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Mushroom House

Address: 301 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Charlevoix
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Owner description: Earl Young designed this residence to resemble a mushroom.

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Caledonia, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Really cool and worth checking out. My 3 year old son thought it was the coolest thing ever. Well worth doing if you re in the area.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What an adorable collection of little hobbit like homes. I felt like I was in a movie... Have a local show you around the little village ofmhomes

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Tonawanda, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took a bus tour through all the mushroom houses. The houses were amazing to see all the beautiful stone added to the houses stone walkways and stone fences. Then we went to The Castle for a fantastic lunch and a walk around the grounds.

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