The Mushroom House, by any other name, is still just as striking. So whether you call it the Hobbit House, the Flintstone House, or the Smurf House (as many of the locals do) one thing is certain and it’s that this Bethesda, Maryland home is unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Although originally built in 1923, the house didn’t adapt its legendary exterior until it was remodeled in 1973 by futuristic architect, Roy Mason, who fully realized the Mushroom House’s J.K. Tolkien-esc potential with his one-of-a-kind design. Now, after being fully renovated by the current owner, Brian Vaughn, the 5,500 square foot home is back on the market for $1.5 million.
With six bedrooms, four baths, and an unforgettable architectural style, the quirkiness of the Mushroom House runs throughout the property. The whimsical archways, mushroom-like vaulted ceilings and of course the imaginative roofs, create a fantasy ambiance that assists the Mushroom House in making an impression onto all who see it.