Artist Spends 35 Years Transforming Her House Into a Woodsy Wolves’ Den

Turning your entire home into a work of art is a project that can take a lifetime to complete, which is why many artists who start converting their houses never finish the job.

When Lauri Svedberg bought her northeast Minneapolis home in 1979, it was a smallish, unassuming one bedroom, one bathroom home. But artist and teacher Lauri Svedberg worked hard to turn her home into the den of her dreams, and 35 years later the Wolf House was complete.

Lauri’s home was nicknamed Wolf House because of the wolf she painted on the garage door, but rather than just painting murals inside the house Lauri also created rock mosaics that gave the place an uniquely stone-y vibe.

Often armed with nothing but a glue gun, some stones she’d collected and a seemingly unending supply of self discipline, Lauri kept at it for decades, transforming her already cool old house into a den for nature lovers.

After she retired, Lauri chose to sell Wolf House, and although the real estate agents weren’t sure what to do with it, it eventually sold for $40,000 over asking.

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