[photos|travel] The steampunk dream house

Passing through the town of Hanapepe on Kauai, an odd building that looked a bit like a treehouse caught our eye. We turned off onto Puolo Road and had a look…

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It was if the Professor from Gilligan’s Island had turned up on Kauai, after a drag through Baron von Monocle’s Zeppelin Works and Scrapyard.

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I think the interior is a shell, but I’m not sure. We stayed on the public street, not crossing the property line or otherwise trespassing.

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The structure itself was pretty strange, then it was adorned elaborately, the property fronted by a metalwork fence well over the line into outsider art.

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A lot of odd beauty here.

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The radial engine and prop were my favorite bit.

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The neighboring property was a bit of a fixer upper as well…

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Next up, the Russian Fort on Kauai (who knew?) and an abandoned sugar mill.

And as usual, more at the Flickr set.

Photos © 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and B. Lake.

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4 thoughts on “[photos|travel] The steampunk dream house

  1. Wow… that’s just… pretty dang cool. Nice pics, thanks for sharing them!

  2. Cora says:

    Very cool, both the house and the pics.

  3. These ate gorgeous shots of a compelling subject, Jay. Thx for sharing! BTW the professor lives on my island… for real . Maybe he vacations in HI? 😉

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