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House on the Rock, Spring Green, Wisconsin, USA

Designed by Alex Jordan, 1945-1985

Alex Jordan was the heir to fabulous wealth. He spent millions of dollars constructing oddities like the world’s largest carousel, a humongous sea creature sculpture, and hoaxy reproductions of Tiffany lamps and classic cars.

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and Fallingwater, Jordan built the House on the Rock directly in and around a giant chimney of rock. The “Infinity Room” projects over 200 feet into the air, without supports beneath. Its 3,200 windows overlook the treetops of the surrounding forest.