Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring is a real-estate entrepreneur, a property developer, and a multi-millionaire, who is notorious for decorating her multimillion-pound house with red and white stripes, which, according to Zipporah, ‘is not perfect, but charm.’
Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring lives in London and Switzerland, dividing her time between the two places, and is famous for sparking a huge controversy with residents in 2015 regarding painting her townhouse in red stripes, and then flattening the house as she ambitiously planned to re-build a three-storey luxury home, with a double basement and a swimming pool.
|Full name||Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring|
|Date of Birth||July 1948|
|Age||73 (as of 2022)|
|Profession||Real-estate entrepreneur, property developer|
|Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring Net Worth||60 million pounds (Last Uppdated 2022)|
Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring Net Worth
Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring has an estimated net worth of around 60 million pounds.
Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring Biography
Also known as the ‘woman behind the stripes,’ Zipporah was brought up in Chelsea, in a small flat. In October 2011, she spotted, and offered four and a quarter million, for an office building in a quiet Kensington cul-de-sac.
Niall Carrol, who lived next door, offered four and a half million pounds for it, wanting some extra space for his own office, but Zipporah remained persistent and raised her offer and paid 4.75 million pounds, in cash. However, the building was estimated to be worth 2.65 million pounds less than what Zipporah paid.
In March 2015, she painted candy stripes on the building, which many claimed to be an ‘eyesore.’ However, she denied that the paint job was done to annoy the neighbors.
Though, when judges told her that the paint job damaged the conservation area’s aesthetic appeal, she decided to demolish the building. However, her neighbors again objected to her plans of demolishing the building and replacing it with a new 25-million-pound mansion, with a ‘super basement.’
Despite many objections, she was allowed to proceed with her project by the Kensington and Chelsea officials, solving a dispute that had rumbled on for numerous years.
In 2015, Robert Lisle, the son of Lisle-Mainwaring’s late husband by his first wife, with his second wife, Sally Lisle, made a series of defamatory claims about the multi-millionaire property developer.
Robert Lisle said that Lisle-Mainwaring denied Robert his share of the property and money that her late husband would have willed.
He further said that he had been promised fifteen percent of the joint estate and that his father had wanted his son to have no less than a hundred thousand pounds in his bank account.
Thus, Robert Lisle implied, which was found untrue later, that Lisle-Mainwaring had denied property to Robert Lisle and was due to him. Sally Lisle also had similar allegations on Lisle-Mainwaring.
However, both Robert Lisle and Sally Lisle later accepted that the allegations were false and that the defamatory claims on Lisle-Mainwaring had resulted in a media campaign against her that affected not only her health, but also her reputation among friends and business associates, and caused her embarrassment and distress.
Robert and Sally Lisle, in court, agreed to pay all damages and her legal cost and apologized to Lisle-Mainwaring for causing her distress. He also admitted that it was her money and never formed any part of his father’s estate.
Further, he said that his father had made no will at all regarding Robert Lisle and apologized on his wife, Sally Lisle’s behalf.