|Pee-Wee's House from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)|
There are many subliminal (or overt) style cues/taste preferences I picked up from both Pee-Wee Herman and art director, David L. Snyder - cowboys & indians, holiday decor, lawn art, space age travel, and symmetrical homes
of the 1920s.
|Built in 1922, this delightfully-symmetrical house made Mr. Tiny jump for joy.|
Even without its fire-engine-red paint job, yard full of statuary, and Water
Wiggle sprinkler system, this home would suit this eccentric man-child to a T!
Nestled between quite sizable Craftsman-style homes, the scale and current color of Mr. Herman's house make it a real standout in its lovely, South Pasadena neighborhood. Having made no secret of the fact that my very favorite houses are those that resemble either a child's drawing or the sweet simplicity of a Mary Blair illustration, I could easily see myself feathering this particular nest. I have never even seen the inside but I know that living in Pee-Wee Herman's house would make me feel like "the luckiest boy in the world."
|With its red-tinted roof, picket fence, and twin peaks, Pee-Wee's house is a passable, |
real-life stand-in for The Little House - even without the gingerbread trim.
I am such a die-hard fan of everything Pee-Wee related that someone might be liable to call me "crazy," "a nerd," "an idiot." To that person, I have only one thing to say, "I know you are but what am I?"