On the Market: Tucson’s Famous Bottle House

A home made out of thousands of glass bottles in Tucson is on the market for $432,500. 

The single-story home is an artistic spectacle to behold with colorful glass bottles nestled in the walls from floor to ceiling. Tucson’s famous Bottle House dates back to the 1960s and is built of rock and glass bottles collected over many years by Theodore and Meletis Bryson, who constructed the home to blend in with its natural surroundings. 

Inspired by the ruins and builders of ancient societies, Theodore Bryson decided to build a custom home without using fancy tools—just as the massive stone pyramids of Egypt and the Mayan civilizations came to be. 

The desert home features 2,700 square feet, three bedrooms and three bathrooms, along with numerous artistic features that make it one-of-a-kind. In addition to the stone and glass bottles that insulate the walls while creating a colorful glow, the home boasts full-size wooden beams along the ceiling and concrete and flagstone flooring. 

Indoor highlights include three deep-rock fireplaces, two wood-burning stoves, two alcoves for reading or studying, built-in concrete furniture throughout, saguaro-lined cabinets and over 2,000 square feet of arched passageways. Other features of the property include a guest cottage, an outdoor kitchen and workshop and a full-size custom cement pool table. 

The locally-famous home is listed by Coldwell Banker Realty agent Holly Greenhalgh. View the listing here.

Photos courtesy Coldwell Banker Realty

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