Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes:

Mystery Castle

Here’s a selection of snaps that I took during a recent visit to Phoenix’s wonderfully eccentric, handmade and wayward 18-room, three-level Mystery Castle. It seems like part hippie project, part Italian or Spanish hilltown house, part Southwest Indian pueblo. In fact it was made by Boyce Luther Gully, who left his family in Seattle in the late 1920s when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent 15 years building the place (from all kinds of mostly-found materials) as a tribute to his daughter.


About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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2 Responses to Architecture Du Jour

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  2. An Arizona landmark, and very revealing of the temper of the place: it has that “anything goes” spirit. A lot of people have come out here and basically just said “eff it, I’m going to just go ahead and do my thing”. The best side of the West. Best of all, you used to get the tour of the place from his daughter, who was in her 90s last time I was there


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