Fresh coat of paint. Photo by Turlach MacDonagh.
Designboom gives us a tour of 273 Western Ave. in Allston, which a pair of Baltimore artists used as a canvas. The house in more boring days.
A different breed of house painters in Jamaica Plain.
But hopefully it's only temporary. That house would look even better as four or six units of actual housing.
I see that building, while driving by, several times a week. I had no idea what it was supposed to be until now. Cool.
Zoned commercial and was the site of a decrepit foam mattress distributor or retailer. Hopefully it's a teardown so some more dense and appropriate housing can be built there, perhaps with ground floor commercial space still.
I'd bought some foam for furniture re-work a while ago and was planning for more, in the future.
I'll have to find another foam retailer, then.
The owner made me laugh, mostly because I was prepared for gruffness from the Yelp reviews, I love shops/shop owners like that, when I know to expect tough personalities. Well, if they know their stuff, of course. If they don't and they're jerks? Nope.
Ok, I drove by this the other day for the first time in a while and thought "Ah...a homeowner lost their mind".
Interesting to know it's actually public art instead.
Church of LSD?
Anyone know what happened to the owners/business? They were there for so long.
wondering that too.. Of course you know Harvard probably owns all that land so it was something to do until they turn it into something useless. I did buy foam from there before.
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