ip_lepat Publish time 21-10-2015 04:08 AM

“Dr Seuss House”

Edited by ip_lepat at 21-10-2015 04:13 AM


Nestled deep in the Alaskan wilderness is a house… well notjust a house, several houses built on top of each other, reaching up to the skyin a quirky tower-like arrangement, affording that perfect view of MountMcKinley; also known by its Athabascan name: Denali, meaning “The Great One”, and the Denali National Park.Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America with a summit elevation of 20,237 feet or 6,168 metres above sea level. At over 185 feet tall, the house sits near the junction where Goose Creek and the Big Susitna River meet. It is located approximately 130 kilometres from Anchorage, between Willow and Talkeetna.
The house was built after a forest fire, which cleared the space of trees.As you can imagine the view of the mountain and surrounding national park is a spectacle to behold, with breathtaking views of the beautiful scenery.As the forest regenerated and started growing, the owner of this eccentric house decided to build additional layers, up and up above the tree line, to ensure his view of the picturesque landscapewas not obscured.
Although made mostly of wood, each storey is surrounded by metal decks.The first level of the homeis very much meant to be a living space and features post and beam constructions which have been crafted from giant Douglas fir trees. It has been called the“Dr Seuss House” by the local residents of Willow, because of its remarkable resemblance to structures from Theodore Lesieg’s illustrated stories, although there is no direct relation to the author.

House owner, Phil Weidner calls his structure “The GooseCreek Tower,” because it sits near the confluence of Goose Creek and the Big Susitna River. He got the idea for the tower almost two decades ago and started construction in the late-90s.

“It’s meant to be a home, also an observatory,” Weidner told ktva. “I plan to eventually put a telescope in the top of it. Also, probably a ham radio station and call it Radio Free Goose Creek, and broadcast appropriate information to the world.”
During the period where the house was abandoned and empty, thousands of Dr Seuss fans flocked to see this mysterious marvel and take pictures of themselves next to this surreal structure.The potential of this property isunimaginable: from a cosy family home to a delightfully comical Dr Seussfantasy house.There is an observatoryat the very top of the house and several storeys with curious nooks to explore.
Whether it opens to the public in the future is unknown… but if you decide to have an adventure in the wilds of Alaska, or happen to be a Dr Seuss fan in search of the Lorax, or perhaps you are an admirer of architectural wonders, this house should certainly be on your list of places to visit, even if all you can do is catch a glimpse of this whimsical treasure, remember what Dr Seuss said in The Lorax story: “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

Farini Publish time 21-10-2015 10:16 AM

uniknya. dari jauh dah nampak.

ip_lepat Publish time 22-10-2015 02:55 PM

tk laku tered ni ;P

bianglala Publish time 23-10-2015 11:37 AM

rumah macam ni patut dibina di kawasan banjir :sweat3:

mogwaii Publish time 2-11-2015 07:37 PM

nice info. tk pnh tau pun pasal rumah ni.
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