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    A Unique Piece of Architecture for Sale: The Steel House

    ByJames Forsyth

    Sep 11, 2023
    A Unique Piece of Architecture for Sale: The Steel House

    The renowned Steel House, an abstract residence designed by sculptor Robert Bruno, is now available for purchase after years of being closed to the public. Located in Ransom Canyon, Texas, this one-of-a-kind home can be yours for a price of $2 million.

    The Steel House is an architectural marvel, constructed entirely out of quarter-inch-thick Corten steel, a material commonly used in modernist sculptures but rarely seen in architecture. This material choice required robust insulation against the extreme temperatures of Lubbock, Texas.

    Weighing an impressive 110 tons, the house is a remarkable engineering feat. Bruno meticulously calculated the weight by purchasing scrap metal by the pound. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence spans 2,450 square feet and has recently been renovated on the inside.

    The listing announcement on Zillow.com has generated significant attention on social media platforms like Facebook and TikTok. People have commented on the house’s resemblance to fictional landmarks such as Beetlejuice and Star Wars, as well as its aesthetic similarity to Pixar films.

    Real estate agent Courtney Bartosh of Monument Realty is handling the sale, and the property’s photographs were taken by Haley D. Photography. Ransom Canyon, located approximately 10 miles southeast of Lubbock, offers a unique and secluded setting for this extraordinary property.

    – Texas Monthly: [Article Title]
    – Zillow.com: [Listing Details]