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Over at Steampunk Workshop, Jake pays a visit to the home of Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, in Sharon, Mass. Bruce and Melanie run ModVic, a Victorian home restoration company. They’ve also embraced the steampunk aesthetic and do steampunk mods, as they’ve done in their own amazing home, seen here.

A Visit to a Steampunked Home

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. disgruntled-interior-designer says:

    Sure the items they have are ‘nice’? But seriously, some quite UN-Victorian floorboards, UN-Victorian yellow walls, no architraves no ceiling artwork, no artwork.

    Fooey, this is why steam-punk usually sucks.

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    This is NOT one of their Victorian restorations. This is their own home and it’s done in a steampunk style, which, as I’m sure you know, is only inspired by things Victorian. It’s fantasy, so they’re free to do whatever they like, which is how they ended up with all of these, as you say, “nice” items.

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