A Fanciful Mushroom House In Bethesda Maryland

See Inside The Mushroom House

This unusual house in Bethesda, Maryland is called The Mushroom House. It was for sale and sold this year to someone who appreciates its fancifulness. Bethesda Magazine said locals also call it The Flintstone House, Smurf House, and Hobbit House.

The owners had their house transformed by architect Roy Mason back in the 1960s when they were young. The Mushroom House gets its odd shape from a polyurethane foam coating. As featured in Bethesda Magazine in 2013, The Garfinkles were “misled” into thinking it was an inexpensive way to remodel. The design ended up “almost ruining them financially.”  Now in his 70s, Ed Garfinkle reflects it was “probably kind of dumb.”

Inside are 30-foot ceilings, curves, and skylights letting in a lot of light. The house is bigger than it looks with 3600 square feet including a one bedroom apartment.

The Mushroom House in Bethesda MarylandIt is one odd-looking extreme home. Get a cup of your favorite drink and prepare to be surprised.

Entrance The "Mushroom" House in Maryland

Inside Extreme Home The Mushroom House or aka Flintstone House, Smurf House

The "Mushroom" House in Bethesda Maryland

"Mushroom" House

Inside The Mushroom House are soaring 30 foot ceilings

Modern kitchen inside the extrme Mushroom House in Maryland

Modern kitchen inside the extrme Mushroom House in Maryland 2I see why it’s also called a Smurf house looking at the three cartoon-like windows on the wall.

Mushroom House

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The "Mushroom" or Flintstones House in Maryland

Inside Extreme Home The Mushroom House or aka Flintstone House, Smurf House

Extreme home in Bethesda Maryland gets its odd shape from a polyurethane foam coating

Fanciful Mushroom House in Maryland

Now off the market, this Flintstones type house in Maryland recently sold. The exterior gets its odd shape from polyurethane foam coating.It sold for lower than the asking price and I’m impressed the house found new buyers. See more photos on Curbed.

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