Skip to comments.Official: Polka dots painted on North Dakota home an eyesore
Posted on 05/01/2012 5:23:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Jim Deitz believes hes creating a Grand Forks landmark, but the downtown apartment house hes painting one polka dot at a time is making a city planner cringe.
The retired house painter on Tuesday was putting the final polka dots on his home-turned-apartments, where passers-by have been gathering to watch him work and to request colors from his palette of a dozen cans of brightly colored paint.
"Pizza delivery drivers wont have any trouble finding this place," Deitz said of the century old-two story home that houses six apartments. "You cant miss it."
The house is next to a church, a fraternal organization building and a new low-income apartment complex. Deitz and the city had negotiated a deal to buy out the property to expand the low-income housing facility.
Deitz said he was offered $100,000 for the home a year or so ago.
"They were going to buy me out and they backed out," Deitz said. "I want $150,000 for it now."
Ryan Brooks, the citys senior planner, said the polka dot house is an eyesore and that he thinks its Deitzs way of protesting the citys decision not to buy the property.
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Eyesore?! It looks awesome. I could deal with that house next to mine.
No pics at the link. Need pics.
Why is it always polka dots? Why no jig dots, or square-dance dots, or hokey-pokey dots? Argh!
Not bad at all. It’s neatly done. Live with it.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot dots
I worry about getting neighbors like this...
Yakko Wakko Dots
I knew it reminded me of something...
I agree—a man’s home is his castle. If he wants a polka dot castle he should have it.
Having lived through 3 bleak ND winters, I would have found this house to be a bright spot in all that snow and ice that lasts for 4-5 months.
A person has a constitutional right to be a jerk. And it’s not like it’s in a nice area - it’s next to the projects.
“Ryan Brooks, the citys senior planner, said the polka dot house is an eyesore and that he thinks its Deitzs way of protesting the citys decision not to buy the property.”
It’s looks great! And even if it is a protest, at least it is creative and constructive rather then .rundown, neglected and destructive.
I’ve seen *much* worse paint jobs on houses where the occupants weren’t even trying to make a statement.
And, unlike my neighbor’s houses, I’m pretty sure the polka dots don’t BARK THEIR @#$%^ HEADS OFF all night... I can live with quiet polka dots, no problem.
Somebody painted a house silver and put deer antlers over the door in my mom’s neighborhood.
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