Abandoned “home of rock” featuring Japanese gardens, a bird floor, and a substantial stone waterfall
VIEW THE INTERIOR OF THE DESERTED “HOUSE OF ROCK,”WHICH FEATURES A SIZABLE STONE WATERFALL, A BIRD FLOOR, AND A JAPANESE GARDEN THAT RIVALS THE BOTANICAL GARDENS.
This formerly opulent estate in Birmingham, Alabama, was fitted with complex and stunning elements to resemble a tropical paradise.
It was constructed in 1963 and features numerous living spaces, two kitchens, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and one room specifically set aside for the owner’s pet birds.
Additionally, it had open skylights so that his feathery companions could soar through the floors and into the atrium.
Urban explorer Abandoned Southeast gave the location the moniker “House of Rock” after being amazed by the 1970s architecture’s rock walls, waterfall, and grotto shower.
The old single-family home has remained vacant ever since the owner’s passing in 2008 and that of his wife four years later.
It has been abandoned for around seven or eight years, according to Abandoned Southeast. It features large windows, outdoor plants that are still alive inside, and one or two palm trees.
“At one time, that location was well-maintained, and I bet parties were held there”
“It was custom-made which demonstrates how unique it is and due to the value invested making it unusual. “ The waterfall is designed so that you may leap off into the pool, and below it is a grotto shower.
Even a room with a dirt floor and big windows specifically for the owner’s pet birds is present.
“The residence has a really special atmosphere because of the birdcage, the fluorescent hanging lights that are like clouds, and the drop-down ceiling that resembles the outdoors.
With its orange and green carpets and vintage aesthetic, the location is incredibly retro. This location is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.
After the owners’ passing, Abandoned Southeast came across the location and was captivated by tales of their Japanese garden.
According to the neighbors, the proprietors welcomed lots of guests who came to simply relax in the garden, which was compared to the Botanical Gardens.
There were five koi ponds, a bridge, a red gazebo, and other gorgeous features. A Japanese-style garden was once part of the neatly groomed grounds in the backyard.
After the 9,000-square-foot residence was constructed on the five acres of land, the urban explorer thinks the house would be renovated and expanded.
He remarked: “The original external window court is out, therefore they must have added quite a bit to this house”
It’s believed that the house has now been bought, and the new owner has renovation plans for the property.
“The home was placed up for sale and the contents of the house were auctioned off after the owner died and his wife went away, so it is currently unoccupied” he continued.
Other houses in the area, according to the seller, are perhaps a third of the size and cost of this one. “ It is incredibly large and unique to the area and neighborhood. Eventually, it sold here, and recently I guess someone is attempting to undertake to renovate it.”