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  • The official name was the William Mead Housing Project, and it housed four hundred fifty cookie-cutters that stood back to back in bleak uniformity; two- and three-story brick blocks painted tan-red with a thick white-painted band separating each floor.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Walking up to its white-painted facade, the first thing that struck me was the graffiti on the outside walls.

    Fallin’ Up

  • There were also white-painted numbered stakes pounded into the ground to mark the long, skinny lot boundaries, each lot a mile deep and a few hundred feet wide, running across the sage-covered upland at the top of the cliff, straight down the four-hundred-foot face of the cliff, across the river and to the south property line so that the developer could claim each had river frontage.

    Bird Cloud

  • Two guardian posts in the shape of huge, white-painted arrows stood on either side of the palace stairway.

    Fire The Sky

  • To show off the white-painted woodwork of the window's pediment and frieze, he chose cotton dimity sheers in a matching hue.

    The Full Monticello

  • Today, people are more concerned with where the flat screen TV will fit and blank, white-painted walls than about making a house look like a home.

    Bringing Serenity to the Home

  • Beyond Baroque is housed in the old city hall of Venice, a white-painted, mostly wooden building that has the stark austerity of a Midwestern Baptist church and the airy quality of a California Craftsman bungalow wrapped into on.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: Naming a Blog

  • This plain, regular, white-painted block, indebted to, but not directly imitating Palladio, must have looked terribly unfashionable in frilly Jacobean times.

    The Renaissance in Britain: examples from the era

  • The understated white-painted shopfront on Candlemaker Row belies the bold, enthralling worlds that lie behind it.

    Independent bookshops in Scotland

  • The one floating world he had known was the white-painted Arangi.

    CHAPTER XX

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