We finally drove past and spotted the infamous mushroom house New Years day.
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Wednesday, January 07, 2009
This thing is quite odd. I've been past it a couple of times and always have to give it a double-take.
I live right by there and see it almost everyday. I love having something that over-the-top nestled in with the police station and all those conservative Hyde Park houses.
I just don't get that house. It's sooo ugly. I think it's the way it's shingled. It freaked me out the first time I saw it. Would love to know the story behind it.
Here's a link with some info and more pics. http://www.agilitynut.com/h/treehouse.html
All the pictures you can find are of the outside. I can drive by the house anytime.I want to see the INSIDE of the house. They should have tours or something.-JTM
A television program on 'strange' architecture featured this house & toured it.
At some point in the last 1-2 years, the house was listed for sale. Can't recall exactly, but I think the list price was pretty high ($700-800K ?), especially considering it only has one bedroom. (Based on HC Auditor site, doesn't look like it sold.) The listing included photos of the inside - and it was as strange as the outside.
That house sold for about $400k from what I heard. I just moved to Ohio a couple months ago, and just discovered this house while researching the state.I am going to see it this weekend. -R
Here is a slide show of the interior... http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2012/05/09/slideshow-heres-a-look-inside.html?s=image_gallery Architect, Terry Brown's obit article: http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/080811brown.asp