Sunday, February 8, 2015
Mushroom House for sale
The "Mushroom House," as it is called by the neighbors, began its existence as an ordinary wood frame single-family house. A rich family and an architect with extremely eccentric taste re-worked it in the mid-70s, using polyurethane foam to create the "organic" contours of the place. Since then it has been an attraction and an example of quirky Americana in conservative Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. I drew this small sketch of the Mushroom House in 2003.
Now the "Mushroom House" is for sale, at only 1.2 million dollars. You could live like a hobbit billionaire in your own cozy, yet spacious grotto.
"Mushroom House" is brown technical pen ink on sketchbook page, 7" x 5", May 3, 2003.