Wife's horror after husband paints their house as a 'surprise' while she's on holiday

Laura Hampson
·2-min read
Karen Goldsmith's home in Tyndale Close in Plymouth, Devon (SWNS)
Splash of colour: The house in Plymouth, Devon (SWNS)

Well, it certainly stands out from the neighbours. This was the view that greeted Karen Goldsmith when she returned home after a trip to London to find her house had been painted in a myriad of colours - by her husband, Mike, as a surprise.

Karen, 59, saw the fresh new look when she returned from a city break in the capital with her daughter.

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Mike had wanted to paint their house ever since a holiday to Albufeira, Portugal.

He loved the colourful buildings near the water, and wanted to do the same to his house in Plymouth, Devon - but Karen wouldn't let him.

Mike wanted to recreate the colourful homes they had seen while on holiday in Albufeira, Portugal (SWNS)
Mike wanted to recreate the colourful homes they had seen while on holiday in Albufeira, Portugal (SWNS)

Pictures of the house were quickly shared online by local publication Plymouth Live, and many took to Facebook to comment on the house.

One user wrote: "I feel for the people opposite who have to look at it everyday."

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Another added: "How awful. Glad they’re not my neighbours."

A third simply said: "That shouldn’t be allowed."

But some liked the house's new paint scheme, saying it was better than the 'drab' homes on either side.

One Facebook user said: "I love it when people do things like this, makes giving directions so easy." (SWNS)
One Facebook user said: "I love it when people do things like this, makes giving directions so easy." (SWNS)

One user in favour of the redecoration said: "OK the colours are a bit loud, but prefer it to the drab grey houses next to it."

Another wrote: "I love it when people do things like this, makes giving directions so easy."

A fellow user added "It's way better than most house colours tbh."

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Karen and Mike have been married for 40 years, and Karen said she can never guess what her husband will do next.

She said he's 'always been a bit like that', and added that she's now come round to her brightly-coloured house.

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