Flower House, one local floral designer's answer to blight, has come and gone. The abandoned Hamtramck house, elaborately embellished with thousands of flowers and plants, opened for just one weekend in October. While there are plans in the works to make the site into a more permanent institution, a flower farm and design center, we thought we'd share a massive collection of Curbed exclusive photographs of the display.
The floral designer behind the project, Lisa Waud, bought the house at auction for $250, and spent months clearing trash from the property. The preview room Waud and her volunteer crew created was featured in magazines and websites from New York City to Portugal.
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