This '20s House Looks Like A Classic Cabin, But What Makes Up The Interior Is Truly One-Of-A-Kind

From the outside, the Paper House looks a classic example of Americana architecture. Take a look inside, however, and you'll find that the unique dwelling really lives up to it's name.

Construction began in 1922, when an electrical engineer by the name of Ellis F. Stenman found a nice plot of land in Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

With this idyllic setting it's easy to see why anyone would want to live here.

After completing the exterior structure, Stenman began work on the inside of the home.

The warm hardwood floors and nice high ceilings aren't unusual choices, but they definitely add to the charm.


If you look closer, however, you'll begin to see some interesting features.

For instance, this clock seems to have press headlines plastered all over it.

That's because Stenman decided to use layers of newspaper pages to construct the interior walls, as well as much of the furniture and decor.

Using a mixture of flour, water and apple peel glue, Stenman, along with family and friends, put up layer after layer of paper and varnish.

It took Stenman about two years to collect the 100,000+ newspapers that went into creating the home and its furnishings.

Best of all, many of the headlines are still legible, including the ones that cover the desk describing Charles Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight.


Even the lamps were fabricated using paper.

It seems like a fire hazard, but they're still in one piece.

Stenman only lived in the one-of-a-kind house until 1930. Since then, it's topped the list of oddest tourist attractions in Massachusetts.

The entrance fee is a mere $1.50 (and just $1 for children), and you might even be greeted by Stenman's grandniece, who is currently in charge of the house.

Via: Roadtrippers | The Paper House

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