Buy the Mushroom House and Never Be Bored With Your Home Again
Houses with flat walls and foundations that sit on the ground just feel so ordinary sometimes, amiright? If you’re a little tired of your ho-hum accommodations, you’ll love today’s Cool House. Known as the Mushroom House, it’s a local landmark in Pittsford, N.Y. – and you can own it for under $1 million.
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Though locals refer to the residence as the Mushroom House, architect James Johnson was actually inspired by a wildflower called Queen Anne’s Lace when designing the home. The house is made up of five interconnected pods, each measuring 30 feet in diameter and perched at the top of a “stem.” Eighty tons of concrete were used to construct the pods.
Work from various artists is showcased throughout the entire home, including 9,000 hand-fired ceramic tiles by original homeowner Marguerite Antell, hand-crafted mahogany doors by Wendell Castle, and a massive mushroom stem by Adam Chesis.
Two pods serve as sleeping areas, the center pod contains the kitchen and sitting area, and a fourth is a living and dining area with a fireplace. In 2001, a cave-like underground addition – also designed by Johnson – was added to the home. You’ve got to see it all for yourself; click the gallery above to take a photo tour.
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About the House
- Location: Pittsford, N.Y.
- Listed By: Richard Testa of Hunt Real Estate ERA
- Price: $995,000