For sale: Extremely bright pink house in Oak Bluffs on Martha's
Vineyard. Gingerbread cottage style, built circa 1864, 2 bedrooms, 770
square feet. Exterior has 14 different kinds of filigree trim,
including many pink hearts. Price includes pink wall-to-wall carpeting
and pink and white furnishings, but no land, no insulation, hardly any
storage space, creaky slanted floor. Seller requests that buyer keep
the house pink. Buyer must be willing to tolerate tourists peeping
through the windows at all hours.
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The Pink House, as it's known here in Oak Bluffs, does stand out a tad, even in this neighborhood, what with its magenta and raspberry paint job, its perfectly color-coordinated begonias, its ornate filigree dripping down the eaves.
But it doesn't stand out that much.
This, after all, is the land of gingerbread, of storybook decorative details on houses so fanciful you'd think you were looking at dollhouses, It's the land of teeny-tiny rainbow-colored Victorian cottages with high-peaked roofs, dainty verandas, and themed embellishments on the balconies, turrets, cornices, and gables, a lot of which are arguably over the top. (from The Boston Globe)
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts