Not Feelin’ the Purple House on the Corner?
Notice the purple house on the corner? Neighbors might like the creativity but really hate it because it brings down the value of the neighborhood.
There’s a battle brewing across American neighborhoods. Homeowners who “toe the line” and maintain a consistent home color amongst themselves vs. those who prefer a bolder palette when it comes to their abode. HOA’s limit this form of self-expression but many older neighborhoods, which often contain historical buildings, aren’t bound by these restrictions.
Part of living in a vibrant community is allowing neighbors to express themselves. If we all wanted cookie cutter homes then we would choose HOA’s which many of us do but older neighborhoods have charm that can be both good and bad.
Painting the town red, tangerine and cobalt [LA Times]