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Famous House From the Future in Foreclosure

In the 1973 comedy classic, "Sleeper", Woody Allen's character, Miles Monroe, wakes up 200 years in the future to discover that mankind has regressed into an "inept totalitarian state".

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Hmmm.....

Things are kinda rough a mere 37 years after 1973, and now the home made famous in that film for its spaceship design is in foreclosure. If you've ever driven on I-70 west of Denver you've seen the home on the south side of the highway, way up on a ridge.

It can now be yours.

The Denver Business Journalreports the home was bought in 2006 by businessman Michael Dunahay from another local entrepreneur, John Huggins, for $3.43 million. Dunahay is about $171,000 behind on his payments, and the holder of the note, Bayview Loan Servicing, is planning a foreclosure sale next month. An earlier sale planned for October 6 was postponed. This is not the first time Bayview has moved to foreclose on Dunahay. It filed paperwork to do so last year, but withdrew.

Back in January 2006, I interviewed Huggins, the previous owner, who had bought the house for under $2 million.

It was still an empty shell, having never been completed by the original architect nor lived in.

Huggins fixed the house up and hoped to sell it for $10 million.

He later lowered the price to $4.8 million, and eventually sold it for even less. Today, you can probably get the home—including the orgasmatron—for less money than Woody Allen spent on special effects in "Sleeper".

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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