She Thought Her Home Wasn’t Unique Enough, So She Spent The Next 35 Years Doing Something Drastic

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What do you get when you combine a nature-loving artist from the 60’s, a large house, and an endless supply of creative tenacity? You get Lauri Svedberg’s home. She spent thirty five years of her life turning it into a place where she can feel outdoors, regardless of the room. Not only has she painted up her home, but she has covered much of it in various stones and crystals! It is possibly the most extreme home makeover we’ve seen.

Her home displays depictions of a birch forest, a stream that flows down the stairs, and many other amazing creations. Best part is, you can have the home for $149,000. Michael Gacek of Edina Realty stated, “I’ve sold some interesting homes in my day, and this is high on the list, as far as interesting goes.” he said. “It’s definitely a head-turner — well-known in the neighborhood and in the artist community. It’s over the top, and I’m going to sell over the top.”

He definitely wasn’t kidding. Take a look.


Lauri Svedberg has poured heart and soul into this house, and it shows.

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The home is designed to give a creative, natural feeling from the inside out.

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Here is a fine example of her glue gun madness, tempered by precision.

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And here is that same glue gun action, over the course of about 35 years!

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Her painting is so in depth, you may have to really look for the camouflaged toilet.

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And what can’t be done with paint, can be done in jungle drapings.

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Every intricately detailed doorway in this home lets you move into the next room with a sense of awe.

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The view of the surrounding area is gorgeous. The large windows add to the feeling of letting nature into the home.

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Here is a large studio space for exercising your creativity.

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That is, in fact, a real stone pathway set into the floor of the room.

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The stone path leads through the “trees,” and down stairs.

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Following the stairs (if you can see them) is a beautifully painted waterfall scene.

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I’m sure Lauri’s loving companion, Wonder, loves all the natural elements as well.

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The yard is graced by low-maintenance perennials, and cobblestones from old Minneapolis streets.

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There’s even a dedication to Wonder painted on the garage door.

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For a much more thorough tour, enjoy this video!

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