When I drive by Holland's home, I don't see an eyesore or a code violation. I see a unique and welcome relief to our everyday sameness that we will probably never witness again in our community. I mean, how many of these characters do we have in Newport-Mesa? I'd guess just one.
To shut Holland down would be a little like telling William Randolph Hearst that he'd better scale back his castle a bit — and hurry up and finish (yeah, I know, he didn't have any neighbors, but you get the idea).
Holland's most vocal critic is, not surprisingly, one of his neighbors. The stern of the Shawnee towers over the neighbor's backyard, less than an inch from the property line.