Many would describe their perfect home as a heaven on earth. It has to be warm, cozy, and peaceful. Some people like fancy furniture and a big pool. Well, trust me, living in peace is more important than anything else.
I mean, you will have to spend your entire life close to someone’s house. You’ll hear those people shout and scream all the time. That’s the story of Ed Sheeran.
His neighbors didn’t like the buildings he planned to construct and complained all the time. What did he do? He bought their houses and voila, he was living in peace.
Framlingham became his home. Ed Sheeran grew up in Suffolk and met his lovely wife, Cherry Seaborn in the same city.
In 2012, Ed Sheeran bought a farmhouse for more than one million dollars. He also bought a Grade II listed home for $550,000. In 2016, the singer bought the home in front of his home for $1,122,000.
“Ed’s had neighbors grumbling about noise before, so when he got a chance to buy up the two houses next to his London home, he jumped at the chance,” an insider revealed.
“Ed has not only made a wise investment but is limiting the chance of people grumbling about loud music or parties. He also decided to buy the flat above his restaurant because that could have been a massive sticking point for the business going forward.”
The singer’s planning consultants submitted their application to the local council, sharing details of the garden. Suffolk garden designer, Sue Townsend, signed the design.
The plan had stepping stones from the drive to the main garden, paths around the main house, four treated softwood compost bins, Orangerie terrace, farmhouse, and weathered vintage oak decking.
“The works involve laying new paving and composite decking around three properties, creating a kitchen garden with raised oak beds, brick paver, and gravel paths, building the brick plinth base for a greenhouse,” the description read.
Ed Sheeran also planned to build a treehouse and a 32-feet chapel. His neighbors didn’t like any of that.
“We have no problems with the proposal but query the mention of the chapel, which has not gained permission and is most likely to be an oversight, and would also request that all external lighting is switched off between midnight and 7 am,” one of the neighbors, Sharon Jest, 59, wrote in her complaint to the council.
Jest didn’t like Sheeran’s plans because the building would “rise above the existing hedge and look directly into our property.”
The singer had installed a wildlife pond and a pub. According to his neighbors, this was nothing but a swimming pool in disguise. The council approved Sheeran’s plans, and but he wasn’t allowed to use the pond for swimming or other recreational leisure.
Sheeran argued that he may have to use a boat or get in the pool to clear any branches and weeds. He ended up getting his permission.
“It all seems very strange but in actual fact, it appears to have been very carefully thought through,” a local said. “The bales have been placed precisely in the right places and at the right angle to shield his pool.”
The superstar didn’t want to mess with the complaints of his neighbors, and his solution was more than brilliant.