Somewhere between the Willow and Talkeetna, hidden in the sparse Alaskan woods, there is a bizarrely towering home that, according to the locals, it seems pulled out right from a Theodor Geisel’s illustrated storybooks.
Photo by Jovell Rennie
Dubbed the Dr. Seuss House, the 12-story construction it is said to have been built by a homesteader shortly after a forest fire. Since the trees were all short, new growth, the owner could benefit of a clear view of Mount McKinley and Denali National Park for some time. But as time progressed, the trees grew and they began to block the beautiful view. Wishing to outgrow the wilderness, the owner began building more and more stories. He worked on it extensively for 10 years before he died.
After his death, Dr. Seuss House sat abandoned for another decade, becoming a favorite spot for local teenage shenanigans. In 2012, a new owner purchased the peculiar structure and began work on renovations.
Because it is a private property, the house can’t be explored but admired from distance – from the road, across the river or even from the sky!