Artist creates unique habitat in New Jersey woodlands

Ricky Boscarino is a sculptor, painter and jewelry maker whose biggest art project for the past 23 years has been his home on five quiet acres.

The artist's house
The artist's house

Artist Ricky Boscarino has turned a derelict hunting cabin into a work of art, a complicated, colorful folly of a home.The exterior is chock full of intricate scroll work, multiple colors and structures -- all highly decorated. There's even a clock tower.

It has become his ultimate artistic expression but it's more than an art project for him: It's a comfortable, happy place to live.

"It's surreal to live here," he said. "And an awful lot of fun."

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By Les Christie @CNNMoney - Last updated May 11 2012: 11:07 AM ET
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