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Mushroom House

Address: 301 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Charlevoix
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Earl Young designed this residence to resemble a mushroom.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Earl Young designed this residence to resemble a mushroom.

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Fort Worth, TX
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387 reviews 387 reviews
115 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Fun place to visit, see the architecture and ponder...several different homes, and once in a while, you'll see one on the market!!!

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Bay City, Michigan
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364 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This home by Earl Young is awesome! There are several within a 3 block area of this home, some you can occasionally tour, others you can view only as a drive-by. All have exceptional architectural interest, whether you like stone homes or not. The historical aspect is extremely interesting, so be sure and pick up a guide with the Chamber... More 

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Bay Harbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our builder did a remodel / restoration of this home, so prior to our contract he took us through this house, among others, to see his work. It was interesting for that specific purpose. However, unless one is mad for thatched roofing it would be incomprehensible to consider this an "attraction." But that's just me.

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Caledonia, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Ok, so you are not a Smirf. Come to West Michigan and go up to Charlevoix for an interesting and fun street tour of privately owned houses. Developer and architect Earl Young was behind the houses and their quaint and unusual design in the lakeshore community of Charlevoix. If you can, stop at the Chamber of Commerce and get a... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was fun trying to find them all and once you did all we could do was stare and shake our heads that someone could have come up with their really cool designs. Would've loved to go inside one of them but didn't know where to go to find out. People live in them & it would've felt really weird... More 

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algonquin il
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

People we met in Northpot told us to look for these home. Some were right outside of the Edgewater Inn. We looked but couldn't find others.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visiting the area for a wedding and during free time we thought we'd take in one of the local points of interest. These home are beautiful and unique. Did I get the feeling of being in the shire, no. Being a big Hobbit fan maybe I was expecting more after reading previous reviews. If you have few minutes is worth... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We drove ourselves by the houses. Unfortunately, they were tearing the roof off one of the houses and gutting the inside from what it looked like. Still, they are amazing houses.

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Detroit
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178 reviews 178 reviews
44 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Firstly we dined at the Weathervane, one of many in the collection of MUSHROOM houses. This gives one the idea of the interior of these now private homes. The heavy stone and low ceilings take you back to a famous HOBBIT novel! It is amazing to see the neighborhood and how these structures hug the hills and incorporate modern needs... More 

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped by the historical society first and got a map of these homes. There were 2 areas in the villiage to see them easily. We walked around one block and drove through the other area. Very interesting from an artistic or architectural view.

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