West Seattle housing: Help pick paint for ‘The Triplets’

April 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm | In West Seattle housing, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

How often do you get a say in what color somebody else’s (future) home is painted? Four months have passed since we reported on “The Triplets,” three old homes in Westwood getting major makeovers – instead of being torn down – as part of a program carried out in conjunction with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. They renovation work is almost done – and now, you have a chance to participate in the final phase of the makeover: Voting on what color palette will be used for their paint. It’s a tradition with Green Canopy Homes, which has been working on the project. Voting is open till 2 pm tomorrow (Friday); you can go here to have a say. The homes are expected to go on the market in June.


  1. How about red, white and blue.

    Comment by Alki Resident — 12:31 pm April 11, 2013 #

  2. anything but grey.

    Comment by Vanessa — 2:01 pm April 11, 2013 #

  3. I’d never heard of Green Canopy, but it’s a fantastic idea. I love what they’re doing. I voted, though I wasn’t too impressed with any of the options on the palette ballot. C’mon, Green Canopy, how about some nice greens and blues – and not the pea-soup green up for voting.

    Comment by Sonoma — 2:02 pm April 11, 2013 #

  4. Community color vote is a great idea, but none of the choices are the least bt appealing. The first option has one house so dark it’s practically black. The other choices are 3 brown houses, or 2 grey houses and a green house.

    Comment by Lura Ercolano — 2:06 pm April 11, 2013 #

  5. red, yellow & green…

    Comment by rcl — 2:22 pm April 11, 2013 #

  6. Agree, Lura! Maybe Green Canopy got those paints cheap, but, still…! If they’re putting so much effort into fixing up these houses, it’s worthwhile to paint them pleasing colors.

    Comment by Sonoma — 8:08 pm April 11, 2013 #

  7. Voting was so easy!

    Comment by Resident3 — 10:51 pm April 11, 2013 #

  8. Ive gotta say gray, I love the charcoal houses. I love that they are remodeling them instead of destroying them.

    Comment by mb — 4:43 pm April 13, 2013 #

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