The Steel House Saga: One Man’s Masterpiece Is Another’s Airbnb

The Steel House Saga: One Man’s Masterpiece Is Another’s Airbnb

The Robert Bruno house, in Ransom Canyon, near Lubbock, in 2007, a year before the artist died.This past fall, an iconic artist-built house just east of Lubbock was quietly sold by the daughter of its creator, who died in 2008. She says the selling price was $250,000, though the local realtor behind the company that bought it disputes that figure. About a month later, the agent listed the property for $1.75 million. The price dropped to $1.5 million in December, and the house was taken off the market soon afterward. The plan is to turn it into a vacation rental.The structure in question is as much a sculpture as a home, an unfinished monument to what one individual can achieve through decades of effort on a single, quixotic project. The new owners have ambitions to finish the interior—though perhaps not in any way…View Original Post

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