“Do you live in a Sears House?”

Having given more than 200 lectures in 25 states, that is easily the most frequently asked question.

And the answer?

No, but I live in a pink house that was built in 1925, and it’s a beautiful house, and that’s almost as good as a Sears House.

In Summer 2010, we had the house painted pink.

Yes, Pink.

I love it. Just love it, and that’s a good thing because this was an enormous project. We used more than 35 gallons of paint and primer (field and trim) and we chose Sherwin Williams Duration ($50 a gallon, 25 year warranty). Tory Newman did the job, and applied every drop of paint using a paint brush. No rollers, no sprayers, no watered-down-paint, just a first-class paint job done by a first-class painter who used all first-class materials.

My 1925 Colonial Revival looks stunning in pink, and I’m quite certain that this is the prettiest house in all of Norfolk.

My daughter says it looks like strawberry ice cream. My other daughter says it looks like a sheet cake. I think it looks perfect. 🙂

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Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Side view

Side view

The process

The process

The back looked worse than the front. Its likely the front had been repainted, but the rear had not.

The back looked worse than the front. It's likely the front had been repainted, but the rear had not.

Close-up of dirty eaves

Close-up of dirty eaves

Little House

Little House

Winter-time

Winter-time

Little house in the winter

Little house in the winter

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