Guest Blogger: Lovely agent Susan McCabe

All this week, funny and observant LRS agent Susan McCabe will be writing the blog posts. Lucky us!

Today she shares her visit to The Paper House.

“For years I had heard about this curious place in Rockport MA called the Paper House. I imagined a Lincoln Log inspired structure made up of rolled up newspapers–and something about as big too. I finally had a chance to see it for myself and encourage anyone tired of the same old summer sites to check it out. It’s worth a detour.”

From the Paper House website:
“The Paper House is an actual house made from paper. Newspaper. It was built by Mr. Elis F. Stenman, a mechanical engineer who designed the machines that make paper clips, began building his Rockport summer home out of paper as a hobby. That was in 1922. The paper was meant to be good insulation. Eventually, not only was the house made of paper, but furniture as well, including some intricate and beautiful pieces.”

Exterior Siding up close.

Details Details……

A clock.

Even the window valance is paper…

Interior Wall with a photo of the inside.

1 Comment

  • This is really neat! I was just in Rockport a couple weeks ago. Next time I make way up there I will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing :)

    September 20, 2011

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