Offbeat

By Sarah Francis


A rainbow home that looks just like a painting has been listed for $499,000 (£398,850.70).

556 South Vista Oro in Palm Springs, California is unique to say the least.

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The eccentric 1937 Spanish home belongs to Carl Tookey and Gregg Featherston who purchased the property when it was painted plain white.

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Adding more than a splash of colour, the creative couple took inspiration from their worldwide travels including Buckingham Palace.

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The colourful cottage comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms covering 1,664.00 square-feet, according to Curbed.com

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And the 0.12 acre grounds include a pool and stone courtyard.

Listing agent, Klint Watkins, said: “The owners found rooms or paintings they liked, they would recreate them adding their own twists.

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“For example, the dining area is based on a painting by Valerie Berlin Edwards, a Memphis artist.

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“The living room colour scheme is the result of a trip to Buckingham Palace where they were inspired by the Green Drawing Room.

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“And one bathroom is a reproduction of a print be Schmetz entitled ‘Bathing the Emperor.

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“Their goal was to create whimsy and fantasy in the idyllic location of Palm Springs.”