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Purple paradise in Nasau Bay

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If you've got a passion for purple, then we may have just the home for you.

It's a lakefront mansion in Nassau Bay: beige on the outside. But on the inside, it's an explosion of color. And most of those colors are purple.

The home was built almost two decades ago by Frank Tamborella and the interior is anything but bland.

"I don't think there's a straight edge in the whole house," Tamborella told FOX 26 News. "Everything's got curves and angles."

Much of the paint is purple. And not just the paint, either.

"The floors have been recently stained, in purple," said Tamborella. "I think it came out pretty nice. I'm happy with it."

The home is filled with quirky touches: a 3-D solar system behind the bar, a melting clock near the kitchen, a dining room table attached – not to the floor – but to the ceiling.

Tamborella is a single parent who wanted a unique home in which to raise his daughter, Mariah.

Like father, like daughter: she likes purple too.

"I'm so used to purple that my dorm and the apartment I live in now at Texas State, it has purple in it. Because it makes me feel like I'm at home," explains Mariah, now 20.

With his daughter out of the nest, Frank Tamborella is ready to downsize. So he's working with realtor Rita Armstrong to find a new owner for the purple paradise.

"It's just truly a wonderful place for someone who wants something that is different," said Armstrong.

The 3700-square-foot home is listed for just under $2 million. Both Frank and Mariah say they'll miss the place when it sells.

But perhaps the purple has served its purpose.

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