This Artist’s Home Was Deemed Unsellable Due to Its Bold, Rainbow-Like Decor – HouseBeautiful.com
There are numerous reasons why a house on the market might not sell. Perhaps the price is too high, the property needs some work, or maybe you just don’t have the best real estate agent for the job. The list goes on and on, but the reason behind the home of artist Mary Rose Young is unique. As it turns out, aspiring homeowners were really just not digging her rainbow decor.
LADBible spoke with the 61-year-old, pink-haired creative, who owns Mary Rose’s Gallery and Workshop in Gloucestershire, England. Back in 2014, Young had put the home on the market after living there for almost 30 years. While she had purchased the cottage back in 1987 for £30,000 (≅ $37,247 USD), she had hand-painted and redecorated the home’s interiors, raising the home’s value upward of £250,000 (≅ $310,391 USD), as estimated by her real estate agents. However, when the colorful property where Young lives with her husband Phil Butcher, was put up for sale, nobody wanted to buy, and only one person came to check it out.
Over the years, Young transformed the white-walled home into one straight out of a fairytale. Her main form of art was pottery, which inspired her home’s eccentric style. She painted every