(REUTERS – 3RD MAY) It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
A North Dakota man says his polka dot home is a beautiful landmark. City planners say it’s not.
Jim Deitz, a retired house painter, has recently finished putting the final dots on his century-old home that has now turned into six apartments.
Passers by have been stopping and looking at the colorful house, which is located near a church, a fraternal organization, and a new low-income apartment complex.
Deitz said he was offered a 100,000 USD for the home last year but the deal did not go through. He says now, he would ask for 150,000 USD.
The city’s senior planner, Ryan Brooks, said the polka dot house is an eyesore and claims this is Deitz’s way of protesting the city’s decision not to buy the property.
Deitz denies the accusation and says he likes the colors.