The resident loves living in a bright pink house, but not everyone is happy about the paint job.

The resident loves living in a bright pink house, but not everyone is happy about the paint job.

In one neighborhood in Austin, Texas, a man decided to paint his entire house pink. Like, really bright pink.

Imagine going for a routine stroll through your neighborhood, and all the houses you see are shades of browns and greys before suddenly coming across a place painted entirely in pink—everything, the walls, the doors, the gutters, the roof, the color of Pepto-Bismol. Would it bother you?

Emilio Rodriguez bought the single-story home in November of 2018.

The wheelchair-bound man was paralyzed in an accident when he was four years old and suffered heart problems all his life. So, for him, pink is a color that has always brightened his day.

“Just my favorite color,” Rodriguez told CBS Austin, “I’ve got it tattooed on my body, on my neck.”

Emilio started painting at the back of his house; now, every inch, from the walls to the gutters, is the color of bubblegum. Or, in Emilio’s words, Pepto-Bismol.

According to Emilio, he’s doing his part to “keep Austin weird,” as many of the city’s residents say.

While Austin has gained a reputation for being more progressive than the rest of Texas, it seems that painting one’s entire house pink is crossing the line to some of the neighbors.

“I love this house,” Emilio said , “I don’t know why people don’t like it; a lot love it.”

The Austin resident also planned on painting his driveway and wheelchair pink.

Before fulfilling his dream of having a pink house, Emilio did his homework to make sure it would be perfectly legal.

The homeowner checked that the house wasn’t under any homeowner’s association. He told FOX 7:

“Even if they made an HOA right here, I’m already grandfathered in, so we’re set. I did my homework beforehand.”

Still, it hasn’t stopped the annoyance on the neighbors’ part. There’s only one way to settle it for them, and that would be by filing a lawsuit.

While painting a house an unusual color might appear odd, it doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

With everything that’s happened these past few years, the world could use more color. The world is only as bright and colorful as the people that make it so.

Emilio Rodriguez had a simple dream that he made a reality. Even if not everyone agrees with it – he’s at least very happy living in what he refers to as his “pink palace.”

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