I recently made a trip to Bethesda, Maryland for business reasons (which I can’t really go into right now). Once my obligation ended for the day, I decided to spend my free time doing something fun that was located in the area. I consulted the Roadside America website and I found this incredibly unique home that’s really amazing to behold in person.

This home is located in a very upscale neighborhood in Bethesda. You find yourself going down a street that’s full of large expensive looking homes that are of the kind that you’d normally find in an upscale neighborhood. But then you come across this.

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It’s a house that looks like it would be more appropriate for a village in Middle Earth from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels than in an upscale Washington, DC area suburban neighborhood like Bethesda.

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The locals call it the Mushroom House, which is appropriate considering the fact that the roof bares a vague resemblance to the top of a mushroom.

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The entrance way is very cavernous.

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I half expect Bilbo Baggins to emerge from behind that door in the next photo.

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The walkway leading to the front door is actually a wooden boardwalk.

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This is the most decorative power meter that I’ve ever seen.

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The front door area is so imaginative and whimsical.

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Everywhere you look there seems to be little surprises, such as what I found in a corner of this walkway.

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I found myself wishing that I could see the inside of that place but it’s a private home and I don’t know the owner. So I did the next best thing and did an online search. I found that this house was sold to a new owner just a few months ago but Zillow.com still has the interior photos of the place posted online. It looks just as amazing on the inside as on the outside. Imagine living in a home that looks like it came straight from an illustration that accompany a fairy tale. Better yet, imagine being a child growing up in such a house like that.

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