It’s Pure Michigan! You Can Own a Whimsical Charlevoix Mushroom House
One look at the fairytale style and you'll be humming "Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho". One of the most "must-see" homes in northern Michigan is on the market, and let's face it, it's probably one of the most unique. Yes, one of the legendary Mushroom Homes is for sale.
Anyone that has ever been to Charlevoix, Michigan has probably seen the series of unique whimsical Hobbit-like cottages built along Park Avenue in front of Michigan Beach Park. The whimsical homes were the creative designs of the famous builder/architect Earl Young.
The Michigan native made his mark throughout Charlevoix with his style of having his door, window, roof, and fireplace design distinction because of his use of curved lines. The Mushroom Homes are one of his most infamous by far, and now one can actually be yours.
The home knowns as The Thatch House has been listed for $4,500,000. The home was Young's first home built in 1918. Although it was an original Young home, the current owner reimagined and redesigned the home to resemble that storybook vibe that Young created later in his years.
The owner spared no expense in honoring the creation by bringing in specialized timberwork, carefully erected with every beam layer, which is unique and bold. The flowing roof is crafted from the finest natural thatch hand-reaped in Europe and shipped to the United States according to the listing.
The charming home has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms throughout the 6000-square-foot enchanting cottage. Timeless landscaping and beautiful views make the setting storybook perfect. Inside the main house, you'll also find a media room, a unique wine cellar, a private patio, two original fireplaces, plus a third fireplace in the second-floor family room, and in-floor heating throughout for those cold Michigan nights.
Easily one of the most recognizable homes in the area, if not the state, this little slice of all the things fairytales are made of can be yours. Take a look inside below.
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