- California resident Kathryn Kidd was at the center of a neighborly disagreement after painting her Manhattan Beach house bubblegum pink with two emojis.
- The pink emoji house is now up for sale with an asking price of $1,749,000.
- Neighbors believe the homeowner painted the house as an act of revenge after being reported for illegally listing her home on Airbnb and receiving a $4,000 fine.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, an emoji painted on a bright pink house was enough to spark a feud in Manhattan Beach, California—giving birth to the pink emoji house. Now, the duplex, located at 216 39th Street, is up for sale with an asking price of $1,749,000.
The 1,528-square-foot home was at the center of It a neighborly disagreement that all started when homeowner Kathryn Kidd was fined $4,000 after people reported her for illegally listing her home on Airbnb. Soon after, neighbors began claiming that Kathryn purposely hired the artist Z the Art to paint emojis on her house as an act of revenge—one person even believing it was a direct attack towards her appearance.
Although the former owner insisted that the emoji house was meant to be “positive,” her neighbors still went to the City Council to force the homeowner to paint over the emojis, but were unsuccessful because the paint job was not, in fact, illegal.
With the pink emoji house on sale, neighbors are ready to take the matters into their own hands by purchasing the duplex themselves, according to MB Confidential.
Kathryn originally purchased the 1931-built home in March 2018 for $1.35 million. Whether you’re a fan of the life-sized emojis or not, you’ll still love the fact that it’s only one block away from the beach. Find more details in the listing with Johnnie Stiegler and Charlie Rasmussen at Lyon Stahl Investment Real Estate.
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