This room is the main floor master suite of The Thatch House on Park Avenue, a home in the Earl Young Legacy of famous stone homes. We are 1 block from the water, 2 blocks from downtown shopping, dining, and events, and 4 miles from Castle Farms for those attending weddings in town. Reserving one bedroom in The Thatch House is ONLY AVAILABLE AS A LAST MINUTE BOOKING. Check one week before your desired date for availability.
This Charlevoix Mushroom House, known as The Thatch House, rose from the original stone walls set by Earl Young. Originally built as his first home in 1918, the original house did not encompass Young's developing unique hobbit-home style, but today, in a dramatic re-imagining, The Thatch House exemplifies the storybook magic of the Earl Young mushroom houses. The Earl Young Master Suite suites him, as it overlooks the Lighthouse at Lake Michigan Beach.
The new "mushroom house design", conceived on a napkin by the new owner, took nearly 2 years to finalize. Specialized timber work, beautifully erected with every beam layer, is unique and bold. The beautiful flowing roof is crafted from the finest natural thatch hand-reaped in Europe and shipped to the USA. During one of the coldest winters, a master thatcher painstakingly worked under daunting conditions, so that symbolically the new creation was ready to greet the new spring with new life.
As a surprised observer said, "Wow, that home looks like a giant mushroom!"
Mission accomplished. A luxurious Charlevoix Mushroom House to host family retreats, wedding parties, and events of all kinds. We look forward to helping you plan your Mushroom House Experience.
Zugang für Gäste
When renting the Earl Young Master Suite you have rented the entire main floor. This includes 2 fireplaces, a TV with Netflix and Sling TV, WiFi, a family open concept kitchen complete with cooking utensils and spices. We also have a gorgeous family dining room. We do not serve meals, but you are welcome to cook or we have wonderful restaurants we could have brought to you for meals. We'd love to make your stay storybook like... let us know!
Interaktion mit Gästen
We have a full time Property Manager available for problem resolution and information.
Weitere wichtige Infos
This is a famous house. You will feel like a celebrity as the passers by stop to wonder what the roof is, how it's made, and take pictures to prove they saw it! We do have privacy shades throughout, so that you don't feel put on display. Celebrities enjoy privacy! It's a historical house, with a magical feel... We love the attention it brings our beautiful Charlevoix!
Renting one bedroom in The Thatch House is only available as a last minute booking, one week before your desired reservation date. This is for two people only. Additional guests will require contacting the Booking Manager for a billing adjustment.
My "Charlevoix Mushroom House ensemble" consists of four distinct homes, all "touched" by Earl Young. Earl Young was the famous eccentric builder/architect who lined the Park Avenue stretch in front of Michigan Beach Park with his wonderful creations.
I called the main house "The Thatch House", after I completely reimagined the original Arts-and-Crafts style and designed its new mushroom-style thatch roof. The carriage house, which is located directly behind the main house, I named "The Chalet". It shares the thatch roof of the main house—otherwise it's separate, with its own private entrances. Inspired, I also bought "Applecore Cottage" (8003 Mt McSauba Rd), a "Charlevoix Mushroom House" designed and built by Earl Young's daughter Virginia. "The cottage" (305 Clinton St), which shares the grounds with The Thatch House, completes my collection.
Enjoy your stay,