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Address: 301 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI
Description: Earl Young designed this residence to resemble a mushroom.

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Hobbit kind of dwellings!!!

We discovered about architect Earl Young’s fairytale stone cottages online and that motivated us to visit Charlevoix in Northern Michigan. We wanted to see every single house he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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230 reviews 230 reviews
191 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We discovered about architect Earl Young’s fairytale stone cottages online and that motivated us to visit Charlevoix in Northern Michigan. We wanted to see every single house he had built and we sure succeeded, thanks to the Charlevoix Chamber, located at Mason St, Charlevoix. They gave us a map with all the houses built by Earl Young. All for free!... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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119 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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
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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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181 reviews 181 reviews
45 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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