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We covered Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum’s (Sharon, MA) amazing Victorian/ steampunk-inspired home previously. They now have a computer set-up worthy of the other brass-encrusted, Nemo-esque insanity of the rest of their interior. I love the little touches, such as the mini-digital LCD picture frames that cycle through pics of family and friends, the “wind-up” thumbdrive, and the bellows-camera-encased webcam, all working.

Victorian Organ Command Desk & Steampunk Home Tour

Modern Victorian home restoration

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. says:

    Are the Marx Brothers Steampunk now?

  2. Shawn Connally says:

    Wow, what an amazing contraption!

  3. rahere says:

    To cap it off, place harmonium pedals in the footwell and connect them to small dynamos to generate a 15v feed…

  4. SteamSmith says:

    Bruce does wonderful work.

    I am happy & honored that he selected a piece of mine to be included in his “office”.

    In the upper right hand corner of the first picture is a brass porthole. Inside the porthole is my “Pirate Airship Revenge” a brooch I made of pewter, brass and other materials. Bruce purchased it a few months back. He told me that its permanent home would be in this porthole, except for the times that he is wearing it.

    There is a story that goes with this airship. To learn about it, go to my blog:
    and scroll down to the heading:
    “Then the Pirates struck back by taking to the skys: Pirate Airship “Revenge” brooch pin”

    - Mark aka SteamSmith