Pink playhouse alarms neighbors, stirs debate
COLUMBIA, Ga. (CNN) — A Georgia homeowner says she will move before she makes changes that her homeowners association is ordering.
At the center of the issue: a child’s playhouse.
“i will up and move before i repaint it.”
If this case sees a courtroom, that might be Becky Rodgers-Peck’s only option – that’s if she truly wants to keep this playhouse painted pink. Peck said homeowners association was picking on her four year old granddaughter.
The HOA’s president told us the neighborhood doesn’t have a problem with the play house, just the color.
“There are many different shades of gray,” the HOA’s attorney Buddy Dallas said. “And likewise I’m sure there are many different shades of pink.”
Dallas has dealt with a few cases like this one. Though he hasn’t seen the covenants for this specific neighborhood association, he said this might be a case where both sides should just sit down and come to a reasonable agreement.
“Lest the homeowners association and the landowner are going to incur considerable legal expense,” he said.
There are some points to consider, Dallas said. Does the playhouse and it’s color devalue anyone’s property? Is this really a fight worth the reward, seeing as how the playhouse would most likely be gone once Peck’s granddaughter gets older?
One thing’s for sure: If this case goes to court and the HOA wins, Peck won’t have a choice about the color of the playhouse – as long as it remains in the neighborhood.
Dallas says if Peck’s case makes it to court, the final decision will be up to a judge.
“Maybe the judge is color blind,” Peck joked. “Maybe that would be the best solution for this problem.”
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