Thursday, September 22, 2011

House On The Rock, Spring Green Wisconsin

I had the opportunity a couple years ago to visit House On The Rock, built in 1940's and located in Spring Green Wisconsin. Don't let the name fool you, while it is an amazing house perched on the tip of a HUGE rock there is so much more to it than that. 

Calling this attraction a house does not do the experience justice. It all began innocently enough with a man, Alex Jordan, building himself a retreat. While he never intended his get away to become a local attraction, he could not keep the spectators at bay. Realizing this he began asking for a 50 cent donation to tour his creation. While he began building in the 1940's, he continued adding additions until the late 1980's. Some may call it, what his original 14 room residence had become, a museum. He wanted it to be an experience, a combination of sights and sounds. 

Upon entering, you are amazed at how vast and almost never ending the space is. Up and down stair cases, built around trees and showcasing the rock, this structure takes hours to view. As this is a furniture and design blog, I chose to focus strictly on the space and add a couple amazing photos that I think give you a glimpse of what I had the opportunity to see first hand.  Enjoy. 

For more information and photographs visit House On The Rock

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