Polka-dot lawn

Austin's famous polka-dot lawn

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  • txkimmers 9y

    My friend used to live very near there and she was always bitching about that house. I love it! But if I did that out in Pflugerville, they would probably bee-yatch about me too.
  • tictoc 9y

    Cool! I drove by that house with a friend a couple of months ago. Teach me to pay attention to details - I thought this was a recent pic.
  • Prentiss Riddle 9y

    This pic is from 2003. They painted it again at least once since then, but not yet in 2006.
  • Pirulitar Pirulitar 9y

    Lindo, lindo, lindo!
  • Amanda - Goode 9y

    I suppose you either love it or hate it.I love it.
    Interesting how they have drawn attention to themselves and then hidden behind foliage.
  • Prentiss Riddle 9y

    It makes sense to me: they have both very public and very private spaces. Their back yard is behind a high wall. I'd love to get a peek inside it some time.
  • Amanda - Goode 9y

    I've read all I can find about this house and find a lot of comment refer to it as 'weird'.
    I don't find it so, this is a far more weird thing to do
    www.headington.org.uk/history/misc/shark.htm
  • Prentiss Riddle 9y

    Ooh, GA, thanks for that link! Back when I had a house I always wanted to commission a sculpture of a UFO crashing into the roof of my garage...
  • Stephan Caspar 9y

    there's a bloke on my train has a hairdo that's a bit like this.

    dots on spaces...nice ring to that.
  • Karen 9y

    I just love it, but I wouldn't want it in my life every day!
  • Dee Kincke 8y

    Only in Austin! Keepin things Weird!
  • eakelton 7y

    love it! I miss Austin!

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  • Prentiss Riddle 7y

    An update -- in Google Street View!

    Polka dot lawn in Austin street view
  • mamalobaloca 7y

    Coveting this!

    The last thing we need in Austin is a water-guzzling non-native lawn. Most grass just does not grow here naturally. This is much better.
  • Prentiss Riddle 7y

    MLL, there's a lawn under the polka dots. What you're seeing is painted on the grass in its winter dormant phase. I don't recall what kind of lawn is under there. It might be native (buffalo grass) or non-native (perhaps bermuda).

    I'm a bit of a heretic on the subject of lawns. A healthy and well-established lawn doesn't really require that much supplemental watering in Austin. What is horribly wasteful is trying to keep it green in August, when the natural thing is for it to turn dormant.

    If you want a lawn that really doesn't require any water at all, try this one. :-)
  • mamalobaloca 7y

    OK, now I can see brown grass under there. LOL about the astroturf median.
  • Prentiss Riddle 7y

    I saw today that she's re-dotted her lawn for fall 2008. It's pink dots this year.
  • hertinkerbell 6y

    Hey, how do I find this place? If you know the address please email me at HerTinkerbell@yahoo.com or on my blog bellaandtheroad.blogspot.com . Thanks!
  • GHAFOOR 2y

    nice
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