Incredible Mushroom Pod House, Live like Smurf!
The Mushroom House or Pod House is a unique retro-modern property consisting of towering pod rooms designed by architect James H. Johnson. According to Johnson, the original design was inspired by a piece of Queen Anne’s Lace in a coke bottle. The home was built in 1971, is over 4,100 square feet, and has an on-site waterfall. The structure is sited in a moderately-wooded ravine adjacent to Powder Mills Park. The house itself comprises four 80 ton pods which rest on reinforced concrete stems of 14 to 20 feet in height. The sides of each pod’s “cap” are completely windowed. One pod serves as the living and dining area, one as the kitchen, and two as sleeping areas. An additional “half pod” provides an open deck area. [source]