Gallery: Gorgeous Modern Home is Built Inside a Cave

Unfortunately, the Sleeper family home faced foreclosure during last year's housing crisis and Curt posted the home on eBay with a minimum bid of $300,000.

Modern living meets subterranean splendor in this gorgeous home nestled inside of a 15,000-square foot sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri. Built by Curt and Deborah Sleeper, the underground abode features modern interior spaces that blend with the beautiful unfinished sandstone walls to create an incredible example of energy-efficient architecture. Geothermal heating and smart passive design keeps the interior comfortable while completely eliminating the need for a furnace or air conditioning.

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  8. davidwayneosedach March 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I’m sure it’s comfortable and bomb proof. But for the money they spent I’d pick a house on the beach, a lake, or one with a mountain view.

  9. stumach March 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    hmmm, the architecture could have been SO much better. Bit of an eyesore really…

  10. mcmd March 24, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Poor cave. Seems like a waste of a perfectly good cave.

  11. dcacho March 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Is awkward to regard this as an ‘example’ of energy-efficient architecture when it is obvious this is a particular condition. Relevant ONLY if you have a CAVE. Will those who own caves please stand up!…….. truth be told the incave arrangement of space is unfortunate and the enclosure could have been more suitable. Definitely the pre-arrange photos and the house-in-a-cave wonder gives this project the worthiness of thought.

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