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Colorado’s Famous Spaceship House

House Crazy Sarah loves all things funky, especially when it comes to homes. She loves Colorado and she loves mid-century modern design. So it’s a no-brainer that she has always had a *thing* for the famous “Spaceship House” in the mountains just west of Denver.

Colorado spaceship house

Also known as The Sculptured House, The Sleeper House, or just that funky weird house in Colorado.

Colorado spaceship house

Driving by on Interstate 70, the view you get of the house is this:

Colorado spaceship house1

The alien-esque house looks rather small from down below but it is actually a whopping 7,700-square-feet, with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and is five stories tall!

Colorado spaceship house

Architect Charles Deaton designed the home, and builders Delzell Inc. began constructing it back in 1963. However, the company’s owners ran out of money midway through and the home sat unfinished for several decades

Colorado Spaceship House under construction

Luckily, in 1999 a prominent Denver entrepreneur bought the shell and completed building it with the help of Deaton’s daughter. It has sold several times since then, most recently in 2010.

Here’s the view from the backside:

Colorado spaceship house

It’s still a private residence but is occasionally open for photo ops.

Despite barely being an antique, the Deaton Spaceship house is listed on Jefferson County’s National Register of Historic Places.

Sleeper house in Colorado

From the interior, the amazing mountain views compete for attention with the mid-century vintage furnishings.

Sleeper house in Colorado

It’s like the Rocky Mountain version of The Jetsons!

Colorado spaceship house

Colorado spaceship house

Below we get a peek at the retro kitchen:

Colorado Sleeper House

And look at the out-of-this-world spiral staircase:

Sleeper house in Colorado

The bedrooms on the upper level have the best views…

Sleeper house in Colorado

You may have seen this house on television or the big screen because it has been featured in several shows and movies including Sleeper (1973) and Charlie’s Angels (2000).

Colorado Sleeper House

This oddity perched in the Colorado mountains is truly one of a kind.

Architect Charles Deaton said of his creation: “I wanted the shape of it to sing an unencumbered song.”

Colorado spaceship house

House Crazy Sarah thinks the house looks like a giant smiling clam!

Colorado spaceship house

 

Sources:

https://yocolorado.com/blogs/news/take-a-peak-inside-one-of-colorado-s-most-iconic-homes

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