Thursday, April 03, 2008

The $3,000 Birdhouse

An exact reproduction by Karl Goldsmith of a house designed and built by American landscape architect Fletcher Steele in 1939 for the Helen Ellwanger Estate. Articles about the house can be found here and here.

Goldsmith is obviously filling a niche for people who have more money than they know what to do with, and crafting beautiful pieces of artwork in the process. These people have a right to spend their money as they wish, of course, but I'm thinking it would be nice if some of it were put to good use on bird conservation projects rather than on decorative objects for their fancy gardens. Just one man's opinion.


Blogger Jochen said...

Two men's opinion.

April 04, 2008 4:13 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I agree -they should at least throw in a membership to the Audubon for that price! I'll stick w/ painting my $5 birdhouses from Joann Fabrics.

April 06, 2008 10:26 PM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

The birds don't care how much it costs or how pretty it looks, do they? They care only that it's functional.

April 07, 2008 7:42 AM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

That's very expensive for a birdhouse!

April 07, 2008 3:17 PM  

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