Ransom Canyon, Texas: Steel House

Free-form blob architecture made entirely of artfully rusted steel. Perched on a hillside for dramatic snapshots. Its builder/owner died in 2008, but tours can be arranged.

Address:
R 79366, 85 E Canyon View Drive, Ransom Canyon, TX
Directions:
Southeast of Lubbock. From Lubbock, take Hwy 40 east to Hwy 400, turn right, and drive south about four miles. Turn right onto Shepard Rd/CR-7000, then left onto Johnson Rd. Turn right onto Canyon View Drive to get to the House, or turn right onto Foothill Drive for a nice view up the hill at the House.
Hours:
Tours by appt only. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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Steel House.

Steel House

So cool. Great piece of architecture. Both houses are worth the detour.

[James The Route Pro, 08/04/2013]

Mosaic House.

Steel House and Mosaic House - Neighbors!

Across the street from Steel House is a curvy Mosaic House with a stone and mosaic exterior, reminiscent of Antonio Gaudi's work. Equally eye-catching!

[Kimbol Soques, 07/19/2010]

Robert Bruno's steel house.

Steel House

Another for your series of obsessive architectural pursuits: for 20+ years Robert Bruno has been single handedly working on "Steel House."

[Carlos, 07/05/2004]

Artist Robert Bruno sez it's okay for travelers to stop and take their own photos of his steel home's exterior. "Up until a few weeks ago, people just wandered in, but now I've moved some things in and occasionally spend the night. If I'm raiding the refrigerator I don't like turning around to find five people standing behind me. So, unless specifically invited, they need to stay on the outside of the front door."


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