Photos: The Sleeper house is not one of country's ugliest mansions!

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The Sleeper house, the Colorado mountain home made famous by Woody Allen's 1973 film Sleeper, is among our state's most iconic buildings -- and, according to a recent Forbes list, one of America's ugliest mansions. The magazine claims "it's perfect...for aliens" -- but plenty of us humans love the place. View our inside-and-out photo gallery below and decide if you'd like to sleep there.

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Photo by Patrick Young

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suzbothner
suzbothner

Is anyone currently living in this house?  Do we know if they rent this house for events...who can we contact?

oldfrt
oldfrt

The concept, location, & views are beyond compare , but speaking as a builder who admires being "diffrunt", it could stand a generous application of the KISS principle.

westword
westword

I,m a colorado native; almost 50yo , and always loved seeing the spaceship house when heading up into the hills.  It's great getting to finally see inside.  Yep, I would love to live in it.

Molly Buchan
Molly Buchan

I grew up hearing this house referred to as the Clamshell. Then I heard it called the Spaceship House. Then I heard it's "official" name was The Sculptured House. Now it's the Sleeper house? I can't keep up with all the names for this thing, but it is pretty from I-70, especially at night when it's all lit up. It's always seemed to be more of an architectural experiment than an actual functioning home, though. I think it should be allowed to be a little ugly.

TheDude
TheDude

As a dude, this house rocks.  Inside and out, how can anybody be complaining about a thing except not owning or having access to this gem?  Classic!

Wendy Fleming
Wendy Fleming

This is a house that I will always remember. You can't help but look at it when you are on I-70. Always reminded me of something you would see in the Jetsons. Definitely a landmark in Colorado.

Wendy Fleming
Wendy Fleming

This is a house that I will always remember. You can't help but look at it when you are on I-70. Always reminded me of something you would see in the Jetsons. Definitely a landmark in Colorado.

Wendy Fleming
Wendy Fleming

This is a house that I will always remember. You can't help but look at it when you are on I-70. Always reminded me of something you would see in the Jetsons. Definitely a landmark in Colorado.

Wie Wiorka
Wie Wiorka

I completely agree with you, Candie. The interior is tragic, as is the landscape design...or lack there of. The owner's taste is too provincial to understand what would work aesthetically in that home.

Wie Wiorka
Wie Wiorka

I completely agree with you, Candie. The interior is tragic, as is the landscape design...or lack there of. The owner's taste is too provincial to understand what would work aesthetically in that home.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

I really love the design of this place; the tacky colors inside, I could do without.

Philip Fick
Philip Fick

Needs some interior work, but i like it. Great view!

Richard Jaeger
Richard Jaeger

I love that house. I see it whenever i go down I 70. Who doesnt want a spaceship house?

Bradley Langston
Bradley Langston

I have always loved the way this house "landed" on the mountain side.

Michael Chezem
Michael Chezem

It's easy to find on my way home from Spacely Sprockets!

Damian Riniker
Damian Riniker

Id buy that if I could afford it. Place is baller.

Adrian Bradford Alexander
Adrian Bradford Alexander

I love the Sleeper house! But then again I've got a transporter unit in my garage and photon torpedoes on my van.

kjmay
kjmay

Love this house!  Beautiful views.  Let's update the interior, though.  Feels elementary school cafeteria-ish.

Kym Bloom
Kym Bloom

They're just jealous that they don't live in it.

Kym Bloom
Kym Bloom

They're just jealous that they don't live in it.

Mary Maybee
Mary Maybee

Yes, this house is iconic! It does need a better interior decorator. It has so much potential! Someone has just not kept it up very well. Also nowhere else will you get those views! I agree I don't think of it as a mansion either. Some of it looks updated, the bathroom for example. It needs some cool furniture from Roche Bubois!

Hope Weiss
Hope Weiss

They don't know what they're talking about. This is one of the coolest mansions ever & the furniture is beyond groovy!

Victoria Payne
Victoria Payne

I love seeing this home ever time I go up the mountains!

Victoria Payne
Victoria Payne

I love seeing this home ever time I go up the mountains!

Victoria Payne
Victoria Payne

I love seeing this home ever time I go up the mountains!

charlie_oscar
charlie_oscar

Great house if it was sitting in downtown Copenhagen!

broncochic83
broncochic83

Although I would not call the home itself ugly, it could use an interior decorator! 

Shannon Petty
Shannon Petty

I've seen much worse. But is it really even a mansion?

Bill Knox
Bill Knox

This place ROCKS ...I don't care what Forbes or ANYone else says

Bill Knox
Bill Knox

This place ROCKS ...I don't care what Forbes or ANYone else says

Craig C Thomas
Craig C Thomas

Oh please... it's not a mansion and Forbes just has bad taste!

Craig C Thomas
Craig C Thomas

Oh please... it's not a mansion and Forbes just has bad taste!

hell2pay
hell2pay

Forbes also said Aurora was in the top 10 safest cities.......

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@oldfrt Always glad to get an expert opinion. Thanks for the post, oldfrt.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @kjmay We could all use a little updating, kjmay. Thanks for the post.

HurfDurf
HurfDurf

 @hell2pay That's strange.  Most people who live here know not to go there after dark.

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