If you love vivid colors and Spanish-style homes there is one in Palm Springs, California you should consider buying this most colorful home. The gorgeous place dubbed “Penguin Cottage” by its owners features a private stone courtyard, amazing views of Mount San Jacinto, a blue swimming pool and interiors in a rainbow color palette with teal-colored trim.
Brightly painted rooms in this house look like they just celebrated the Holi festival. The festival starts right outside the property with its large bright yellow and red flower pots and the short wall, and teal-colored gate.
Once beyond that gate, you come across a house with exteriors – again in yellow. The color riot earnestly starts inside the house where walls are painted in different shades of green, pink purple, and red.
Owners of the house are an airline pilot and flight attendant couple – Carl Tookey and Gregg Featherston. They collected ideas for the colorful home from different places they traveled for work. The living room walls and the beamed ceiling are fashioned after Green Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.
They also borrowed ideas from Charleston in East Sussex, England, the home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Tookey and Featherson owned the place since the mid-1990s.
The dining room even sports a multicolored wood floor (in blue, purple, green, red, yellow and orange) red walls, yellow ceiling, orange piping, and chairs in different colors. It also has a green dining table, a recreation of a painting by Valerie Berlin Edwards, a Memphis artist. Seems the current owners are huge admirers of Edwards’ work, because they attached a copy of another one of her paintings onto the dining room’s window, which shows an open door with sheep outside.
Other highlights include a bathroom with pink walls and a bathtub – another scene they borrowed, this time from a print named “Bathing the Emperor”. For good measure, they hanged a replica of the print, which shows a seagull washing a penguin in a bathtub. And the house has a very green kitchen.
According to real estate agent, the couple wanted “whimsy and fantasy” in their home. To create that dream home, they bought a house painted all-white 20 years ago and started adding color. Now they are selling the most colorful home perhaps in all of USA and asking $499,000 for the masterpiece
Source: Luxury Launches