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The Famous Postmodern ‘Crayola’ House Is for Sale

Designed by architect Margaret McCurry in 2005, it’s an architectural icon that’s priced at less than it cost to build.

The house overlooks Lake Michigan.

Source: Light Photography for Mahler Sotheby’s International Realty

When Judith Bentley’s husband Paul bought a three-acre plot of land in Oostburg, Wisc. on the edge of Lake Michigan in 1999, it took some convincing to get her to move. The plan was for the couple to retire on the lake, but Bentley says she was tied to the city.

“Paul said, ‘Well, how about I let you pick the architect,’” Bentley recalls, “and I knew immediately which one I would pick. It was Margaret McCurry.”