The Mushroom House house in New York state

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This house, or grouping of pods, strikes me more as a bunch of toadstools rather than mushrooms. Not to get too technical, but I think of mushrooms as short, squat, fat little things. And we have featured plenty of short, squat mushroom houses here at House Crazy (see here, here and here).

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But the delicate pod house near Pittsford, New York seems a bit more toadstool-in-fairy-land-ish – don’t you think?

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Come on in…

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Referred to as the “Mushroom House”, architect James Johnson fashioned this unique dwelling after a stem of Queen Anne’s Lace.

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I’m nothing of a botanist but… isn’t a mushroom a totally different creature than Queen Anne’s Lace?

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The “Mushroom House” was built in 1971 and sold most recently in February 2012 for $799,900.

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This sculptural abode has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 3,324 square feet.

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In the year 2001 the original architect designed a new great room addition that included a gas fireplace and hot tub.

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The funkiness continues in the bathrooms…

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The pods are actually situated next to a small stream and waterfall:

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I LOVE this place!

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For more details on the Mushroom House/Toadstool/Sprig of Queen Anne’s Lace Thing, see here and here.

What’s your take —

Would you ever live in a unique house like this?

 

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