Built over several years beginning in 1973, the outside profile of this Aspen, Colo., home — as well as the hallucinogens so popular in that era — inspired its nickname, the magic mushroom house.
However, the house's architect, builder and first resident, Andre Ulrych, said he took his design cues from a nautilus shell.
The décor includes rustic wood, moss rock and spider plants in macramé hangers. At the house's very center is a round, sunken living area that the current owners refer to as the "love pit."
Set into the brick wall behind the bar is a stained-glass art piece fronted by a free-form metal sculpture welded by Mr. Ulrych that resembles a pair of wings.
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