While pink may be an acceptable house color for, say, Architect Barbie and Manhattan artist Julian Schnabel, it is not the least bit kosher in the Mill Haven neighborhood of Augusta, Ga.: the community's homeowners association has sued a woman named Becky Rogers-Peck for putting up a pink playhouse for her four-year-old granddaughter. And this isn't some fancy-schmancy playhouse that costs tens of thousands of dollars or takes up the entire yard; the offending playhouse isn't even visible from the street.
While most neighbors think the situation is dumb—"The general reaction is, 'Are you kidding me'" and "this is absurd as you can get,"—according to Rogers-Peck—some have become so terrified that they're actually refraining from putting up playhouses of their own. "I have a daughter," one said. "I planned on getting her a playhouse but not anymore. Just because I don't want to get sued for it." Meanwhile, HOA president Susan Bradley remains firm in her stance. "Part of the approval is the color," she told NBC. "We didn't disapprove of the play house. We disapproved of the color of it."