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The Sucher house

 

    “THE SUCHER HOUSE”

The beautiful Sucher House….located in one of the most fabulous locations of all the Mushroom Houses……. atop a hill overlooking beautiful lake Michigan.  Its also I would have to say, one of the most expensive of all the Mushroom houses simply because…

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“BOULDERDASH”…. or the actual “Mushroom House”

“Boulderdash” or the actual “Mushroom House”

I cannot tell you how many times I get asked during our 45 min. tour of why on earth all these houses are called “Mushroom Houses?!”  When the tour starts out and for most of the first half, they simply look like…

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Earl Young Half-House

Earl Young Half-House

The Half-House is one of the most beloved “Mushroom Houses” and one of the most recognizable.  Its beauty and intrigue has garnered it numerous awards for color placement of the stones, style and structure.  This house to me….represents everything Earl Young was trying to portray in his work…

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Behind Every Good Man is a Great Woman

 

This is the Story of Irene Harsha

“Behind every good man is a great woman” so quotes the bible in not so many words.  That couldn’t be more true in the case of Earl Young’s life and career.  Not to say that Earl Young wasn’t an absolute creative genius, but…

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Thatched Roof House

THATCHED ROOF HOUSE 2017

The Thatched Roof House

I will be blogging about each one of Earl Young’s houses separately as each one is so unique and so interesting!  If you need a background on the architect Earl Young…please visit my previous post aptly named “The Evolution of Earl…

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The Evolution of Earl Young

Meet Herman Munster’s long lost brother, Earl Young.

Everything Earl Young

Earl Young has arguably become one of the most influential and beloved characters in the little town of Charlevoix, Michigan.  One would have never known the significance of  having the “Mushroom Houses” would become in the…

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BOOK YOUR TOURS NOW!!!

Trip Advisor named us the #1 site to see in our area!! Tours are filling up fast so the BEST way to ensure you get the date and time you want….go to our online booking system by clicking the “Book Now” icon at the top. You can also text (next best option) or call…

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GEM CAR TOURS START EARLY THIS YEAR

WE COULDN’T WAIT ANY LONGER!! “GiGi” is finally out of Storage With a newly purchased house and a year round home base for the tours, a.k.a elements gallery, we decided to wait no longer and get these GEM car tours going!! Dress warm enough and this will be one of the most fun…

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BOOK YOUR TOURS NOW!!!

Trip Advisor named us the #1 site to see in our area!!   See what the fuss is about….its easier than ever with our newly installed booking system!!   The “Mushroom Houses” of Charlevoix are 28 of the most interesting and fascinating stone structures ever built in the United States and…they are only here in good ole’…

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GEM CAR TOURS AND WALKING TOURS ARE GOING STRONG!!

Even though its still considered winter….we can still have fun!!   With Spring fast approaching…these little glimpses of 50 degrees and above have proven that we can do tours year-round!! Unbelievably, we had a stretch of in-climate weather that made everyone get a dose of early spring fever!!  So much in fact…I was able to…

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