Earl Young Homes

Such interesting looking buildings! Stop by the Charlevoix Visitors Bureau ( https://www.visitcharlevoix.com/ ) for a brochure highlighting the “mushroom houses” and public buildings created by architect Earl Young. Designed to fit into the landscape, Young’s buildings used various types of stone in their construction. Flowing lines and cedar shake roofs make many of these houses appear almost gnome-like. A fun self-guided tour even if you’re not an architecture aficionado.

Take a guided tour of these special buildings.

Read about Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant, one of Earl Young’s designs.

Photographer Mike Barton has captured a number of these unique Earl Young designed homes in photos (including the one shown on this page). Take a look!