Comments about ‘'Up' house could get new paint job’

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Published: Saturday, Dec. 3 2011 5:00 p.m. MST

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"We would like to not have to see multi-colors as we look out of our windows." Heaven forbid you have to look at mulit-colors! Your life must be pretty peachy (or should I use an earth tone here?) if you're complaining about seeing multi-colors out your windows! Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but come on, lighten up.

Mom of 8
Hyrum, UT

Oh, let the colors stay! The world is full of muted earth tones, but this house is so unique, bright and delightful.

I respect the owners for willing to repaint, but I think that would be an immense tragedy. Everyone needs a little "up" in their lives! I hope the home owners association puts it to a vote and that the vibrancy gets to stay.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Wow, wonderful HOAs at it again playing dictator with other peoples property. What's next the HOA will start telling people what color of car they can get so it doesnt clash with all the drab brown in the neighborhood? Let them keep it as is, its a one off house and there are enough brown, tan and grey houses in Utah as it is.

Salt Lake City, UT

I'm with you Mr. Bohrn. I am trying to get my homeowner's association to do something about my neighbor's bright cars. I hate having to see them when I'm eating breakfast. And don't even get me started on their clothes!

Alpine, UT

Houses with siding should not be painted with earth tones. It doesn't fit the architecture. Besides,Utah could use a little more color and a lot less earthy stucco.

Riverton, UT

"...sits one of the most unique...houses in the Salt Lake Valley."

That's like saying "she is one of the most pregnant women in the Salt Lake Valley." Either something is unique or it isn't.

Duchesne, UT

Hook up the balloons to your house and float over to our town . . . we would love to have your colorful house in our earth-tone neighborhood! :)

Mchenry, IL

Then the house should not have been built there if it needed to change the colors right away after sale. What a waste of energy!

Ronnie W.
Layton, UT

Who the heck are we to tell other people what color to make their house or car? If that is seriously is your biggest problem(the color of your neighbors property) then you have a great life.

@jfish- as much as your may hate it, this is a free country and people can wear whatever clothes they like. If you don't like the color of the cars look the other way.

Ellie Marie
Herriman, UT

Leave it alone!

Provo, UT

Leave the house colors alone. For starters -- the house plan is based on a Disney - Pixar - RATLAW intellectual property copyright. Therefore, I suspect that the owners cannot change the exterior colors.

Herriman, UT

The world is made of color! How anyone could complain about something cheerful is beyond me. But this is Utah... the land of the homogeneous and redundant: Houses, clothes, hairstyles, personalities, etc. Heaven forbid anyone break the mold, think outside the box, or have a thought or voice of their own.

West Jordan, UT

I was incredulous listening to people complain about the color of their neighbor's home. Just moments before on the news, we saw houses that have been without power for over 48 hours, severely damaged homes and cars, and now the threat of another windstorm coming to Davis County and possibly causing more damage.

And people are complaining about the color of a house? Come on, folks. Count your blessings and open your eyes. Many people are suffering right in your own backyard. A colorful house is really not a problem in the grand scheme of things.

Jeanie b.
Orem, UT

Ronnie w.
jfish was being sarcastic. You must have missed that.

Salt Lake City, UT

So, paint the back of the house in earth tones to keep that neighbor happy, and keep the colors which the owners and the neighbor across the street want.

Taylorsville, UT

Intellectual rights were sold with the house and it was built on conditional use permits so the homeowners association do have the right to maintain equality in the neighborhood. On the other hand the builder could approach the homeowners association and require all homes in the neighborhood change their exterior decor to match the Disney house. A Disneyland in Herriman?

I don't think it was Disneys intent to cause so much chaos over the house colors. What I would question is the conditional use permits to see if the home was supposed to be reconfigured (repainted) to meet the standards of the neighborhood after the use permit expired. Many times conditional permits expire with resale and must have city permission and zone changes to keep them.

Then of course there is the sustainability problem of paint colors over time and how they weather in this area. The exact colors and paint mixture may be patented and intellectual property of Disney, so repainting to match would be a problem in 5-10 years time.

Nan BW
ELder, CO

I hope they can keep the colors. People who complain about the color of a neighbor's house need to get busy and work on real problems in the community. jfish's satire fits the circumstances nicely.

Springville, UT

Jeanie b.---

Or, as we say in Utah: jfish was being "ironical."

Herriman, UT

Unbelievable! Leave the house alone. The neighbors are unbelievable.

South Jordan, Utah

@ImaUteFan: Ditto your comments. Actually I only have heard of ONE person complaining, probably because he was the only negative person quoted in the article. I also agree with "K" from IL--if there was a problem, they could have changed location easy enough before beginning this cool project. As you can see, there are many of us around here who would gladly welcome a house like this in our neighborhoods (me included)!
@jfish: Hahahaha! I am laughing hardest at your funny comment!

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