For some homeowners, a house is a canvas

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am

SEATTLE (AP) - It's hard to miss the enormous 20-foot (6-meter)-wide American flag on the side of Richard Ormbrek's home. Comprised of around 180 tiles painted with scenes of Americana against a background of red and white stripes, the flag pops from the orange cedar shingles with traffic-stopping audacity.

This is actually the second major art project that Ormbrek has put on the house he shares with brother-in-law Bruce Edenso. The first - a traditional Haida Indian totem house design that covered the entire side of the home - was painted in 1975 and made the house something of a local landmark.

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