MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA) — Break out the dollar signs and the money bags – Manhattan Beach’s infamous “Emoji House” is on the market.

An asking price of $1.7 million would not generally be unusual for the 1,500-square-foot property on 39th Street near Highland Avenue. However, the house’s appearance is definitely out of the ordinary in the upscale Manhattan Beach community.

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The owner, Kathryn Kidd, painted the home hot pink and decorated it with two googly-eyed emojis – one with a zipped lip and the other with its tongue sticking out – after being fined for using it for short-term rentals, which is banned by the city. Since she repainted the house, it’s become a tourist attraction and a popular spot for selfies.

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The house has also become a sore spot for neighbors, who took to a Manhattan Beach City Council meeting to declare it a public nuisance that will bring down property values.

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According to the listing on, the home is a duplex with a 4-car garage. The property is in a district excellent schools, and is within walking distance of the Strand with killer ocean views.