Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Mushroom House

Mushroom House


One of Horse Pucky's readers, lightly, suggested that Randy, a Horse Pucky fan, build a cave. Lightly's comment was in response to a blog post on Randy's blog, Moody's Notebook titled, "The Next Big Idea". See Moody's Notebook under My Favorite Blogs to the right.

As a result of lightly's response, I became inspired to write a blog post about fancy caves. The fancy cave is the mushroom house in Perinton, NY. The house was built in 1971 by architect James H. Johnson. (Any relation, Randy?) The idea was to combine art with nature for the owners. I've been fascinated with this house ever since it was built because it's so unique in its architectural concept.  

The whimsical  house has five interconnected pods, which include three bedtooms, three baths, and a great room built on the side of a hill for a total of 4,168 square feet. It overlooks  a creek, waterfall and an outdoor hot tub. Last year the mushroom house was for sale for $1,100,000.

This puts a whole new meaning into cave dwelling.

It's also the perfect residence for those of us who are fed a lot of horse pucky and kept in the dark...like a mushroom. 

6 comments:

itsmecissy said...

Wow, I love this! Too bad I'm not rich ...

itsmecissy said...

Wow, this is cool!

lightly said...

nice i like

Pamela Beers. said...

This is when I wish I was rich instead of beautiful. Of course both would be nice.

The Mushroom House is a national landmark. After all these years, I keep missing the home tour of the place. I'd love to go inside.

Randy Johnson said...

I love the mushroom design, but it's not underground enough for a caveman like me. I'm getting a pig and a real estate agent tomorrow, so I can go look for a nice truffle house!

Pamela Beers. said...

Randy, make sure the real estate agent is not the Big Bad Wolf. I know a few of those.