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The darkness without

By Christa Terry

Where I grew up, black houses definitely seemed out of place. The one black house in my neigborhood was dubbed “the witches’ house” and no one trick-or-treated there for fear of being used as a sacrifice in some devilish ritual. Original, I know.


I’ve always thought that big black houses look a tad foreboding. Who knows what shadows lurk inside it’s murky, twilight walls? Plus, they’re a little too Halloween for my taste, though that might just be memories of the witches’ house talking. I want to know how you feel about black houses — would you want to live in one? Or next to one? Take part in the poll, then expand your answer in the comments!

Note: This picture was originally published in the now-defunct Budget Living — you can find an article about the house here.

5 Responses to “The darkness without”

  1. Twistie Says:

    Not for me, no way, no how.

  2. Jennie Says:

    Possibly as a base for a Victorian (which should have at least 7 colors) but never in the South, the Southwest, or any place with summers that average over 85 degrees F. Would absorb way too much heat.

  3. rachel Says:

    I like that one, but I’ve never seen one in real life so I can’t really say.

  4. raincoaster Says:

    Oooooooh, thanks for the idea! Too bad I live in an apartment, but I would do this in a snap if I had an actual, freestanding house. Paint the door lime green or hot pink, the sills whichever colour you didn’t paint the door…awesomenosity in the extreme!

  5. John McDaniel Says:

    I love it. The house iz the bezt houze I have zeen in my entire life!!! But I muzt zay that if it waz my houze I would make all of the windowz tinited black or blood red, though…

    well n-ewayz 1- 10 I vote 9.9

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