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Ranchito Cascabel, house as folk art

August 19, 2011 |  7:01 am

Timmyland kitchen Timmyland loft Ranchito Cascabel, also known as Timmyland, is Tim Sullivan's folk-art fantasy just north of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Inspired by the work of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain, Sullivan turned what had been a sleeping porch and storage room into a rambling, otherworldly folly.

Ann Summa, the photographer who's spending a year in community gardens for L.A. at Home, was on the road and toured Ranchito Cascabel for us. As her photos show, it's a trip.

Photos: Timmyland, a.k.a. Rancho Cascabel


Photos, clockwise from top: The kitchen of Timmyland, with its tile and stained glass; the main living room with loft sleeping area; the exterior, which has a giant bleeding heart on the wall and the dog Bici waiting out front. Credit: Ann Summa

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