Bruce Rosenbaum is a steampunk master. After turning his own Massachusetts home into a steampunk masterpiece, he’s opened his own business and is busy crafting digital/Victorian makeovers for homes, offices, and hotels.
According to Wired, Rosenbaum got the idea when he found a very old iron oven at an antique store. The oven is a sculptural piece of artistry, and its attention to craftsmanship inspired him to bring it home and re-purpose it. He upgraded it with a glass-top stove, which caused him to start a years-long transformation of the entire house.
Today, the house is filled with all sorts of technical marvels — which are neatly incorporated into 1800s-era creations. Rosenbaum, his wife and two sons own an ancient pump organ that’s been turned into a modern desk with built-in computer; a hot plate turned wireless iPad charger; a boat’s portal (with functioning valve wheel) that Rosenbaum made into a closet door; and loads more. No detail was left untouched, from the period lighting all throughout the house to the house’s stained glass windows.
It’s an astounding accomplishment, and one can only imagine the amount of time it took to salvage all of the antiques, gut them, put them together with modern technology, and then install them in the house to look as if they were made specifically for that space.
Wired says Rosenbaum is pitching a reality series to cable TV networks, which would be produced by one of the people behind The Biggest Loser. Sounds like a good fit for Discovery or The History Channel. Hit the link above to check out more photos of Rosenbaum’s amazing steampunk home.