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    Speaking of Wavy

    Guy Bratt was asking about a wavy dresser in this thread, and it reminded me of a house that's near my place in LA. The locals call it the Hobbit House or the Gnome Home...the story I heard was that it was built by a guy who worked for Disney. I can see the connections...



    Here's the detached garage:



    And a couple of shots showing some of the shingle details. All of these had to be cut individually.





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    Very cool house! I remember watching one of the "Modern Masters" on PBS that covered a guy that did those decorative cedar roofs, pretty cools stuff, but a lot of work. He steam bent many of them, even around the corner like they show there.
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    Not really in the same vein, but this topic reminded me of a unique home in nearby Midway, UT:



    Some of the older homes / buildings in Midway show a measure of Swiss influence. I don't know much about the town's history, but I do know that they have a "Swiss Days" celebration every year.

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    I like those curvy shingle roofs, Kerry. Very cool.

    Solvang California has Danish roots. Here's an interesting shingle job I saw up there once when I was attending their annual "Danish Days" event:



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    We had a wavy house here in Victoria for quite a while but it was eventually moved to one of the gulf islands.

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    Here is the story of the move

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmnfUrkgu2k

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    I expected to see the 7 dwarfs walking back from the diamond mine
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    That's cool, Brian. Must have been a challenging move.
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    Is that Wavy Gravy's house?
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