Welcome to #QuirkyOhio, our 2017 blog series highlighting Ohio’s odd, unusual and downright wacky experiences, places and events. Follow along as we profile some of the quirkiest parts of the state!

Located on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio stands a cozy one-bedroom home featuring copper ceilings and a whimsical spiral staircase entrance. Known as the “Mushroom House,” this fairytale creation is shaped like the fungus and stands out amongst the homes in the neighborhood.

The construction for this quirky home began in 1992 by architect and professor Terry Brown with help from his 35 architecture students. It was completed in 2006, and served as Terry’s second home until his passing in 2008.

A variety of materials were used to construct the 1,260 square-foot, one bedroom and one bathroom home, including wood, shells, tiles, metals and glass. Last on the market in 2012, the Mushroom House was listed for $349K.


You can visit this beloved Cincinnati landmark on the corner of Erie and Tarpis Avenue.

Photo source: RoadTrippers.com

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