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Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Mushroom House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The Mushroom House, Cincinnati, OH, USA
The "Mushroom House" is located in the Hyde Park section of Cincinnati, Ohio. On the corner of Erie Ave and Tarpis Ave the "Mushroom House", or "Tree House" as it is also known, was the creation of the late Terry Brown [1955-2008]. A professor of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati Brown created the building with the help of university students during the period 1992 to 2006. The home is constructed using a wide variety of materials including ...


3331 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

39°8'28.08"N 84°25'25.32"W

... wood, shells, tiles, metals and glass and it magnificently showcases Brown's uniqueness and eccentricity.

Late in his career Brown also taught at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He died in a tragic car wreck in 2008 in Rosebud, TX. Though Brown is gone his legacy lives on; not only through his many pupils but also through the weird and very unusual home that is now a prominent Cincinnati landmark and is likely to remain so for a long time to come.

The architect Leslie Clark who both studied with and worked for Brown summed up the man's architectural ideology this way:

“Terry believed it was an architect’s responsibility to invent solutions for clients that they didn’t know were possible, to transform their ideas of what a house could be. Somehow, he made it seem simple to embody the movement of music and nature within a built environment."

Many thanks to The Rocketeer for allowing us to display his excellent set of images of this architectural curiosity.

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1 comment:

  1. never saw this house til today had to do a complete turn around to get pics which i posted on facebook lol....would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see the inside