Mushroom House in New York

This very special mushroom house created by James H. Johnson is listed for 1.1 million. Maybe Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach will bite.

James H. Johnson built this house in 1971 and p0atterned it after the umbels of Queen’s Anne’s Lace. It is located in Perinton, a suburb of Rochester, New York. It became a town landmark in 1989. The house features ample living space at 4,000 square feet and has been featured on various television and media outlets.

It sits on 1.2 acres of land and looks like something out of The Smurfs. There are five interconnected mushroom tops or pods. The house itself is located on a hill at the tree line. The column holding up each pod is made of reinforced concrete; they range from 14 to 20 feet in height. Each pod is completely windowed and one “half pod” has an open deck.

The interior of the house has five rooms, a master bedroom suite, family room furnished with a fountain, guest suite, patio and an underground three-car garage. Each mushroom is 30-feet in width and weighs 80 tons.

Of course the house comes with all the usual amenities; laundry, air conditioning, dishwasher, refrigerator, fire place, etc. But what makes this house truly unique is its design. It is one of a kind; a work of art.

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