Jon and Marnie Isaacs were getting their children ready for school one winter morning when their son, then a second-grader, screamed.“MOM! DAD! MOOSE LIPS!”A moose licking snow off the skylight overhead. It’s a peculiarity of living in an underground house in Alaska.For close to four decades, the Isaacses have lived in what may be one of Anchorage’s more unusual homes, carved into a steep slope in Turnagain. From the street, the Isaacses’ home looks like a green lawn with skylights poking out of the grass, and a subway-like tunnel slanting downhill. In the summer, a red trolley passes the house two times every hour, where tour guides point it out to fascinated visitors.The Isaacses’ memories range from curious moose to enthusiastic tourists at the end...
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Inside the quirky underground house that lies beneath lawn skylights in Anchorage