House Used in “Sleeper” Avoids Foreclosure
Fans of Woody Allen and his 1973 movie “Sleeper” will recognize the curvaceous home that was used in the sci-fi comedy featuring Allen, of course, and Diane Keaton. Located in Golden, CO, it is known as the Sculptured House or Sleeper House, and was reportedly in foreclosure earlier this year, but was withdrawn in May, according to the Denver Business Journal.
Renowned architect Charles Deaton designed the house in 1963 (he also designed Arrowhead Stadium, and Royals Stadium), which is recognized as “one of the finest examples of modern organic architecture in the world,” according to ArchitectureForSale.com. Evidently, there are only two right angles in the house — everything else is curva-linear as you can see in the bird’s-eye view above. The big, white blob in the photo above is the original sculptured section — the notorious spaceship (photo below) — and the addition is 5,000 square feet, according to Colorado City and Mountain Views.
Deaton died in 1996 and never completed the home, which is located at 855 Visionary Trail, Golden, CO 80401. Software developer John Huggins bought it in 1999 for $1.3 million and then hired Deaton’s daughter, Charley, and architect husband, Nick Antonopoulos, to carry out the vision. Huggins then put it on the market in 2002 for $10 million where it sat for four years until Denver businessman Michael Dunahay purchased it in 2006 for $3.43 million.
Here’s a fun video of the Sleeper House set to the Jetson’s theme song.