Man Didn’t Know His New Home Had A Huge Homer Simpson Mural Before Moving In
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If you've been house hunting during the coronavirus pandemic, chances are you've had a fair share of video tours in place of seeing the digs IRL. While we're all for viewing houses from the comfort of our own sofas, this led to a bit of surprise for one student.
Charlie Lucas-Smith was house hunting ahead of his second year at university when he viewed the house in Brighton, Sussex, using the estate agent's virtual walk-through tour.
However four days before moving in, the 21-year-old decided to check out his new place for the first time on Google Street View, only to discover there were giant Simpsons murals painted all across it.
We're not sure whether we'd laugh or cry to be honest!
The five-bed house is painted orange with a huge mural of Homer Simpson daubed on the front and one of cartoon son Bart relaxing on Brighton Beach on the back.
Charlie shared his post to social media which has since gone viral and racked up more than 17,000 interactions.
However despite his initial shock, the music business student admits he loves his new place and has declared the house is 'right up my street'.
Charlie, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, said: "I wanted to see if there were any parking spaces, and when I put the address into Google Maps it suddenly sunk in where I was living.
"I sent a photo of it in the group chat and said 'surely we're not living here'.
"Luckily it's right up my street at the end of the day and something I find really funny, and I've always been a massive fan of the Simpsons."
There's a huge Homer mural that wraps around the front of the main-road-facing house, depicting the famous cartoon dad holding a spray can above some of his signature snacks, doughnuts, as well as a sign sprayed below the impressive artwork playing on the house's Hartington Road location, cleverly switching it to Bartington.
Charlie seems pretty happy with the situation now he's moved in, saying: "You can hear people pointing it out as they walk past the house, and I overheard someone say to their friend the other day, 'this house is jokes'.
"We've got a massive window in the living room right underneath the Homer mural and people are constantly looking in to see what kind of people live in somewhere like this.
"I've had a few friends over to see me since I've moved in and the first thing they do is mention that."
The unusual property made headlines in 2015 when previous tenants woke up to find local graffiti artist known as 'Aroe' painting the impressive murals with the landlord's permission.
The talented artist is also responsible for three other houses in Brighton being themed to cartoons Family Guy, Rick and Morty, and Adventure Time.
On that note, we're off to binge watch The Simpsons!