Thursday, September 30, 2010

Your Trusted Identity in Cyberspace, Redux

This article from Wednesday's paper (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune) has brought a flurry of visits to this site. Has the world of media "flipped" so completely that people read a story in the paper and then come here from further information and confirmation? The story concerns The Ensculptic House in Minnetrista, Minnesota which I wrote about over a year ago. That post has already received a lot of attention, with comments from the current owner and the original architect.

It is truly a magnificent and unique place, and I am sad that it is no longer lived in. It is being sold for the value of the land, no bank will underwrite a mortgage for a place that is still 40 years ahead of its time, 40 years after it was built.

The house today:



Photo: Don Olson

By Professor Batty



2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The house DID sell to a wonderful couple from Virginia who are restoring it to its righful glory. It will live on and not be dozed-over and replaced by a stick built clone.

I experienced first hand, btw the increased "interest" in the house due to the viral nature of its being listed/covered by the media/etc... and it was a pain to deal with the looky-lu's, in the end it is in the hands of a thoughtful couple who appreciate its uniqueness and potential.

Caretaker


Blogger Professor Batty said...

Good for you! The internet can bring out the flakes, but it also can help connect the right people.

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