Looking to the south while driving on I-70 just west of Denver in Genesee, one cannot miss the famous house on the mountainside. Movie buffs and fans of Woody Allen will recognize this home as being in the famous 30+ year old movie, "Sleeper."
When the home was first built, it was considered to be an "eye-sore" by the neighbors. Now after nearly 40 years on the mountainside it's a landmark. Many a conversation has been started in my car about Denver's famous futuristic house.
Built by Charles Deaton in 1969 it wasn't until 10 years later it was discovered by Woody Allen as he looked for a place to film Sleeper. On a limited budget the Hollywood production company could not travel to far. Finding the unusual sculptured house was a stroke of luck for the company. Most of the film was shot outdoors, so the fact that Deaton hadn't managed to finish the interior yet was not so significant.
The "habitable sculpture" home as it was described by Charles Deaton, stands as a familiar curiosity today. It has been extensively updated by the new owners, keeping in mind the affinity for Deaton's design.
The views of the city, plains and mountains are unsurpassed.
If you are interested in reading more about the history of the home, including the most recent sale, follow the links I've included below. The articles include some fabulous photos of the home, including some scenes from the movie! Enjoy!