Sunday, December 6, 2015

Shelton / Vera Cruz

I was off wandering on my bicycle the other day and quite by accident found the most amazing house.  It's called Vera Cruz.

I did a little research and found out it is the brain child of architect Jeff Shelton.  He handed out panels to local artists and asked them to make paintings.  Shelton also painted some of the panels himself. 

The paintings were done with UV paint and have a special coating, but eventually will age and need to be replaced.  I love the idea that you can paint the outside of your house one rectangle at a time.  And I think it's wonderful all those local artists contributed their talent.


Apparently he has designed a few other buildings locally.  Think I'll go see what the others are like.


  1. wow how fantastic is this? I am particularly fond of the salmon - it has a NW feel to it! please do take pics of his other buildings!

  2. Now this is original! I love it!! So unique to showcase all the talent on one home and painted in so many different styles. Thanks for sharing this

  3. What a great place to stumble upon! The art and the idea is fantastic! Cannot wait to see your photos of his other places.

  4. How amazing that a house like this exists and not everyone knows about it! A very cool discovery, indeed.

  5. I would love to live in a house like that, imagine finding such treasure by accident?
    Wow, it is an amazing house.

  6.!!! That is a brilliant idea!!!


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