Marta Antelo illustrated a story by Phyllis Karas for The Boston Globe’s Sunday edition on buying a house long distance. The buyer’s one request of her mother, who found the house: that it have a red carpet. The couple relocating to the northeastern US, were living in Hawaii and hoped a bright color would offset the grey of a New England winter.
Construction of new homes nearby prompted the couple to eventually search for a new home. The couple and their children relocated a few years later, only this time to a house they selected themselves.
Antelo’s illustration shows a construction vehicle through a picture window of the couple’s home as they ponder the distressing view.