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Location: Wilton Manors, Florida
Maximalism may be the new minimalism. but this green and lavender house on the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale, Florida deserves a new classification altogether.
Built in 1957 and recently renovated by the multimedia artist Michael Jude Russo, the fever dream of a house is now on the market for $1.2 million. Russo, who is known for his upcycled sculptures, treated the home as his gallery, filling walls with art and shelves with sculptures. But he also viewed it as a canvas, where he could transform mundane features into works of art.
Two translucent purple columns flank the living room’s mantle. A giant wooden arch frames the dining room table. The bedroom’s headboard looks like a sculpture, and the home’s light fixtures were sculpted by Russo himself.
The house also includes a saltwater swimming pool and a 1,500 gallon river that snakes along the exterior.
At 1,386 square feet, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house isn’t particularly spacious, but the selling price does include all of the home’s wild artwork and a 10,000=square-foot lot that Russo meticulously landscaped into a weird, lush wonderland.
Intrigued? 401 Ne 26 Drive can be yours for $1,200,000.