Ready for an Experience? Rent the Famous Mushroom House in Pittsford, NY Today!

by Jamey MortonJune 7, 2018

The World Famous “Mushroom House” Invites You to Take a Trip

Attention all art collectors: now’s your chance to live inside a premier art icon, the famous Mushroom House! Admired by people from all over the world, the Mushroom House is a unique dwelling designed by architect James Johnson, whose design for this unique dwelling was inspired by a stem of Queen Anne’s Lace.

Distinctive, retro-modern, and wildly unforgettable, the Mushroom House is a local treasure and a national oddity. Now, however, is the time to get up close and personal with this strange dwelling, as the property is listed for rent. Searching for a quirky New York home? Read on to learn more about the beloved Mushroom House.

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Experience Nature Through Visiting the Mushroom House

A Pittsford town landmark, the Mushroom House represents this upstate New York town’s claim to fame. Despite the great noise surrounding the singular property, the Mushroom House is set in a peaceful, serene pocket of nature. Adjacent to Powder Mills Park, the Mushroom House is embedded in a lush, natural environment with streams and waterfalls nearby.

As you approach the home, you’ll find multiple hobbit-like structures built into the hillsides and lumbering among the treetops. While the smooth white orbs against the natural backdrop are eye-catching, just wait until you step inside this unique estate.

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Step Inside the Magical Mushroom Home

The mahogany entry doors, designed by a famous artist, open to a beautiful entryway adorned by a one-of-a-kind porcelain light fixture. Here, you’re launched into a labyrinth that leads you through the home.

As you make your way to the kitchen, admire mahogany details, handcrafted tile floors, and newly updated appliances. From the kitchen, you can step into the neighboring family room that boasts unique artistic ceilings, a gas fireplace, and other hidden details.

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Then, continue on into the guest suite pod. Here, guests can relax in a two-bedroom suite that offers 180-degree views of the scenery, custom wood details, and artist-made furniture. Or if you prefer to use this space as a master bedroom, we don’t blame you. The unique suite is the perfect retreat, complete with breathtaking views, built-in furniture, and a jacuzzi-filled bathroom with artistic tile work.

Other things we love about the home? A spacious patio with 360-degree views of the neighboring Power Mills Park, a tunnel filled with tile patterns that pay homage to Antoni Gaudi’s work, and a spa area complete with more art and an outdoor gas fireplace.

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Are You Ready to Call the Mushroom House Home?

So how much does it cost to rent your own mushroom haven? This mint condition property is currently on the market for $6,900 a month. Rent includes all utilities — electric, heat, water, trash, and maintenance — and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in a home that’s been featured all around the world. Worth the splurge?

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About The Author
Jamey Morton
Jamey has been a writer since he discovered science fiction and fantasy in the fourth grade. His early love for all things strange and mysterious has translated into a passion for writing about haunted mansions and other intriguing topics related to real estate and homeownership. Jamey loves nothing more than finding a medieval castle in the middle of New Jersey or a chalet on the coast of Florida. When not researching otherworldly real estate, Jamey can be found writing his series of outer space horror novels in his home in Seattle.