Own the Mushroom Home

In upstate New York, nestled high in the trees, sits a strange series of structures–something people have always referred to as the Mushroom House.

The home was built in the 1970s by an architect named James H. Johnson, for a couple who had just purchased the 1.2-acre lot. Reportedly he handed the couple a Coke bottle with three stems of Queen Annes Lace in it, and told them “This is your new home.”

After a few shaky tries at the build–the home was constructed as pods–each of the three pods weighing around 80 tons. The current owners had a new great room built into the side of the hill. It is connected to the home via an underground tunnel lined with fiber-optic lights.

The home has been on the market since 2011–and originally listed for $1.1 million. Today it can be yours for a mere $729,000.

From Mushroomhouse.com
From Mushroomhouse.com

Abigail Bassett

Abigail Bassett is the Executive Editor at CNTRL MEDIA, LLC. She is also a freelance content creator and curator whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher. She teaches at a number of public, private, and corporate venues, around Los Angeles, CA.

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