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Woman transforms ‘boring’ beige home into rainbow paradise – but neighbours hate it

Jane Gottlieb’s turned her boring sea-view home in Santa Barbara, California into a work of art but says ‘nobody in the neighbourhood really likes it because they all have these beige Mediterranean houses’

A colour-obsessed artist who transformed her “beige and boring” mansion into a rainbow oasis spends £4,000 a year on painting the colourful house inside and out – despite admitting her neighbours disapprove.

Jane Gottlieb, 70, spent two months transforming the detached sea-view home in Santa Barbara, California, from run-of-the-mill to a “piece of art”, featuring nine different colours on it’s exterior alone, and dozens more inside. 

But maintaining the bright abode is a costly task, with a $5,000 (£4,085) paint job needed once a year to stop the colours from fading in the harsh sunlight – resulting in the house becoming even bolder each time a new lick of paint is added.

Renowned artist Jane, who has showcased her work all over the world, said her four-bedroom home leaves visitors stunned and smiling, with passers-by dubbing it the “rainbow house”.




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