Friday Photos ~ The Mural House

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Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

Belhaven Painted House photo by Pat Starnes

Belhaven Art

 

Travel Fortification Street in Jackson MS and you'll do a double-take when you pass this two story home. I wish I knew the buildings' history, but I admire it whenever driving by.

If any local Jacksonians follow my blog, please let me know the history. My internet search only reveals its' current use as an apartment building. It's located near New Stage Theater in Belhaven.

 

Comments (12)

Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Wow.  Someone had a time making this home into a work of art.  Wonder how long it will last.

Aug 04, 2017 08:34 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Belinda Spillman - my best friend told me it's been like this for YEARS! Curiosity is getting the better of me.

Aug 04, 2017 08:43 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am not sure if I would want it next to my house but it is done very well for what it is.

Aug 04, 2017 10:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Pat,

I like your new photo!  I like the house, it is quirky and edgy.  A

Aug 04, 2017 11:02 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks great, but I doubt that the HOA would let me do that with my house, haha.

Aug 04, 2017 11:27 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Joe Pryor - the house is located in the artsy Belhaven area near downtown Jackson. It's very distinctive to say the least.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I love quirky! Great word for it.

Brian England - I'm sure if there was an HOA involved, they would have been out there in a flash! The house, however, is located in an older downtown area devoid of HOAs. :)

Aug 04, 2017 12:52 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Now that took some real talent. The homeowners obviously like to express themselves & what a unique canvas to use as an outlet. Thanks for sharing Pat!

Aug 04, 2017 01:02 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Debe Maxwell, CRS , I owned a small beach cottage in a coastal town 20 years ago and wanted to paint a beach scene on the side of the house. It was a white painted brick home and the paint was peeling away. I never did get around to creating my masterpiece. It's something I wish I had taken the time to do. 

Aug 04, 2017 01:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It's no easy job to simply paint a house.  I can't even imagine the work it took to paint one with a mural.

Aug 04, 2017 01:48 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

AWE! This reminds me of many of the building in Switzerland! It's not unusual to see houses painted like this over there but I haven't seen anything like it here, especially in residential areas. The last time I went to Chicago, I saw murals painted along the express way on old brick buildings of famous people from Chicago. 

The art work in your area is just gorgeous! Can you imagine being on a scaffold painting around the weather? The animal paintings are very striking!!!

Aug 09, 2017 06:48 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Patricia Feager - I created a Facebook post about this photo and asked the locals if they knew the history. Several readers contributed that it was a local artist who painted the house. I'll probably do a follow up article when I have time to catch my breath.

Aug 09, 2017 12:42 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Pat Starnes - I did a google search on Belhaven Art Mural House and your name and photo popped up right away!!!

Congratulations on getting noticed!!!

Aug 09, 2017 01:12 PM