My lovely residential neighborhood has a charming mix of architectural styles. No two are exactly the same, but the homes all still work together nicely. Then, there is the lime green house. Not even kidding. If I could get organized enough to walk by with my camera sometime, I will snap a shot for you to see. I've never had the guts to actually approach the owner of the house to inquire about his or her "unique" color selection, but I would bet the other neighbors have voiced their displeasure.
So seems to be the case with a home in Atlanta, Georgia that is listed on the Historic Registry.
Limestone stuccoed; 2 stories modified rectangle, hipped roof sections, interior chimneys, slightly projecting front center exposed limestone pedimented section featuring a single entrance with ornate transom flanked by stuccoed rusticated pilasters and surmounted by open segmental-arched pediment with cartouche, exposed limestone corner pilasters; rear formal garden with pool and garage.Well, until it's new owner opted for a updated color palette...
This raises an interesting question that is postulated in an article I happened upon recently:
“Where do you draw the lines between private property and the good of the neighborhood?
Do owners of historic homes “have a duty to the community to maintain them in a fashion that is not offensive to the community?”"(source)
Where do you stand on this issue?