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Riggins’ Cabinet of Curiosities

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 by in 2016 Austin Weird Homes, 2017 Austin Weird Homes, All Weird Homes | 0 comments

Tucked away in University Hills, stands the home of Friday Night Lights’ own Tim Riggins. While Friday Night Lights might not be with us anymore, Riggins’ house, which was used for filming Friday Night Lights, has found a new life as a Cabinet of Curiosities. Plus you can see this house (which no longer exists!) in Virtual Reality.

A police car hood, complete with working siren, greets visitors as they enter to a house bursting at the seams with oddities. A WWII portable birthing/surgical table stands in for a credenza and a Victorian coffin dolly, complete with antique gynecological devices, acts as a coffee table. The most comfortable chair in the house is a 1930’s dental chair. Lamps are made from x-rays, silkworm cocoons, and a pink 1950’s salon hairdryer! The guest bathroom is covered with blood spatter and has a hollowed out armadillo containing washcloths for guests- and this is thoughtfully watched over by 15 muskrat skulls and several grenades. The owners are Michael and Cathy. And during the tour Michael will be in his studio that he hand built in their backyard, which will be open to view and the public is free to ask him about art, design, and motorcycles!

Think Cathy, the other owner, looks familiar? Something like the character Abby Sciuto from NCIS? Then you are correct!