My Australian brother-in-law has sent me an email complimenting us on the transformation of the house. He also says, " brave choice on the colour". Actually, in this neighbourhood we're just contributing to the colourful streetscape already in place. To illustrate this, I went out and took some photographs in the blocks around us. It was a cloudy day, so the colours are less vibrant than they normally appear, but the variations in both architecture and colours of the houses are evident nonetheless. It's all part of what drew us to this area in the first place.
This is the house we face across the street:
And here are some others nearby:
With some, the colour is accented by summer blooms.