Design & Home

Here’s Your Chance to Buy Bethesda’s "Mushroom House"

It's safe to say no one will forget which house is yours.

Passerby have long slowed to gawk at this amorphous Bethesda home off Western Avenue—which locals have dubbed the “mushroom house,” the “blob house,” and the “hobbit house,” among other inventive nicknames. The 1923 cave-like abode, a late-1960s renovation by futuristic architect Roy Mason, was even spotlighted in Matt Lake‘s 2006 book Weird Maryland. Now, owners Edward and Frances Garfinkle have put the polyurethane foam creation on the market. In addition to the four bedrooms and 3,700 square feet of quirk, the place also offers up a legal one-bedroom rental. Just $1.2 million to make this baby yours, folks.

Take a look inside—full details at Long & Foster.

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