Willow, Alaska is everything you think of when you envision an Alaskan wilderness town. There are plenty of hiking trails throughout the area and it's very popular for sled dog racing and dog mushers in general. Willow is gorgeous, rustic, and very, very cold. But that didn't deter one mysterious homeowner from building a massive house that's been dubbed the "Dr. Seuss House".

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Here's some absolutely amazing drone footage of the impressive home:

Dr. Seuss House from Alaska Aerial Media on Vimeo.


No one knows exactly what the original owner was thinking, or how he came up with the peculiar design of the house, but regardless it's now one of America's architectural wonders. And you can see why...

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It's a massive 12-story building that's every bit as weird and quirky and eccentric as a Dr. Seuss book.

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The original owner worked on it extensively for 10 years before he died. Then it sat abandoned for 10 years until a new owner purchased it and has started renovations.

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The locals gave it the name the "Dr. Seuss House." Though, to me it looks a bit more like the Weasley's house from Harry Potter.

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If you plan on visiting, keep in mind that although the house is virtually abandoned it's still privately owned and thus on private property. A great way to see it is by driving past it, on a train, or take a ride with an Alaskan bush pilot, which in general is a great way to see the Alaskan countryside.

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