"Don't like to look at multi colors while we eat"interesting
Hey Herriman, way to prove what a bunch of incredibly small-minded petty jerks
you are... again. The purchasers of this home paid more because of the way it
looked. The idiots demanding they repaint it to match what they think looks
good (earth tones, barf... probably have a bunch of that horrible log furniture
and sofas with cup holders too) should be coughing up the difference in price
between what was paid and what a similarly sized home would've cost.Personally, I'd be rethinking wanting to live anywhere near neighbors like
that. Get out now while it's not too late!!
We had a visitor passing through ask about those monochromatic houses and she
said, "Is that public housing? That's what public housing looks like where
I come from." How ironic that the little Up house can't get a fair shake in
the movies or in real life...let a little joy into your lives, what do you do
when a rainbow appears outside your window?
For one, it's not like the HOAVappeared ot of now where. If you don't like the
rules, don't live there. You have a right to choose where you want to live, but
you can't just disregard the existing agreements in place. But that being said,
I think the community should see this home as a landmark and allow it to stand.
We are moving into an HOA scenario and had our own challenge with color
selection. I love my home state, but there is just too many brown houses here.
Home Owners Associations always bring out the worst in people. I will never live
in any neighborhood that has a HOA.
'He said some property owners have voiced concern about the rainbow-colored
house, saying the colors do not fit in.' - Article Um, rainbows
typically don't have pink or pastel colors. The house is fine. It does not have any imagery that endorses violence, drugs or any
bright, neon colors. Any offense taken at the house is more a
reflection on the persons who cannot accept anything other than what they THINK
a house should look like. Not that the house (an inanimate object)
has actually DONE, anything wrong. I have been 'pulled over', twice
for car theft in this state while walking on the side walk in Utah.
I politely tell the office 1) If I had stolen a car why would I be walking and
2) If they check my record they will see my military record, and ZERO felonies,
misdeameanors or even an arrest. At all. I am from
Hawaii. Being different does NOT mean you are doing anything... wrong.
Oh, the problems associated with living in a First World Country...
Danger Will Robinson....Bleep-----Bleepdestroy colors Bleep----BleepThe HOA must have DRAB----Bleep----BleepColor Is Bad Bleep----BleepWe must all be assimilated into the collective-----Bleep---BleepIndividuality must be eliminated-------Bleep----BleepInteresting
thing about flying over West Valley is that it all just looks like one big, well
blended desert devoid of color, devoid of thought, devoid of life. It certainly
makes me not want to move back to that part of Utah.
My wife and I have a rule about home-buying: Never buy a home under the control
of an HOA. We would like to choose our own trees and what flowers
we grow in the yard. We might want a garden of berries, a little orchard in the
back. We would like to paint our home our favorite colors, and change the colors
when we like. We might like a cute little picket fence. We might
like to feel we control our own home; we might like to feel we own it, when it
is paid for, and not be subject to the dictates of others.
What does this say about us as a society? If my neighbor doesn't like camouflage
condo, if he just doesn't "blend in", it is alright to make his life
miserable? What if the HOA felt it wasn't the color of his paint so much as the
color of his skin that was driving the property values down?If you
want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care
and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.Dwight D EisenhowerFor to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a
way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson MandelaThose who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.Abraham LincolnConformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy
of growth.John F KennedyWhat is ominous is the ease with which
some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the
government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to
survive very long.Thomas SowellHow fragile is freedom among
men who seek to control one another.Spoc
I agree i don't mind stucco but i like colors other than brown shades that look
dark and depressing. Utah needs "custom" homes not a cookie cutter
neighborhood with only 5 styles in it! Honestly CCRs and Home associations
should be banned, they go way to far, heaven forbid your home has character!
Absurd for people to even want to change the pastel colors of the "Up"
house. The "Up" house in Herriman is the best
advertisement for Disney that money can buy. It reminds many of us why we love
Disneyland and makes us want to go more often.
These new neighborhoods where every house is some shade of tan are so boring. I
don't know how people can even stand to live in them.
I thought Scrooge just hated Christmas.
Sometimes the CCRs are just too controlling. Life is like a box of chocolates -
you never know what you will get inside. But life is also too short to have joy
contained. Carpe diem! Sieze the day!
If you live in a nearly half million dollar home and your most pressing problem
is the color of the house outside your window, you need a perspective
Leave the house alone. Keep the colors! The neighbors should be grateful.
Their property values have probably sky-rocketed! Try to see the good in the
I wish the only problem I had was a colorful home in my neighborhood.Personally, I find it refreshing to see a home that isn't brown, white or some
drab, cave color. We are becoming a bunch of sheep. If the sheep in
front of us does it, it has to be good.
must ..... fit . . . . . in . . . .
I say keep the colors. I am kind of tired of the same brown and tan 'earth
tones' all over the valley. After a while, some of these neighborhoods start to
look like maybe they are inhabited by sandpeople. If you go to New
England, you see bright houses like this all the time. It is nice to see a
little color once in a while. I wonder if they couldn't just plant some trees
in their backyard to block the view. Then again, in a development like that,
you probably have to plant a VERY specific type of Oak tree. NO MAPLES! Their
leaves a WAY to big and their color WAY too bright in the fall!
What boring neighbors. I hate HOAs and their rules about all houses having to
be the same style and color. I'm glad I grew up in a neighborhood that wasn't a
development and didn't have HOAs. The variety was nice.
@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!
Unbelievable! Leave the house alone. The neighbors are unbelievable.
Jeanie b.---Or, as we say in Utah: jfish was being
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.
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.
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.
Ronnie w. jfish was being sarcastic. You must have missed that.
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.
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.
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.
Leave it alone!
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.
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!
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! :)
"...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.
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
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!
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.
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.
"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.