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Ransom Canyon, Texas: Steel House

Free-form blob made of 110 tons of artfully rusted steel. Perched on a hillside for dramatic snapshots. Its builder/owner worked on it from 1972 until he died in 2008. New owners turned into a rental property in 2023.

R 79366, 85 E Canyon View Drive, Ransom Canyon, TX
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. Private property; visible from the street.
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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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Safety City, Tiny Streets for Young Drivers, Lubbock, TX - 11 mi.

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