Home that sparked row after being painted almost black goes on sale for £900k

A brick house partially painted dark grey/black whilst the neighbouring houses are all red brick houses
Steve and Emma Wallace-Madeley were told they did not need planning permission to paint the house anthracite (Image credit: Henley Herald)

A couple from Henley-on-Thames who controversially painted their home anthracite grey have decided to sell the home less than a year later.

Steve and Emma Wallace-Madeley caused a planning dispute after painting their home in a colour that offended neighbours, but despite being in a conservation area the couple were told the work did not need planning permission.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.