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Real Men Love Pink Houses

July 29th, 2011 Sears Homes No comments

In March 2010, when folks saw the ladders go up on the outside of the house, they asked what color I was painting my house.

I smiled and told them, “The most beautiful pink in the world.”

More than a few raised their eyebrows.

In fact, this formerly beige house looks absolutely delightful dressed up in pink. Perhaps the most interesting comment came from my husband who said, “I’m secure enough in my masculinity to live in a pink house.”

Indeed he is.

Tory Newman was the fellow who painted this entire house by himself, and did a BEAUTIFUL job.

To contact Tory, call  536-5635. He is a true artist and a nice guy.

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Last year, we sold our big pink house and moved to a smaller house. To see pics of the Ringer Ranch, click here.

Pretty in pink

1925 Colonial Revival Home in Norfolk ,Virginia.

Winter-time

Winter-time

pink

Pretty in pink.

Wow

Picket fences go really well with pink houses.

And of course, everyone should have a pergola in the back yard.

And of course, everyone should have a pergola in the back yard.

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My Pink House

January 30th, 2011 Sears Homes 1 comment

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “Do you live in a Sears House?”

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.

With every passing day, I love this color more and more, and that’s a good thing because this was an enormous project. We used about 35 gallons of paint and primer (field and trim) and we chose Sherwin Williams Duration ($50 a gallon, 25 year warranty).

My 1925 Colonial Revival looks stunning in pink. Black shutters will soon arrive, which will create the perfect complement for this old house. Pink field, white trim, black shutters = 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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