Surrealistic tower cottage in Alaska!

This impressive 12-story building dominates over endless Alaska forests as a fairy-tale watchtower. Local people call it "Dr. Seuss House" because it resembles much the illustrations by famous Theodor Geisel.


As the story goes, at first, it was quite an ordinary two-story cottage built in Willow, Alaska, soon after a large wildfire. The house had a beautiful view on Mt. Denali (former Mt. McKinley ) and Denali National Park. But when fire-damaged trees recovered, they obstructed the view and the owner decided to add two more stories. And then a couple more. And more... The man stopped only several years later when there were 12 stories already!

Some time ago for some unknown reasons, the wonder-house was abandoned and eventually went to seed. Fortunately, now the unique tower cottage seems to have a new owner who has started its restoration. We hope soon it will look even more magical!

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34 Comments
Danny More
Danny More
WOW!. But no gas. No lights. No running water.....WOW!
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Apr 13, 2016 8:43PM
Deborah McKnight
Interesting.
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Apr 13, 2016 9:03PM
Janet Reno Eveland
Janet Reno Eveland
Doesn't look safe at all.
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Apr 13, 2016 9:21PM
Covel Jones
Covel Jones
Who in their right mind would want to live in Alaska with no lights, running water and no heat??? Really!!!
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Apr 13, 2016 9:27PM
Doris Wasicek Davis
Awesome looking. Very interesting..
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Apr 13, 2016 9:34PM
Randy Joe Kistler
Randy Joe Kistler
That wouldn't last a week in the Kansas wind
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Apr 13, 2016 9:35PM
Jay Hendrickson
I wouldnt want to be on the top floor in strong winds, thats for sure.
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Apr 13, 2016 9:37PM
Julie Henson
Julie Henson
Would it withstand an earthquake???
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Apr 13, 2016 9:48PM
Quincy J. Reed
Quincy J. Reed
WWOWW!!!
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Apr 13, 2016 10:11PM
Carmine-James Pitaniello
Wow... all for a view of a mountain....
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Apr 13, 2016 11:00PM
Anita Clark Morton
I totally agree Janet. Can you imagine being up in one of the top stories if the wind was blowing badly, or if there was a storm?? No Thank You!!
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Apr 13, 2016 11:35PM
Anita Clark Morton
Not me. I've been in Alaska in the summer. No lights and no running water is one thing. That can be sorted naturally. No heat?? No thank you. It gets pretty darned cold up there in the winter. Even if there's a fireplace in the house, it would still be freezing, with no other heat.
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Apr 13, 2016 11:43PM
Gina Reed
Gina Reed
wow,jut so it's not on a fault line.
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Apr 14, 2016 12:05AM
Audrey Thorson
Too secluded for me!
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Apr 14, 2016 2:28AM
Ed Bona
Awesome, but if there's a fire,,,you're screwed.
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Apr 14, 2016 12:31PM

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