Ruminations on my hometown’s landmark.
Ed Note: The recent rental ad for Novato’s Round House on Craigslist is like having Emmanuel Lewis show up at your work Christmas party wearing a Braveheart costume and FaceTiming with the ghost of Elliott Smith. Or, in the words of the ad, its a once-, (maybe twice)-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Intel from a couple guys in line at Italian Delite yesterday and an hour spent poring over the Novato Library microfiche reveals there’s much much more to this house than a “‘Jetson’s’ style kitchen” and spinning oil drums as metaphor of fossil-fueled white flight to suburbia.
Below, what the ad did not disclose:
Designed originally as a time machine during the fall of the Third Reich by imprisoned Polish scientist Augustyn Komorowski, the Harkleroad home of Novato is currently available for rent on Craigslist.
Sam Harkleroad was a drifter who found his way to the Novato Denny’s the night…
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