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(NBC Bay Area)   Couple decide to remodel their old Victorian house to resemble the home in the Pixar movie "Up". Surprisingly someone has a problem with this   (nbcbayarea.com) divider line 78
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2014-04-26 05:28:32 PM  
The city reviewed the changes so the neighbors can STFU.

And eat a dick, autoplay.
 
2014-04-26 05:32:04 PM  

Mugato: The city reviewed the changes so the neighbors can STFU.

And eat a dick, autoplay.


That's funny, I can't get it to play at all and I would like it to so I can see the house.

/fun movie
 
2014-04-26 05:38:47 PM  
The house looks bright and cheerful, unlike the people who are complaining about it.

Carroll Avenue near downtown L.A. has many old Victorian homes, many of them brightly painted. It's awesome.
 
2014-04-26 05:45:52 PM  
I wish there was a cool house like that in my neighborhood.
 
2014-04-26 05:52:34 PM  
It could be worse.  In New Jersey they are raising them all up on pilings.
 
2014-04-26 05:55:02 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Mugato: The city reviewed the changes so the neighbors can STFU.

And eat a dick, autoplay.

That's funny, I can't get it to play at all and I would like it to so I can see the house.

/fun movie


media.nbcbayarea.com

Could have been a LOT worse.
 
2014-04-26 06:13:51 PM  
Oh, don't worry homeowners. You'll be able to bully the new owners to paint the house like you want after you chase these people away! Chins up guys! Just make them feel uncomfortable and threaten them a lot. It's the American way! Then you can go back to beige and white! The colors of freedom!

/Chuck Peterson sounds okay, though. He won't last.
 
2014-04-26 06:20:23 PM  

fusillade762: InterruptingQuirk: Mugato: The city reviewed the changes so the neighbors can STFU.

And eat a dick, autoplay.

That's funny, I can't get it to play at all and I would like it to so I can see the house.

/fun movie

[media.nbcbayarea.com image 654x368]

Could have been a LOT worse.


You can't go wrong with pastels.
 
2014-04-26 06:30:39 PM  
I love everything about San Francisco except about 95% of the people who live there. They need a 1906-style cleansing.
 
2014-04-26 06:38:12 PM  
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2014-04-26 06:40:44 PM  
WTF? if anything muted colors are not historical for Victorian Homes.

The original paint hues and saturation in the late 1900's were much more vibrant than even the colors used today for the 'painted ladies'.
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2014-04-26 07:00:33 PM  
"Hosam Haggog and Fatima Rahman spent more than two years on the renovations of their home in the highly sought-after Old Quad neighborhood."


Anonymous calls to ICE and FBI begin in 3, 2, 1...
 
2014-04-26 07:01:58 PM  
Shutup whiney old balding white guy. I hate people like that. Someone egg his crappy old house.
 
2014-04-26 07:02:55 PM  

optikeye: WTF? if anything muted colors are not historical for Victorian Homes.

The original paint hues and saturation in the late 1900's were much more vibrant than even the colors used today for the 'painted ladies'.


This. I just kept picturing the opening credits of Full House and thinking, "there was a rainbow of houses in all different colours in the background... how is pastel blue and purple a BFD?"
 
2014-04-26 07:04:01 PM  

optikeye: WTF? if anything muted colors are not historical for Victorian Homes.

The original paint hues and saturation in the late 1900's were much more vibrant than even the colors used today for the 'painted ladies'.


This here. I don't think they know what "historical" means when it comes to houses. Most of the other houses try showed in the neighborhood looked to be in rough condition, too, besides looking bland.
 
2014-04-26 07:04:35 PM  
If there's a historical preservation society or something along the lines of preservingthe colors of the period, so be it. Otherwise, they can paint the house like a Taco cabana, and there's nothing they can do about it.
We had a house, across the street, that painted their front door red, that caused all kinds of shiat in the neighborhood. Next thing, the painted the house turqoise. The HOA wouldn't have anything to do with it. The owners changed it back. Out here, earlier in the year, a woman painted her house different colrs than the HOA allows. She said she wasn't going to repaint, the HOA threatened to sue, she backed down a painted it to match the other homes. When you buy into an HOA, you can't do whatever you want.
 
2014-04-26 07:04:47 PM  
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2014-04-26 07:05:01 PM  
Maybe I've gotten older, maybe I've been reading magazines from the 1920s, but a hundred years isn't that old. And they'd have had a great pallet of coal tar dyes for the original lead paint.

Oh, and did Cosmos portray Big Lead like the tobacco industry last week?
 
2014-04-26 07:07:57 PM  

optikeye: WTF? if anything muted colors are not historical for Victorian Homes.

The original paint hues and saturation in the late 1900's were much more vibrant than even the colors used today for the 'painted ladies'.
[ocar.files.wordpress.com image 850x400]


Yup. Lead paint had incredibly vibrant colors.

Also, those classical Greek statues and architecture? We're used to seeing them bare, but they weren't intended to be 'dignified' and natural-marble color. They were veritable riots of many colors.
 
2014-04-26 07:09:31 PM  
The neighbors should shut the fark up and mind their own business.  When they own the house then they can decide what color to paint it.  Until then they should suck a fat one.
 
2014-04-26 07:09:55 PM  
I guess those busybodies would have Charleston repaint this unhistorical neighborhood.

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2014-04-26 07:14:26 PM  
StopLurkListen:
Also, those classical Greek statues and architecture? We're used to seeing them bare, but they weren't intended to be 'dignified' and natural-marble color. They were veritable riots of many colors.

This guy from Temple of Aphaia, Aegina, approves.

media.tumblr.com

/Thanks German conservators who figured this out.
 
2014-04-26 07:15:28 PM  
Paint your house a crazy color? What the hell do I care? Go nuts, man.

Paint your house like "the one they showed in duh movie"  I still don't care, but you're a farking retard.
 
2014-04-26 07:18:55 PM  
It's no BFD.  Better than having a junk car in the driveway with a ratty blue tarp on it.
 
2014-04-26 07:19:25 PM  
This is why you don't buy in a historic district or an HOA neighborhood.  It's nothing but dicks all the way down.
 
2014-04-26 07:23:52 PM  

seelorq: I guess those busybodies would have Charleston repaint this unhistorical neighborhood.


Came here to post Rainbow Row, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-04-26 07:29:07 PM  

optikeye: WTF? if anything muted colors are not historical for Victorian Homes.

The original paint hues and saturation in the late 1900's were much more vibrant than even the colors used today for the 'painted ladies'.
[ocar.files.wordpress.com image 850x400]


This. Between high school and university I worked construction for a couple of years. The company I worked for did a custom home for a couple who wanted a lot of Victorian details. The designer they used did a lot of research, including sampling paint from local Victorian homes to come up with authentic colour samples, most of which were very bright and in keeping with the colours of the home in the story.

I think people forget that paint and photographs fade over time, so they see Victorian homes as being muted and austere, which is not the case.
 
2014-04-26 07:29:53 PM  
I can sympathize with the neighbor only insofar as it could bring lots of traffic with people wanting to see the "Up House."  That sort of thing is great for the folks who live there and will enjoy their efforts being appreciated; and for the folks who come to see it and to do so only have to sit through an extra ten minutes of car traffic the one time; but not so much for folks living nearby who might not want to put up with an extra ten minutes every time they come home from work, shopping, running the kids to the mall, etc.

That said, (a) likely the novelty will wear off within a month or two and the "tourists" will only be occasional; and (b) I dnwtfv because f*ck autoplay, but from the comments thus far it sounds like the neighbor is complaining about the colors, not about traffic.

Not your house.  Don't like it, don't look there.  STFU neighbor.
 
2014-04-26 07:31:43 PM  
I'm pretty sure the neighbors don't have a problem with the colors on the outside of the house.

They have a problem with the colors on the inside.
 
2014-04-26 07:34:28 PM  
STFU PEOPLE. It isn't your house. You aren't paying for it. Mind your own dang business.
 
2014-04-26 07:37:12 PM  
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2014-04-26 07:40:00 PM  

buntz: I'm pretty sure the neighbors don't have a problem with the colors on the outside of the house.

They have a problem with the colors on the inside.


My thoughts exactly. "Hosam Haggog and Fatima Rahman "
 
2014-04-26 07:46:30 PM  
That is actually not that bad... my parents' house is in a historical district. 1880 and older. The self appointed overseers (seriously, there was nothing to join.. no voting to make something.. it just "appeared", complete with fancy name and everything) biatches about everything.  People buy the house some childhood friends grew up in. Paint it PURPLE with a sort of pink.. not exactly pink, but close, shutters. Must gawd awful looking site.. 2 years later they start in painting again. Get HALF way around the front, now has some other purple, and a few of the shutters and now the old purple, too.
I'd rather see 5 months worth of trash piled up out front of the place instead of that crap!

/and, so would every other person in the neighborhood - impossible to talk to anyone over there for over 5/10 minutes w/o that house popping up in conversation
//rant over
/// >>insert face of old man from 'UP' here.png <<
 
2014-04-26 07:47:25 PM  
Ex-Texan: If there's a historical preservation society or something along the lines of preservingthe colors of the period, so be it.

Actually, Victorians painted their houses in extremely vibrant, nearly day-glo, colors.  And often in schemes with clashing colors.  Orange, with a purple secondary and red accents, would have been considered dowdy in the Victorian era. A color-blind pimp's eyes would bleed if he were to do some time-traveling.  Victorians had access to bright, artificial colors and the industrial production to make those colors cheap.  And they responded by tarting their houses up like Rio hookers at Mardi Gras.  Not one historical society tries to "preserve the colors of the period" because they are not "historical societies", but "we-wish-all-history-was-1940s-blah societies".  An actual historical society for the Victorian period would pretty much banish anything from the earth tones end of the spectrum, and dip deep into the highlighter palette.
 
2014-04-26 07:47:31 PM  
Get off my lawn
 
2014-04-26 07:50:27 PM  
I thought old Victorian homes were gaudily and brightly painted?
 
2014-04-26 07:58:29 PM  
If they really want to drive the neighbors nuts, they should attach a whole whack of balloons.
 
2014-04-26 08:04:56 PM  
There's a wall paper company that specializes in Victorian reproductions of wall paper:

www.bradbury.com

Bradbury and Bradbury. http://www.bradbury.com/victorian/neoclass.html#.U1xWnKJuYrc

They also do some nice mid 20th 'atomic age' stuff.

www.bradbury.com\

And some arts and craft things:
www.bradbury.com
 
2014-04-26 08:06:07 PM  

zamboni: Oh, don't worry homeowners. You'll be able to bully the new owners to paint the house like you want after you chase these people away! Chins up guys! Just make them feel uncomfortable and threaten them a lot. It's the American way! Then you can go back to beige and white! The colors of freedom!


Autumn Wheat and White - the colors of Sears annual paint sale.  "SEARS BEST!"

Also known as the American middle class mandatory colors.

Those were the days...when there was a middle class....when there was a Sears.
 
2014-04-26 08:11:09 PM  
Old houses suck. I have no problem with people fixing them up. I especially have no problem with the bright colors.
 
2014-04-26 08:27:06 PM  
Homeowners in St. John's, NFLD are getting a kick...

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/historically, houses were painted a bright colour so the fishermen could see their home from the boat
 
2014-04-26 08:27:58 PM  
Personally, I think it looks like shiat, but if I were that worried about what color it might get painted because I didn't buy it myself... that would make it my problem and not theirs.
 
2014-04-26 08:28:44 PM  

optikeye: WTF? if anything muted colors are not historical for Victorian Homes.

The original paint hues and saturation in the late 1900's were much more vibrant than even the colors used today for the 'painted ladies'.
[ocar.files.wordpress.com image 850x400]


Came here to say just this.  Just because we only have black and white photos, and just because a lot of urban Victorian buildings were kind of drab (all that coal smoke) there was a huge fashion in bright wild colors and gingerbread and arsenic filled wallpaper done in some impressive patterns.

But then again, most people don't realize that those ancient Greek statues weren't white, but actually painted more colorfully than a pride parade either.
 
2014-04-26 08:31:01 PM  
Anyone else thinking the real problem is the actually related to how the wife decorates herself?
 
2014-04-26 08:31:03 PM  
"It really, in my opinion, is atrocious that this Victorian is a gracious old lady and it's being painted up to look like a clown," Faria said.

Oh, brrrrrother. Your opinion is stupid, lady. Get a farking life.
 
2014-04-26 08:39:54 PM  

zamboni: Oh, don't worry homeowners. You'll be able to bully the new owners to paint the house like you want after you chase these people away! Chins up guys! Just make them feel uncomfortable and threaten them a lot. It's the American way! Then you can go back to beige and white! The colors of freedom!

/Chuck Peterson sounds okay, though. He won't last.


Near where I used to work a family put up a large yellow tent with a red roof in the garden for their kids. Neighbours made them remove it so they painted the house yellow with a red roof. Nothing neighbours could do.
 
2014-04-26 08:43:43 PM  
There's a line of historical looking townhouses in Fredericton, NB (actually only about 20 yrs old, built to look old-fashioned) that are all painted different bright colors. Fogeys here got all up in arms about it being an eyesore, but they're still there, and still painted those same colors.
 
2014-04-26 08:48:36 PM  
GIS for victorian paint colors says the colours they used are fine. So problem is just that they used a lot of them instead of picking one or two.
 
2014-04-26 08:49:28 PM  
They did one of these here about 2 years ago. Brand new build though, not a remodel. It was farking awesome and a hit at the Parade of Homes that year. I would have lived in it.
 
2014-04-26 08:54:27 PM  

powerful katrinka: buntz: I'm pretty sure the neighbors don't have a problem with the colors on the outside of the house.

They have a problem with the colors on the inside.

My thoughts exactly. "Hosam Haggog and Fatima Rahman "


Yep.. I said... "well there's your problem right there! most likely foreign a d certainly not white!

but... not so not white as to be Negros... but... close enough
 
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