Abandoned Dr Seuss house in Alaska a tower of mystery

For anyone who grew up reading Dr Seuss, a hike through the snowy wilderness of Alaska may bring back some magical memories.

Just outside the town of Willow, a small sleepy hamlet about 130 kilometres from Anchorage, stands a structure affectionately known as the Dr Seuss house.

According to design website This is Collossal, the original owner decided to build the home after a forest fire swept through the area. A view of the national park and mountains beyond was the inspiration behind the location.

As the seasons changed and the trees grew again, the owner realised that his view was slowly being blocked by nature’s regrowth.

His answer? To keep heading upwards by adding room-upon-room to maintain the view. When finished, the house levelled out at 12 storeys.

And like all good crazy home builds, the structure was then abandoned for a time and eventually put up for sale.

Photographer Jovell Rennie recently captured images of the structure and a video by Alaska Aerial Media has since been viewed more than 60,000 times.

Now, a new owner with an appreciation of the absurd has bought the property and intends on making the necessary renovations to keep the residential tower standing tall.


Whether the home will become a tourist attraction or a mecca for Dr Seuss fans only time will tell but the view from the top is absolutely stunning.

Let’s just hope it doesn’t get too windy in Willow.

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