... in Alaska

by Kerry Tasker

Guilt (Issue II/2019)


At first the house was more of a hut with only one room, but over the years room after room was added. When Joe and Brook Connolly, the current owners, bought the house in 2008, the roof was about to collapse. They renovated it and installed large windows overlooking the mountains, the ocean and the skyline of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city with a population of nearly 300,000. Joe Conolly runs a wedding photography agency there. The area surrounding the house is mostly wilderness, animals roam by, such as moose and bears and occasionally even a porcupine or a lynx. The house is close to Flattop Mountain, by far the most popular hiking trail in Alaska. This is not only positive, as hikers sometimes get lost in the garden of the house to pick wild blueberries. And from time to time someone climbs onto the terrace to take a picture.



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