Saucer-shaped home from Woody Allen’s ‘Sleeper’ for sale

November 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The saucer-shaped home in Woody Allen’s classic sci-fi flick ‘Sleeper’ is being sold for 4.5million dollars – complete with the famous Orgasmatron device.

Saucer-shaped home from Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' for sale

Auctioneers will sell the 7,000 square foot building – made famous in the Hollywood legend’s 1970s hit – after its current owner fell behind on the 3.1million dollar mortgage.

Its most memorable fictional furnishing – the Orgasmatron – is also included in the sale.

The three-storey home, in Jefferson County, Colorado, USA, was called the Sculptured House when it was built by commercial architect Charles Deaton in 1963.

Saucer-shaped home from Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' for sale

But it became known as Sleeper House after Allen’s 1973 futuristic comedy – which saw lead character Miles Monroe cryogenically frozen and defrosted 200 years later.

To escape the authorities, he moves into the spectacular house where he attempts to disguise himself as a robot butler.

Saucer-shaped home from Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' for sale

While there he gets to experience the pleasures of life in the future – when he accidentally steps into the Orgasmatron.

The electromagnetic machine triggered an orgasmic-like sensation for those who go into it.

Saucer-shaped home from Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' for sale

In 1999 software millionaire John Huggins bought the house for 1.33million dollars and added 5,000 square feet using plans originally drawn up by Charles Deaton.

Saucer-shaped home from Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' for sale

Denver businessman Michael Dunahay then paid 3.43million dollars for the house in 2006.

But after failing to keep up with mortgage repayments, the house and its contents will now be sold at auction on November 10 with a guide price of 4.5million dollars.

Saucer-shaped home from Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' for sale

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