Built in 1978, this artful expression of one man's vision blends design, nature's beauty, and a clever sense of humor! Inspired by the fanciful creations of renowned Architect Antonio Gaudi, Michael Carmichael (Architect and original owner/builder) let his imagination run wild. The result, one of the most awe-inspiring, mind-boggling homes in America! The story begins, "...and then, the whale swallowed the entire ship!" The rest is pure hand-made artisan and architectural genius!
The layered shingled exterior of the home indeed resembles a whale. Four stories high, each varying level reveals amazing craftsmanship, coupled with luxury appointments the discriminating traveler expects. Undulating walls of Venetian plaster, river rock, massive wood columns and beams, and a whopping 270 Belgian leaded and stained glass windows, are the structural art by which the home is defined.