David Beckham is planning on adding air conditioning as part of a $7.4 million renovation to his $46.5 million London home, and at least one neighbor isn't happy about it.
The British soccer star and his wife, Victoria Beckham, are upgrading their lavish London mansion, which is sometimes called "Beckingham Palace II."
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But one neighbor isn't pleased with the family's plans to add air conditioning to five new rooms. That person filed a complaint with the local council that the plans will "affect the historic character of the Victorian house of the streets, my house included."
In particular, the noise of the air conditioning and its appearance have the neighbor peeved. The letter, obtained by the Daily Mail, includes the following complaint:
"The council must identifed (sic) our deep concerns about all adverse impacts on living conditions from noise, vibration, dirt, pollution and dust from construction and from associated traffic, in addition to concerns about impacts on drainage, on appearance and landscape, on structural stability, and on historic buildings."
According to the Telegraph, the Beckhams submitted their upgrade application in February, and they'll hear back within three weeks from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council.
The air conditioning is just one of the renovations planned by the couple. They also want to expand the basement wine cellar and instal a screen for a new movie theater. When the house is finished, it will include six bedrooms, a gym, study, office, movie theater and an underground tunnel to one of the Beckhams' other properties.