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Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix

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

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Some interesting architecture from a creative mind

Decided to check this out since we were in the area, and had read about it on TripAdvisor It was interesting seeing some different architecture, and these were kind of cool to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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London, ON
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London, ON
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Decided to check this out since we were in the area, and had read about it on TripAdvisor It was interesting seeing some different architecture, and these were kind of cool to look at. It doesn't require a lot of time, so if you in the area it is worth taking a minute or two to stop in and take... More 

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Frankenmuth, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The architecture of mushroom houses is unique. The setting by the water is nice. Other buildings such as the Weathervane restaurant were designed by the same architect.

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Wyoming, Michigan, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The houses are awesome ! Very interesting I thought about the big bad wolf & there is no way he could blow those brick houses down!

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Oskaloosa, IA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stop by the visitors bureau to pick up a map of the location of the houses. A walk around town will allow you to see most of them. Most of them were pretty cool to look at.

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Canada
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285 reviews 285 reviews
242 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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414 reviews 414 reviews
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139 helpful votes 139 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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