07 May, 2007

THE Green House

Driving around the East Bay, I've found that this shade of green is surprisingly popular, to the point that I decided it should merit its own photo essay someday. In the meantime, I give you this house, which is located in the middle of a row of beautiful mansions in Berkeley. The rumor is that the homeowners did it to spite their neighbors. Apparently the neighbors approached the owners of this house, after the paint job, with an offer to pay to repaint, but the owners refused. Now it stands out like a day-glo sore thumb. It's a shame because it was clearly once a beautiful brown-shingled Craftsman, and the grounds are still lovely...

1 comment:

Myles said...

There is a children's book by Daniel Pinkwater based on this premise; I was approached to write a musical based on this book but the grant fell through so nothing came of it.