Sunday, January 3, 2010
Gnome Sweet Home
Last night we had dinner up at my parents house (again!) and my mom had set aside an issue of Old House Interiors for us to look at. There was an article in it featuring these mushroom houses in a neighborhood up in Michigan. According to the article, these houses, designed by Earl Young, were all built in a short amount of time from 1928-1929 until the Great Depression hit and that was the end of them. So there are a very limited selection and when I Google Images-searched "mushroom house" this is the one that mostly came up. It was also the one in the big picture introducing the magazine article. Anyway, aren't they ADORABLE?! I don't think I need to state that Martin and I fell in love with them. And while Martin's first reaction was something like "you couldn't pay me to live in Michigan" my mom pointed out that he had married an architect's daughter...
So now all we've been talking about is mushroom houses and living in one of our very own on our farm. Someday.