Wanna buy the Sleeper house? It’s only $4,850,000.00
When architect Charles Deaton designed the “Sculptured House” on Genesee Mountain just outside Denver in Colorado, he had definite ideas about its unique design.
“People aren’t angular. So why should they live in rectangles?” he said.
There’s no way anyone could confuse this house with the rectangular homes of the 1960s. The 7,500-square-foot home is three levels and curves unpredictably. It was designed as a sculpture first; the floor plan for the home was drawn up later (thus it was given the name, “Sculptured House”).
The architectural curiosity, constructed in 1963, was featured in Woody Allen’s 1973 film, Sleeper. It was bought in 1999 by software millionaire John Huggins for $1.3 million. Although Huggins is now an angel investor, he was formerly chief financial officer of software company Johnson-Grace, which developed a streaming-media application and was later acquired by America Online in 1996.
It’s currently listed for sale by Kentwood Cherry Hill in Denver. Click HERE for an online tour.
Read more about the house in Forbes Magazine, when it was listed for Ten Million Dollars.
*Woody Allen confirmed the scientific feasibility of his screenplay ideas in a single lunchtime meeting with Isaac Asimov.
*The rebels’ anthem is the same one used in Bananas (1971).
*The voice of the evil computer is that of Douglas Rain, parodying his role as the voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
*The device used to give injections is actually a “desoldering vacuum” (used for disassembling electronic components) that has been painted white.
*Director Trademark: [Woody Allen] [writer] Luna is a poet.
*Woody Allen originally intended the film to be three hours long, and in two parts. The first part would have him in the present day, coping with life, until his illness. And the second half, would be the futuristic part. But, United Artists rejected this concept.
Loosely based on the classic science fiction novel “When The Sleeper Wakes” by H. G. Wells.
The exteriors for the beige building in which Woody Allen’s character lives (and where the nose is destroyed) were shot at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Foothils Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, USA.