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A Fanciful Mushroom House In Bethesda Maryland

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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 Maryland

It 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
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I see why it’s also called a Smurf house looking at the three cartoon-like windows on the wall.

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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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12 Comments

  1. If there were a house like this near by I’d put my brakes on while passing it. Closest I know of around here so far is a Windmill House.

  2. A very unique house indeed. It looks like stucco everywhere. I do like the blue kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing the look inside.

  3. It’s really a very unique home. There are certain features I really like about it, the floors, the rug up the stairs, and I like the kitchen too! You always manage to find the most unique homes! Thanks for sharing this one Sue.

  4. They must have been a really run couple to do that to their house! I love it!

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