Foreclosure? Even the "Sleeper House" feels the pinch - Denver News - The Latest Word: "Nobody and no property, it seems, are immune from the housing crisis. According to this report in the Denver Business Journal, one of Colorado's most distinctive residences was headed for foreclosure this spring, and then it wasn't.
Built in the 1960s by the late, visionary architect Charles Deaton for his own family, the Sculptured House on Genesee Mountain has been a source of wonder and speculation for motorists heading up I-70 from Denver for generations. Featured in Woody Allen's 1973 movie Sleeper and inevitably linked to futurism and UFOs, it's often referred to as 'the Sleeper house' or the 'flying-saucer house' -- although its designer had something quite different in mind.
'I wasn't trying to be streamlined or futuristic,' he told Westword in 1991. 'I was going to do a piece of sculpture for its own sake. It became long and low and flat because of the internal planning, and also to be part of the mesa. I like to think that it grew here, like a very friendly, cooperative mushroom.'"