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Charlevoix, Michigan: Mushroom Houses or Hobbit Homes

The Thatch House, with its drooping roof, is the best-known of Earl Young's quirky domiciles built 100 years ago. A dozen are within a block of it.

302 Park Ave., Charlevoix, MI
On the east side of Park Ave. between Clinton and Grant Sts. Private property; visible from the street.
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Mushroom Houses or Hobbit Homes

Mushroom houses/Hobbit homes were built by Earl Young starting in 1918. There are 26 buildings.

[S, 05/27/2023]

The most famous -- marked with its own nameplate out front -- is The Thatch House. The drooping roof is good for shedding snow.

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