Who: Bob B.
Where: Prairie Village, KS
I'm a cartoonist/illustrator and I freelance out of my house. That has allowed me a lot of free time to do all this work. Right after we moved in, I drew up a color sketch of what I wanted the front to look like. It took a long time, but the house looks just like my sketch! I love every aspect of it—it's my second love, my hobby, my passion! I've also loved all the attention our house gets, including the constant comments from neighbors and strangers. People have asked to buy it outright, and folks drive by shooting pictures. Numerous builders have asked to copy it.
Who did the work: I did all the work myself.
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000