Art And Culture

Ancient Abode Turned Into Rainbow Paradise

Ancient Abode Turned Into Rainbow ParadiseAncient Abode Turned Into Rainbow Paradise

If you happen to be walking through the woods in High Falls, New York and stumble upon a sizable, candy-colored house, don’t fret. You are not hallucinating, nor have you walked into a terrifying, Hansel and Gretel-like situation. You’ve found artist Kat O’Sullivan’s abode, a 19th century farmhouse she converted into a rainbow paradise.

According to the Huffington Post website, O’Sullivan bought the house in 2009 and she, along with her creatively inclined friends, began hand-painting the stone and wood edifice of the 170-year-old home. It morphed from “the kind of house you would drive by and never notice” to a structure you could spot from miles away. The white walls were doused in purple, yellow and red, and visions of eyeballs and smiles were squeezed below windows and rooftops.

“I walked into the paint store and basically said, ‘I will take one of each!’” O’Sullivan explained. “Then I just started painting away without a clear plan. I just followed the instincts of my inner five-year-old child.”

O’Sullivan dubbed her house ‘Calico’. While the outside certainly grabs an onlooker’s eye, the inside vies for attention too. There’s a black-and-white staircase reminiscent of the movie ‘Beetlejuice’, a corridor lined with dummy heads, chandeliers dripping from ornate ceilings and vintage furniture and appliances tucked in every multi-colored corner.

The artist promises that the house is in constant renovation, a “weird” playground that’s only going to get weirder.