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Cowboy Boot House.

Cowboy Boot House, Hat House

Field review by the editors.

Huntsville, Texas

Completed in January 2017, designed by Huntsville artist and builder Dan Phillips (1945-2021), the Cowboy Boot House is 35 feet tall. It's made mostly of recycled and donated material, with odd junk added in for artistic whimsy.

Cowboy Boot House.

Most of the living space in the house is not in the boot, but in a tin-roofed bungalow attached to its backside. The boot itself is a nearly windowless space housing a kitchenette and a tiny bathroom. A spiral staircase leads to a rooftop deck in the boot's neck.

Phillips said that he was a big fan of "storybook architecture," and live-in shoes do appear prominently in some classic fairy tales. Phillips was also apparently inspired by the big Hat n' Boots out in Seattle, as built a Cowboy Hat House next door to the Boot in 2020.

Also see: Haines Shoe House

Cowboy Boot House, Hat House

2640 11th St., Huntsville, TX
I-45 exit 116. Drive east on 11th St. for four blocks. On the left. Private home, please be respectful; visible from the road.
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