One look at the fairytale style and you'll be humming "Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho". One of the most "must-see" homes in northern Michigan is on the market; let's face it, it's probably one of the most unique. Yes, one of the legendary Mushroom Homes is for sale.

Anyone who has ever been to Charlevoix, Michigan has probably seen the series of unique whimsical Hobbit-like cottages built along Park Avenue in front of Michigan Beach Park. The whimsical homes were the creative designs of the famous builder/architect Earl Young. 

The Michigan native made his mark throughout Charlevoix with his style of having his door, window, roof, and fireplace design distinction because of his use of curved lines. The Mushroom Homes are one of his most infamous by far, and now one can actually be yours.

The home known as The Thatch House has been listed for $2,800,000. The home was Young's first home built in 1918. Although it was an original Young home, the current owner reimagined and redesigned the home to resemble that storybook vibe that Young created later in his years.

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The owner spared no expense in honoring the creation by bringing in specialized timberwork, carefully erected with every beam layer, which is unique and bold. The flowing roof is crafted from the finest natural thatch hand-reaped in Europe and shipped to the United States according to the listing. 

The charming home has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms throughout the 6000-square-foot enchanting cottage. Timeless landscaping and beautiful views make the setting storybook perfect. Inside the main house, you'll also find a media room, a unique wine cellar, a private patio, two original fireplaces, a third fireplace in the second-floor family room, and in-floor heating throughout for those cold Michigan nights.

Easily one of the most recognizable homes in the area, if not the state, this little slice of all the things fairytales are made of can be yours. Take a look inside below.

Pure Michigan! Inside This $2.8M Iconic Charlevoix Mushroom House

If you head to Charlevoix, Michigan you will surely see the unique row of 4 Mushroom Homes situated on Park Avenue. The homes are the creation of artist design by Michigan-born builder/ architect Earl Young, the homes have become a bit of a tourist destination. Always something to marvel at with their storybook, Hobbit cottage-like appearance, the homes have become legendary, and now one can become yours. The Thatch House is now for sale for $2,800,000 and offers 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 6000 square feet of whimsical living space. Take a look inside what can be your very own fairytale home
Contact William Winslow at Coldwell Banker Schmidt- Harbor Springs 231-526-1100 for a tour.

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Inside the Spectacular $18M Walloon Lake Retreat in Petoskey

Consider it all Pure Michigan is the form of a home. This spectacular home situated on the iconic Walloon Lake is currently on the market for $18M making it the most expensive home for sale in the state. Although it shares those bragging rights with a rustic Alpena lodge, there is nothing rustic about this 14,000+ square foot home.

From the massive master suite with a drool-worthy closet to the lower level entertainment area with indoor golf, gym, gaming area, and bunk room/ theater room, the home has everything you can dream of. There is even a guest suite with its own kitchen area and private entrance. The outside is just as mesmerizing with a lakeside gazebo, manicured grounds, and a boat house for 2 nautical toys. Round it all out with a garage with space for 4 cars with its automatic lift and heated driveway.

Take a look inside!

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