When Emilio Rodriguez bought his house in the Mountain View area of Pflugerville, Texas in November 2018, he immediately decided to paint the whole thing pink. He’s absolutely in love with what he’s done with the place but unfortunately, his neighbors don’t feel the same. In fact, they hate it so much that they brought a lawsuit against him to try and dull the colorful hue. Wow, haters.
- Emilio Rodriguez has always loved pink. A car accident left him paralyzed at the age of 4, and ever since then, he’s always felt cheered by the color pink and considered it his favorite. That’s why when he bought his own house, he decided everything had to be that color. “The driveway’s going to be pink I’m getting all the grass removed for pink tile blocks I’m going to have pink spotlights on the trees pink car. I will paint my wheelchair pink,” he told Fox 7 Austin. Nothing wrong with that!
- The unconventional house isn’t going down well with neighbors. Many people believe that the pink house is an eyesore in the neighborhood and that it doesn’t belong there. “People say it looks like Pepto-Bismol but I’m going for pink slime,” said Rodriguez.
- They may have brought a lawsuit against him, but Emilio Rodriguez’s house will stay pink. He did his research by checking into local laws before he bought the house and changed its color. There’s Homeowner’s Association in the area to regulate his paintwork, for one thing. “Even if they made an HOA right here I’m already grandfathered in so we’re set. I did my homework beforehand,” he admitted.
- What’s the harm? At the end of the day, Rodriguez loves his home and finds the color pink comforting, which can only be good for his mental health. “When I have to do medical stuff I can look up at the pink house and it kind of calms me down a little bit,” he explained. While it might be very different to what you’d expect of the area, there’s really no harm done.
- Some people are big fans. One of the positives of the pink house is that people come from several blocks and even towns away to check it out in person. One such person is Emanual Alvarado, who thinks people in the area should get on board. “I would suggest to neighbors to be open-minded because you know I think should invest energy into being different and being yourself and not let being yourself be suppressed about what society thinks is normal,” he said. Couldn’t agree more!