|Trevor Tondro Photos for the New York Times|
I just had to share the article 'With This Cottage' from the New York Times. These are 'his and hers' bungalows for a married couple. The husband, Robert Pardo, bought these two houses so that his now wife, Laura Ann Jacobs, would agree to marry him. Ms. Jacobs originally declined Mr. Pardo's proposal, but could imagine being married if they had two houses, one each. So Mr. Pardo bought the pair of houses from the bank for $62,520 in January of 2011 and restored them. Mr. Pardo and Ms. Jacobs are now married, living at the same address, but in two houses. His is 'pink' and hers is 'blue'. Take a look at these fabulous little bungalows! All photos are by Trevor Tondro for the New York Times.
I'm not crazy about the fake purple fur throw in the bedroom. But separate small houses are certainly one way to solve design differences.
And before I go, a quick 'fun fact' about 'his and hers' houses. After getting married in 1929, Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera, known for their art and famously volatile love affair, built these side-by-side block houses in Mexico, linked by a rooftop bridge. 'Red' for him, 'blue' for her.
Unfortunately, they were both notoriously unfaithful to each other.