fantastical:def., may connote unrestrained extravagance in conception or merely ingenuity of decorative invention.
i would assert that here; the shoe fits.
i stumbled across this article today. the cockamamy
house first caught my eye and then i read about the man, mr. smith,and the family behind the house and that's what really left an impression. he died from a fall off a high balcony during the perpetual construction. the house still has sculptures he built, left behind, undisturbed.
he hauled every bit of that wood himself in a horse trailer. those aren't small timbers.
that brought back a memory of a place in utah with the inspired name, 'hole in the rock'. i was moving a friend
to seattle from texas and we were in no hurry to get there.
we stopped and took the two dollar tour. a man named albert
spent 12 years dynamiting a 14 room home into the rock.
like mr. smith, he died during and from the everlasting
building of his home. it was a couple of decades ago, but
i still remember a creepy doll collection and that
albert was an amateur taxidermist. there was a stuffed
donkey standing next to me during one of the longer
recitations from the tour guide. it's bottom had this
little oval leather patch over it with a slit.
maybe that's how they filled it with 'stuffing'?
fire damaged timbers mr. smith gathered and hauled to
the house site with a horse trailer.
a sculpture left in the house by mr. smith.