If you’ve been on Latona at NE 40th in the last week or so, chances are you’ve probably seen this house and wondered what in the heck was up with the spots.
Well, we learned that Green Canopy is the company behind the playful polka-dots. The Fremont-based company buys dilapidated homes throughout Seattle and renovates them using sustainable materials and by making them energy-efficient. This 1924 house, which they’ve dubbed “Keaton” after Buster Keaton, will lose its spots by Friday so that the construction crew can put up the siding. Before they do that though, they’re asking the neighborhood to vote on the new exterior color.
In an email to me, Krystal Meiner from Green Canopy explained the reason behind the spots:
Keaton is our first home to really play with the idea of using public art to mitigate construction impacts. Construction sites can appear pretty messy after a partial demolition so why not brighten it up with something fun! Wallingford was a great neighborhood to do it in too. So much character already, that a polka dot house would be fun rather than an eyesore.
You can cast your vote among their four color choices by clicking here.
Krystal also noted that, “The home should be finished completely by the end of March – hopefully our track record will hold for this property and will improve the energy efficiency of this home by nearly 100%.” For more information, visit Green Canopy’s website: greencanopyhomes.com.