How much would you pay for Cincinnati's Mushroom House? #Homes & Tours#real estate#stained glass#weird houses May 10 | Cat Rocketship Photo courtesy Zillow Blog I'm so glad to identify this house! It's popped up over and over in my Flickr explorations, but never with a good backstory. I'm pretty sure one Flickr user even had it labeled as being in Taiwan! I've finally got some information on this woodsy fairy-lookin' house. In 1998, architect Terry Brown set out to build his most artful designs into his new house in Ohio. It's full of pounded-metal floors, irregular stained glass windows, and weaving, winding, brightly painted paths and handrails. Sadly, Brown died in 2008, just ten years after starting his house and only a few years after moving in. But if you're offbeat house shopping, the house went on the market last month, asking $350,000. I think this house is a good candidate for a lowball bid… ᔥ Zillow Blog Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Fill a foyer with plants NEXT Some people think putting your kid on Facebook might be bad for your job prospects Show/Hide comments [ 21 ] Hey, I live near there! I love how Google maps actually has it show up as "Mushroom House" on the map. 🙂 It would be a pretty darn cool place to have a business. Reply Oh God, it's so close to me, too. ;___; I love you, strange house. Reply wait, wait, wait, wait, wait – you live near me?? I WANT FRIENDS IN THIS CITY! (sorry, a little desperate here…) Whatever happened to the whole meetup setup thing? I will have to check the archives… (But seriously, Dootsie, you live near Cincinnati?) Reply WELLLLLLL I'm actually in Central Kentucky. So it's like, an hour from me. Reply Ooooh! I seriously had the same thought! I live so close to this house. (Also, on the dog toy post, I saw a comment about Pet People and went, hm, that's a local-ish chain…) Friends please?? Reply AUGH!!! I have 2 sets of friends house shopping in Cincy RIGHT NOW!!!! *scurries off to forward listing to friends* Reply I've been lusting after the Mushroom House for a long time. If I had the money I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Reply I also live near there! AND we're house shopping…but I think that's a little out of our range, lowball bid or not. I'm interested to see who buys it and see if they do anything to enhance it further (although it's awesome already!). As a side note my husband just told me he got invited in off the street by Mr. Brown to tour it once, and it was "amazing." Reply How funny! I used to see this house all the time when I'd head over to Coffee Emporium for some chaider (chai spices in hot cider, YUM), and wonder what it looked like on the inside. It's in the East Hyde Park neighborhood. Reply I live no where near it, but what a neat idea to use corrugated, transparent plastic as a room divider… Reply I live close by too and I love the Mushroom House! I hope it gets a loving new owner. Reply Okay. Cincy people, since I just discovered you exist! Email me pretty please and can we all find new friends? jacqueline.reuwer (at) gmail (dot) com And Cat, sorry for the hijack…but if I make new friends, can I be slightly less sorry? Reply EMAIL'D. Thanks, Cat, for letting us make friends. 😀 Reply Forgive me for being naive… but the title says Cincinnati, but the body of the post says Ohio, aren't those two different States?…. I'm from Canada, so maybe my knowledge of American geography is a little rusty? Reply Clarification. Cincinnati is a city in Ohio. For example, I'm from Ohio but would be in Canton when I am home which is a good 4 or 5 hour drive from Cincinnati, but still in the same state. Reply Cincinnati only THINKS it's a state. Ooh, burn. :p Reply It WISHES it were a state! I know nothing about Cinci to say one way or the other, though. 🙂 Reply http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Cincinnati 😉 Reply GAH I love this house. And I lovelove when Ohio's cool stuff comes up on cool blogs like Offbeat Home… but then I am rather defensive about my home state. Reply I had the delight of fabricating a number of the stained glass pieces for Terry Brown, he called this place Wahopi. Reply unfortunately, the house is a block or three away from a police station. noises, and what not… and the street is a little busy. But every time i drive by it, an urge of unbearable need creeps into my heart. 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