The house that hope built. Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic 2008 Obama campaign poster, is putting his Los Angeles house on the market. I guess hope only pays the bills for so long…
Located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of LA, the 1929 Mediterranean comes complete with four bedrooms and four baths. Been dreaming of an artist’s touch but shouldn’t be let near the box of Crayola? Character is everywhere thanks to exposed beams, hand-applied plaster walls and archways.
The house blends the old 1929 style with modern touches quite well. Everything you want modern, such as the eat-in kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are there. 1929-style only goes so far in the character department.
You still have to live there. It’s LA and for damn near $2 million, expect to entertain guests. The property has multiple terraces and places to shove guests while you retreat to a converted two-car garage art studio that has remnants of the Fairey’s work left over.
For being in the middle of LA, the backyard does have a sense of privacy thanks to the walled landscaping and terraced design. Whoever the buyer is, you can bet the stories of famous people wandering the gardens and halls will be told over and over.
In a neighborhood dominated by Mediterranean-style homes, Fairey’s influence on the design is definitely one-of-a-kind.
Now, if we can get Trump to stop by for a visit. It has plenty of walls and a fence outdoors. Hell, he might even call it beautiful.
Hey, nothing wrong with a bit of hope. But change? You need nearly $2 million for that.
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