Sunday, February 12, 2012

Secure Home in Moab Utah

The home boasts 14 rooms supported by huge pillars throughout, and a fireplace with 65-foot chimney drilled 100% from solid sandstone. A deep French fryer and bathtub are also connected to the rock, creating an architectural first for many sightseers. Outside of the home, visitors enjoy the unique cactus and rock garden, including benches and picnic tables carved completely of stone.
Many magazines and television programs have highlighted the Hole ‘n the Rock, including PBS Stations, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, AAA’s Via Magazine, and Roadside Attractions.
The house was built by Albert and Gladys Christensen, former residents of the rock. Albert first dedicated 12 years to excavating 50,000 cubic feet of solid sandstone from within the rock. During this time, he was also finishing his “Sermon on the Mount” painting, and a sculpture of Franklin D. Roosevelt, now displayed on the face of a rock above the home. Unfortunately, Albert died in 1957, and Gladys continued the project until her subsequent death in 1974. Gladys sculpted the simple stones that mark their neighboring gravesites which lie in a cove near the home.

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