Barton Hills Art Oasis
Valerie, a metal artist, calls Barton Hills her home. In every sense, her house epitomizes the definition of “art”. Metal sculptures adorn every room including a metal portrait of a famous Russian witch, Baba Yaga, (what’s with all the witches this year?) that guards the library. The whimsical furniture, from squared-circle (or is it circled square?) chairs, to a loveseat that looks like a plush Viking ship, are all one of a kind. And all of have been designed and built by Valerie’s husband. And on top of all of this, it used to be a French School!
The house itself is an always evolving work of art that Valerie hopes will never be complete. Whether it’s the sky painted ceiling, mosque inspired doorway with matching cat door, closets that have become bookshelves, and bookshelves that have become closets, the house is always in a state of development. Be sure to talk to Valerie and learn about her plans to raise the roof. Literally. Only when you buy a ticket for this year’s Weird Homes Tour.