plot ‘n’ house it came with in 2006.
*makes a note of that*
Local villagers are ‘up in arms’, saying it will ruin the character of their village. Rowan Atkinson, in response, told them to shove it up their arses. We paraphrase. A lot.
Question: We have Blackadder, then we have Mr. Bean. Question mark.