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Are You Offended by This House's Paint Color?

Are You Offended by This House's Paint Color?

Some communities have ordinances against certain paint colors, and others wish they did after the fact. I personally think that anyone who owns a house should be able to paint it as they please. Some of these New Jersey residents, however, would disagree with me.


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The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
Puddlesworth, I feel sorry for your neighbors. . .
Mesayme Mesayme 7 years
What kind of fool would live in a house that color other than Barney or Prince? If they lowered my property value I'd lower their property value, that is for damn certain.
Toty Toty 7 years
WHAAATTT!!! It's my house that I paid for with my hard earned cash and I can't paint it the color I want??? If it's a well kept house how can it possibly lower my neihgbours house value? I Curacao there's actually a law that says you're not allowed to paint your house white!!!! It's the truth, Google it.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 7 years
This is America, if you want a bright pink house you can have one, and if somebody has a problem they can shove it.
4peachMoney 4peachMoney 7 years
It's loud, but some good landscaping could make it bearable. I think the house is just screaming at everybody right now because there's nothing but the house to look at. Like every good outfit, a house needs accessories.
Linny Linny 7 years
it's the kooky old lady who dies her hair bright orange now.
Foofie Foofie 7 years
I think it's disrespectful to the house. It's a 200 yr old home, it doesn't deserve such indignity, it's no longer a teenager trying to live rebelliously. Let the old house be white and serene in it's olden years, out of respect for the life its lived.
baybelle baybelle 7 years
Such a marketing gimmick - probs for the gift shop. I love the colour - if only it could have been less tacky. They could totally have done it carribbean style with a different trim and it would have been ok. This is just an eyesore.
chanelpinkpink chanelpinkpink 7 years
It is over the top, but I still think it is cool, and at least it is something different. It sure gets boring seeing all the houses in a neighborhood look almost exactly the same!!!
Linny Linny 7 years
I don't care. Regular house colors are boring, too neutral and too safe. I'd be glad to see something like that where I live.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
it wouldn't bother me. I like that they did the door green and I think it was good that they did the gutters and fence in the fuschia as well otherwise I think it would have been too much of a contrast (unless they'd left the fence white). But as long as they keep it up it would be fine with me. I'd rather live next to that and have it be clean and kept up than next to a white painted house and have it be trashed or in dire need of a new paint job.
glampop20 glampop20 7 years
I think it's a silly color, kind of looks like it was a part of a Dr. Seuss book, lol. I don't think other people should have an issue with what color people decide to paint their house... they're not living in it! It would be fine with me if thats what they wanted, they need to love it.
vunder vunder 7 years
I'm torn. I like bright colors, I think they'll get used to it - but I do think it's kind of sloppily done, and given that the people don't live there full time, I think it's un-neighborly. I read and interesting thing about neighborhood demographics and brightly colored houses.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 7 years
If there was a home for sale across the street of a home painted this color (or similar revolting color) would you buy it? Probably not, and many buyers would be put off by it. So if the sellers had to lower the selling price to get rid of their home that would DEFINATLY bring down the comps and more importantly the VALUE of anyone's home in that area...
lawchick lawchick 7 years
and while I think this is ugly, I cannot believe that one brightly colored building detracts from the value of other homes in the area. house prices are based on comps and one weird house shouldn't screw up comps. plus that house is freaking huge so if it sells at a low price, it still wouldn't affect the prices of smaller homes (it wouldn't be a comp for them).
psterling psterling 7 years
I care less about what color your house is than how well its maintained. Some jerk in my neighborhood has trash all over his yard and peeling paint and broken shutters. His house is MUCH more of an eyesore than this one.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
If there are no existing rules in the area, I'm afraid they can do what they like. I agree, it's awful and I certainly wouldn't choose that, but it's no different than people wearing crocs or uggs with mini skirts. It is ugly and stupid, but they have a right to that..it reflects on their personal taste (or lack thereof) ;)
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i don't agree that it's your house you can do whatever you wantthere are rules and social normsit's not fair to your neighbors to have to look at ugliness and like someone else said, it brings down the value of the other homes
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i don't agree that it's your house you can do whatever you want there are rules and social norms it's not fair to your neighbors to have to look at ugliness and like someone else said, it brings down the value of the other homes
lawchick lawchick 7 years
I would be aggravated if my neighbors painted their house like that, but we don't have restrictions on house colors etc in my neighborhood or town, so there's nothing to be done about it.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
I definitely sympathize. My neighbors just painted their house BRIGHT Barney-Dinosaur purple, white, and mustard yellow. It's truly horrific, but of course there's nothing we can do. . .
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 7 years
I said other. I think it looks tacky. It would look a lot nicer if they painted the trim and fence a more neutral color (or at least one easier on the eyes). I can see why people might have a problem with it-- it's an eyesore to a lot of people and it could lower other people's property values, and it takes away from the historical look of the town. It's probably especially annoying considering the owners aren't actually residents of the town, but just vacation there-- people tend to care less about a place in such a case.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 7 years
I said other. I think it looks tacky. It would look a lot nicer if they painted the trim and fence a more neutral color (or at least one easier on the eyes). I can see why people might have a problem with it-- it's an eyesore to a lot of people and it could lower other people's property values, and it takes away from the historical look of the town. It's probably especially annoying considering the owners aren't actually residents of the town, but just vacation there-- people tend to care less about a place in such a case.
emsmiley emsmiley 7 years
Who wants to bet that tourism picks up for the area now that they have a huge Fuschia house in the area? It screams of marketing scheme, especially since this is the owners second residence and they have a gift shop...genius!
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