Info on Space Age-ish Building on Cliff Near I-70 and Denver Airport?
January 26, 2004 5:46 PM   Subscribe

There's a space-age looking building that you'll see on a cliff face on the left while driving West on I70 from the Denver airport. Anyone know the name or architect? It looks amazing enough to be famous.
posted by machaus to Grab Bag (10 answers total)
It was featured in Woody Allen's movie, Sleeper. I dunno who owns it now but I heard a church did at one point.
posted by beth at 5:50 PM on January 26, 2004

Cool. Thanks you. Here's more about it.
posted by machaus at 6:01 PM on January 26, 2004

It's also the home of Troy McClure, who you may remember from such self-help films as Smoke Yourself Thin, and Get Confident, Stupid!
posted by o2b at 6:44 PM on January 26, 2004

Charles Deaton! My boy!

I've been nurturing a healthy fascination with that house for a number of years now. Deaton did a couple of other similar-themed structures, including a bank in Englewood, CO and another bank in Casper, WY, among a couple others.

The Sculptured House, as it was known, was one of Deaton's only successes in life. According to this article:

Unfortunately, in one of those truth-is-more-tragic-than-fiction episodes, the model of the Sculptured House was accidentally knocked over and destroyed at Deaton's memorial service.
posted by yalestar at 6:57 PM on January 26, 2004

You're in luck: It's for sale.
posted by jazon at 9:33 PM on January 26, 2004

Here's the linked tour of the house.

If I lived there, I would play Donald Fagen's "Nightfly" album every day and drink lots of Martinis (although I never drank a Martini in my life).
posted by planetkyoto at 12:14 AM on January 27, 2004

It's also the home of Troy McClure

Bzzzt. He lives in the 'Chemosphere', designed by John Lautner and located in the LA area, not Denver. They do look similar, though.
posted by LionIndex at 7:30 AM on January 27, 2004

posted by o2b at 11:01 AM on January 27, 2004

It was written up in the Living Section of the NY Times sometime in the last 3 years.
I recall the house has no corners insode, at all.
posted by Fupped Duck at 11:07 AM on January 27, 2004

Was it also in Charlie's Angels? You know, where Drew Barrymore's character gets shot at and falls out of the window?
posted by msacheson at 11:40 AM on January 27, 2004

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