Reader: No matter what you call it, the Sleeper house is a landmark

This house starred in Sleeper.
This house starred in Sleeper.
Photo by Patrick Young

The Sleeper house, the Colorado home made famous by Woody Allen's 1973 film Sleeper, is among our state's most iconic buildings -- and, according to a recent Forbes list, one of America's ugliest mansions. The magazine claims "it's perfect...for aliens" -- but plenty of Coloradans love the place.

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Molly, for example, who writes:

I grew up hearing this house referred to as the Clamshell. Then I heard it called the Spaceship House. Then I heard it's "official" name was The Sculptured House. Now it's the Sleeper house? I can't keep up with all the names for this thing, but it is pretty from I-70, especially at night when it's all lit up. It's always seemed to be more of an architectural experiment than an actual functioning home, though. I think it should be allowed to be a little ugly.

See a photo spread on the Sleeper house here, and post your own thoughts below.

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