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 a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour yoga teacher.

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