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    Default Mushroom House goes on sale for $1.1 million

    It looks like a home straight out of Smurf land with its curious mushroom-like pods.
    That wasn't the original intention - architect James H. Johnson designed a home inspired by the stems of Queen Anne’s lace.
    But the dwelling in Perinton, New York, ended up earning the nickname the 'Mushroom House.'

    Smurfing unusal: The Mushroom House, pictured here at night, is on the market for $1.1million



    The property is a series of five interconnected pods situated on a hill at the tree line, again just like the homes in the original Smurfs series.
    There are two pods that are sleeping areas, a centre pod with a kitchen and sitting room, a fourth with a living and dining area with a fireplace and a fifth that is a deck.
    Each pod rests on a concrete and steel stem, the New York Daily News reports.

    Striking: The living room and dining in the house which was designed by architect James H. Johnson in the style of art meets nature

    'Living in art': Listing agent Rick Testa was bowled over the unique features of the house

    The pods are 30 feet in diameter and weigh 80 tons.
    The home has more than 4,000 square feet of living space.
    It was built in Perinton, a suburb of Rochester, in 1971, and became a town landmark in 1989.
    While the home is unusual, what makes it more like a piece of art are contributions by several artists, including 9,000 ceramic tiles that cover the inside of the home, which were all hand-fired by previous owner Marguerite Antell.
    Among the trees: The property is in a suburb of Rochester in upstate New York

    Now, as the nation is poised to go Smurf crazy with the release on Friday of The Smurfs 3D movie, the property could be yours for $1.1 million.
    The listing agent, Rick Testa, told Zillow.com that the current owners plan to donate $100,000 from the sale to Habitat for Humanity, and that he will donate $1,000.
    The owners hired the original architect to build a great-room addition that is reached from the main pod through an underground walkway.
    It overlooks a creek, waterfall and outdoor hot tub.
    Mr Testa said: 'It’s like you’re living in art.
    'In both daylight and evening it [the home] takes on different feelings. It really is a unique house.'













    Read more: James H. Johnson $1.1m Mushroom House is simply Smurftastic | Mail Online
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    Love the outside shot, especially at night, but overall it's hideous.
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    I kinda think it's cool, in a very strange way.
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    The interior looks like some cheesy hotel.
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    Ugly. Absolutely Fugly. I'm getting flashbacks to the old Smurf Village at Carowinds.
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    I love it!

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    The novelty would wear off in 3 seconds. It's hideous. They could have done so many cool things with it. Instead it looks like a poorly done theme restaurant.

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    It is kinda cool, but really ugly like a bad theme hotel.
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    eewwwww how could you look at that everyday?
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    All the different textures on the inside walls freak me out.

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    it's fug but fun. they should get rid of the fugly furniture, run with the retro-futuristic-botanical theme and re-furnish accordingly, and re-open as a funky little boutique hotel.
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    Fuck no. You'd have to pay me $1.1m to take it off your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSlice View Post
    Ugly. Absolutely Fugly. I'm getting flashbacks to the old Smurf Village at Carowinds.

    I remember the Smurf Village there!! It is reminiscent of that!



    That house gives me the creeps, but I do love that tub. I love the little built-in step and the way the tile has been inlaid so it looks like the tub vomited it up. ha!

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    The outside looks awesome. The inside, not so much.

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