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    Sculptured House - Charles Deaton 1966

    Deaton could not afford college or architectural school and was self-taught in this field. He was a talented draftsman and worked as a designer at Lockheed during WWII. After the war he got into architecture, hired by the Bank Building and Equipment Co. in St Louis and was involved in modernistic bank projects throughout the US.

    He moved to Denver, received his license and opened his own firm.

    The Sculptured house was intended to be his family's residence but was, for various reasons never completed, and sold in 1991 when his practice faltered. He and his family never lived in it.

    The buyer lost interest in completing the interior (the structure itself was completed in 1966), and it ended up abandoned, falling into disrepair. About the same time, in 1996, Deaton passed away - at the memorial service the only surviving model of the house was dropped and destroyed.

    A dot-com millionaire from Denver bought the property (saving it from impending demolition) and completed the balance of the needed work, using Deaton's daughter as the designer.

    It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.




    The top level seating area.





    The staircase; the cylindrical feature with the door and buttons is the elevator.



    The lower level, featuring signature mid-century furniture by Saarinen, Plattner and Jacobsen. Dig that fireplace and hood.







    I'm sure many of you recognize this building from the movie Sleeper, and that the elevator shown above was the infamous "orgasmatron".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChilledAgua View Post


    Sculptured House - Charles Deaton 1966

    Deaton could not afford college or architectural school and was self-taught in this field. He was a talented draftsman and worked as a designer at Lockheed during WWII. After the war he got into architecture, hired by the Bank Building and Equipment Co. in St Louis and was involved in modernistic bank projects throughout the US.

    He moved to Denver, received his license and opened his own firm.

    The Sculptured house was intended to be his family's residence but was, for various reasons never completed, and sold in 1991 when his practice faltered. He and his family never lived in it.

    The buyer lost interest in completing the interior (the structure itself was completed in 1966), and it ended up abandoned, falling into disrepair. About the same time, in 1996, Deaton passed away - at the memorial service the only surviving model of the house was dropped and destroyed.

    A dot-com millionaire from Denver bought the property (saving it from impending demolition) and completed the balance of the needed work, using Deaton's daughter as the designer.

    It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.




    The top level seating area.





    The staircase; the cylindrical feature with the door and buttons is the elevator.



    The lower level, featuring signature mid-century furniture by Saarinen, Plattner and Jacobsen. Dig that fireplace and hood.







    I'm sure many of you recognize this building from the movie Sleeper, and that the elevator shown above was the infamous "orgasmatron".

    This has always been the house I pictured while reading Ayn Rand's novella Anthem. In it, the main character (Equality 7-2521) and the young lady he fancies (Liberty 5-3000) escape a dystopian megacity into the hills nearby, where they find the dwelling from "The Unmentionable Times."
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