Did you spot our April Fool's spoof story 'revealing' Lavenham's iconic Crooked House was set to be straightened?

No, architects have not drawn up plans to make the famous house stand up straight and the building is not affecting neighbouring properties.

Owners Alex and Oli Khalil-Martin were in on our joke, and they said: "Of course we’d never straighten the Crooked House - everyone loves it precisely because it’s different. To us, it’ll always be perfectly crooked!"

We hope you enjoyed our story. For those who missed it, here it is in full:

The world-famous Crooked House in the historic village of Lavenham is set to be straightened up as it is starting to crush neighbouring buildings.

Dating back to 1395, the eye-catching property in High Street is something of a Suffolk landmark.

East Anglian Daily Times: Alex and Oli Khalil-Martin own Lavenham's Crooked HouseAlex and Oli Khalil-Martin own Lavenham's Crooked House (Image: Charlotte Bond)

It is believed to be the origin of the 'There Was a Crooked Man' nursery rhyme and is today owned by Alex and Oli Khalil-Martin, who affectionately call themselves the Crooked Men.

East Anglian Daily Times: Scaffolding outside the Crooked House in LavenhamScaffolding outside the Crooked House in Lavenham (Image: Crooked House)

The building has a long history – it started life as a merchant’s house, originally containing a weavers’ workshop when Lavenham was at the centre of the medieval wool trade centuries ago.

It has also been a tea room in the recent past before being taken over by the Crooked Men, who have since used the uniquely-shaped Grade II-listed building for an events, antiques and interiors business.

When they took it over they pledged to retain its distinct character, with the house believed to be one of the most-photographed in the UK.

However, the Khalil-Martins have been forced to start reshaping the house as its crookedness and wonkyness is starting to threaten adjacent buildings in the quiant village.

East Anglian Daily Times: A look inside the Crooked HouseA look inside the Crooked House (Image: Charlotte Bond)

The Crooked Men have now enlisted architectural firm White-Oliphant & Associates to draw up plans that will make the building stand tall and straight.

Scaffolding has already been put in place on the exterior of the Crooked House ahead of the work starting.

The pair said: "We're devastated to have to straighten the Crooked House. People love the fact it's crooked - being straight isn't as much fun!"