Nestled just outside Powder Mills Park, in Perinton, N.Y.,  is the Mushroom House. So unique in its design, the town of Perinton designated the site a local landmark in 1989. According to the town, the single-family dwelling was designed for Robert and Marguerite Antell by architect James Johnson. Rather than a typical ranch-style home, the Antells wanted "an exciting adventure in living" in a home that reflected the surroundings in a "free, organic" way. 
Johnson's solution was to model the house after the flowering herb, Queen Anne's Lace. Four elevated concrete pods adjoin a fifth elevated deck to mimic a floral cluster, and textured walls and ceilings repeat the theme within. Large windows and, decidedly few right angles, give residents a connection with their environment unlike any other home in the area. "Every nuance of nature is deeply experienced," the Antells said of their home. 

Despite its unique back-to-nature design and handcrafted details, the listing for the Mushroom House reveals it has all the modern amenities one would look for in a home, including a three-car garage, finished basement, and spa bathtub. While the home was completed in 1970, all the appliances are updated and modern. 

Although the home was designed and built with a very personal touch (Marguerite Antell handmade much of the tile work that is seen in the interior), the house has undergone a number of sales and revisions. According to an HGTV feature on the Mushroom House, Johnson returned in 2001 to design an add-on to the home. The addition features a custom fireplace inset with colored glass art, a kitchen and a stunning mahogany archway. 

In addition to the built-in furnishings and one-of-a-kind details throughout the interior, the Mushroom House also boasts stunning views, an outdoor hot tub, a private stream with stone walkway, and a "meditation pond" and waterfall. 

Priced well above the average for homes in the area, Zillow reports the last sale of the house was for $800,000 in February 2012. Perhaps the housing market is to blame, but the estimated value of the home has since dropped to $697,000 after a 2013 peak at $1.2 million.