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Giving an abandoned house one last hurrah by filling it with thousands of flowers

Oct 7, 2015

Flower House will be open Oct. 16-18 before the house is deconstructed.
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A sad, old, derelict house in Hamtramck will literally blossom for three days this month when it becomes Flower House.

For three days, all 15 rooms and two porches will be filled with fresh, colorful flowers and plants in one last hurrah before the old house is torn down to make way for a flower farm.

It’s all the brainchild of florist Lisa Waud.

Waud bought the "strangely perfect" house at auction in November 2014 and plans to fill it with flowers and plants with the help of 13 designers and 100 volunteers.

“People just whoosh right by [the house] in their cars on the highway and on that one-way service drive, and I bet no one has looked at it in 15 years," she says.

She's partnered with Reclaim Detroit to "responsibly deconstruct the house" and salvage any reusable materials after the installation closes.

Once the house is gone, the plot will be used as a flower farm for Waud's business, pot&box.

Flower House Teaser from Hello Future Films on Vimeo.

Visit theflower.house for ticket availability as well as event a volunteer information.