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Guess the Architecture for 10/10/2017

Posted October 10, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this week’s building? Care to take a guess?

This week's building was suggested by BestInShow after one of our colleagues brought it to her attention. Thank you for the submission!

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10/10/2017 3:13 PM

Hmmm,, looks familiar....

Looks very mushroomy....

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10/11/2017 5:56 AM

You mean like ...... not mush room inside....

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10/11/2017 10:40 AM

GA.

I grew up five minutes from this house and drove by it frequently. It's actually for rent right now, and Zillow has interior pics. The living quarters are probably stranger than the exterior, IMO.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/142-Park-Rd-Pittsford-NY-14534/31022966_zpid/

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10/11/2017 7:01 AM

Mushrooms are expensive! That house sold in 2012 for $800,000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushroom_House

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10/11/2017 1:48 PM

Nah, have never seen it! We have something marginally like it made of steel, but resembling some prehistoric creature out at Lake Ransom, TX., on concept and built by a Texas Tech University professor that sadly died or went broke before the completion, along with several other animal shapes in the general area. Another took up his work, and completed it, as I last remember seeing it complete, and occupied.

This mushroom home or pod home - - are there wee blue people living in it? Smurfs, I believe they call their race.

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10/11/2017 5:22 PM

That house really reminds me of something.... If I could only remember what it was....

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10/12/2017 8:38 AM

I know.

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10/16/2017 11:31 AM

As SolarEagle guessed and Hannes and JPool confirmed, last week’s building was the Mushroom House — and to think I’d expected another picture of fungi from truth is not a compromise. While the house has gained the moniker “The Mushroom House,” the design was actually modeled after Queen Anne’s Lace. The architect, one James Johnson — according to Zillow, Wikipedia disagrees — designed the house for “attorney-artist couple Robert and Marguerite Antell, between 1970 and 1972.”

The residence has also been referred to as the “Pod House” for its four 80-ton pods, each of which “rest[s] on reinforced concrete stems of 14 to 20 feet in height” and “fan[s] out from three feet in diameter where they connect to the pods and five feet at the base.”

Image sources: Zillow, MDC Discover Nature

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