Northside's One-of-a-Kind Paint House is a Rentable Work of Art, Let's Take a Tour

Local artist Mark deJong, well-known for his wildly popular interactive art exhibit Swing House, has transformed another Cincinnati home into a work of art, which he plans to rent starting Nov. 1. The Paint House is located at 1555 Spring Lawn Ave. in Northside. The namesake of this particular project is derived from exploring the paint layer history throughout the home through a similar process seen in deJong's previous work at the Contemporary Arts Center. In addition to paint exploration, the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath home features art installations throughout such as countertops with "painterly compositions" made from reclaimed gym flooring, a circle/square sculpture made with materials from the replaced basement support beam, cored circles from the dining room and bathroom mounted as a grid in the living room, a "hand" box sculpture, flooring pieces made from materials found during demolition and a dried paint can installation. Many pieces are reminiscent of work seen in deJong's Swing House basement display. deJong will host a weekend-long open house event from 5-10 p.m. on Oct. 26 and noon-4 p.m. on Oct. 27. For inquires about the rental property, reach out to Mark deJong at [email protected]. Paint House, 1555 Spring Lawn Ave., Northside.
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The foyer, opening to the first floor half bathroom and living room
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The foyer, opening to the first floor half bathroom and living room
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The living room, with a view of the grid of cored circles
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The living room, with a view of the grid of cored circles
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The cored circle grid
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The cored circle grid
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A paint layer piece in the living room
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A paint layer piece in the living room
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The living room, with a view of cored circles
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The living room, with a view of cored circles
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The dining room — looking into the living room — showing the paint bucket installation
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The dining room — looking into the living room — showing the paint bucket installation
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The kitchen
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The kitchen
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The floor installation with materials from demolition
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The floor installation with materials from demolition
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The kitchen 
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The kitchen
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The living room
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The living room
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A paint layer piece before the stairs to the second floor
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A paint layer piece before the stairs to the second floor
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A circle/square sculpture made with materials from the replaced basement support beam
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A circle/square sculpture made with materials from the replaced basement support beam
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A "hand" box sculpture
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A "hand" box sculpture
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A detail shot of cored circles
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A detail shot of cored circles
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Detail of the paint layer piece in the living room
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Detail of the paint layer piece in the living room
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A floor installation from material found during demolition
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A floor installation from material found during demolition
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