HOMEOWNERS are complaining about a neighbor’s “quirky” mosaic home, which they say looks “juvenile” and is covered in graffiti.
Locals are increasingly protesting against the eye-catching mural that covers a building in affluent Chiswick, west London.
Still others have spoken out in favor of it amid a neighborhood dispute that has divided residents.
The colorful landmark in leafy Chiswick is believed to be inhabited by a group of artists who have gradually transformed it over the past 20 years.
Carrie Reichardt, 56, owns the property and previously said the artwork was meant to tell “a story of her life.”
However, others nearby seem less impressed.
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Martin and Judy Parsons, who have lived there for more than 40 years, insisted it did not fit in with traditional homes in the area.
Mr Parsons, 77, said: “It’s graffiti, isn’t it? It’s youthful.”
“If I lived closer, I wouldn’t like it – I feel sorry for the people who live next door.”
Ms. Parson, 70, said of the neighborhood’s sales potential: “I mean, it would be difficult to sell your house.”
Another neighbor, Oliver Doherty, who moved to the street from Donegal, Ireland, said he loves living near the house so much that he often takes visitors to see it.
He said: “It is veryit’s a landmark – I’m glad we have it on our street.
“People love it. I see them walking around looking for it, and when someone comes by, I show them.”
Another fan is 66-year-old Graham Thomas, who says it puts a smile on his face every time he walks past on his way to the shops.
He said: “It’s unusual and distinctive – I like the design and just think it brightens up the area.”
Susie Imoff, who lives on the same street, welcomed the attraction as attracting “a lot of tourists” to the area.
She said: “I think it gives the area a character that’s not just another white house with a dark blue door.”
Another neighbor, Mary, described the property’s exterior as “too left-field” for the quiet neighborhood.
She said: “It’s kind of intrusive to make political statements in this way – because here people don’t even tend to write in the window who to vote for.”
“It’s a little too right in your face.”
Another critic was 56-year-old Rupert Penny, who said: “It may look shabby – it’s good for Halloween but I’m not sure for the rest of the year.”
“The cars in front bring it down a bit.”
The Sun Online reached out to residents of the home but declined to comment.