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The 49th Estate: Perry Eaton's living museum

  • Author: Thomas Levine
  • Updated: May 13, 2016
  • Published July 27, 2010


The 49th Estate is our answer to MTV's "Cribs," a weekly tour of Alaska homes and interviews with their owners.

Perry Eaton's home houses the relics of his many travels around Alaska and beyond. With rugs from Turkey, a dining table from Italy, and dozens of pieces of art from all over the world, Eaton's home is a showcase for both his love of travel and his interest in art and culture.

While many cultures are represented inside the house, the backyard is dedicated to Alaskana. A small smokehouse sits next to a sauna. The backyard used to be home to a kennel where the family kept sled dogs for many years.

Eaton has traveled extensively for his work helping to develop art in local communities, visiting five continents and spending time in almost every country in Europe. While Eaton has traveled all over the world he still has plans to see more of it; Buenos Aires, Argentina will be among his future destinations.

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