CUDAHY — Some individuals beautify their household for Christmas. Other folks adorn for Halloween. Rick Serocki decorates his Cudahy household for each day.

“I take pleasure in it. Usually appreciated art in faculty, all the other topics I was not far too ridiculous about,” Serocki reported.

He is the happy proprietor of the ‘Cadillac House’ on 4531 S. Lake Dr. in Cudahy. Serocki takes garden artwork to the excessive. He has dozens of large statues in his entrance and yard. Some of them he ordered and other folks he welded himself. He has dinosaurs, a Chili’s chili pepper, aged tractors, metal figures using bikes, the McDonalds Hamburgler, KFC’s Colonel Sanders, a Big Boy statue, and of training course the namesake of the dwelling, a 1955 Cadillac that looks like it is staying melted into the floor.


James Groh

Cudahy ‘Cadillac House’

He does it for enjoyable. There just isn’t considerably more of a purpose. It delivers him joy, and he is glad it tends to make others happy way too.

“I by no means seemed at the worth. I just appreciate shopping for it and acquiring people today appear by smiling and taking images,” he mentioned.

He started off decorating the exterior of his property in 1985 with 1 somewhat little hitching publish. Pretty much 40 a long time afterwards, he displays no indications of slowing down.

“I’ll buy a thing, and I feel I like this improved than what is in the lawn, and then I’ll market the other item and bring the other one in.”


James Groh

Cudahy ‘Cadillac House’

For Serocki, it’s constantly a do the job in progress. It truly is just one purpose he constantly queries on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace for new objects. Most of the statues he buys are within just driving distance.

He is also a self-taught welder. He enjoys getting factors that some could take into consideration scrap metal, and turning them into a little something attractive like a multipleong snake in his front lawn.

“It truly is a snake manufactured out of bowling balls, and head is a gas tank from a bike, and then the base finish of his mouth is a shovel, and then some curved parts of steel for his fangs.”


James Groh

Cudahy ‘Cadillac House’

You may possibly believe that a home with this several outdated statues and scrap-metal art might glance a minimal outrageous. But in actuality, Serocki keeps his home in great form. There is a lot of strolling area in between statues. Flowers insert a dazzling burst of shade all through his two yards. As well as, Serocki keeps all of his statues in idea-best condition by repainting them and clearing cobwebs.

Thanks to this property art, he has achieved individuals from England, Australia, and all above the world. As to the long term of it all, Serocki will go on acquiring and making new items of art. Nevertheless, the for a longer time time period ideas for when he is absent are a little considerably less apparent.

“I’m hoping someone takes above and retains rolling with it, but who is familiar with.”

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