Thursday, June 14, 2012

Funky in My Town + My Zentangle

I am eight miles from home and whose steps am I sitting on??
I feel something staring at me! There are multiple eyes looking and to whom do they belong?
The Mushroom House, also known as the Tree House, is an ornately fanciful home built by architect Terry Brown in the Oakley/Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.  It was built between 1992 and 2006 and served as the architect's secondary residence until his untimely death in 2008. Standing on the busy corner of Erie and Tarpis Ave, it is a prominent Cincinnati landmark..  The house remained in the family with his wife owning the property till now.  Rumor has it is up for sale for $349,000.  Five rooms, one bedroom, one bath, 1,260 square feet. Ya think you want to buy?
For inside pictures go here. It is something to see. REALLY YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS ONE REALLY!!!!!!

Using more than 35 former students from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, where Mr. Brown was an adjunct assistant professor, they helped build circular steel steps, deck rails of wood shingles, stained glass windows, tiled ceilings. Using a variety of materials, wood, colored glass, shell, ceramics, and various metals.
I won this over at Reilly & Denny Cowspotdogblog.  Bree does the most wonderful work. Thank You Bree for my picture it is truly a work of art and love. 

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Psssssssssss ~ We have new friends, they are  Prescott & Joules at Fear the Beards.  Please go and visit them.


  1. Ten to one, old man Brown was color blind!

  2. That is one cool place! And we love your art too!

  3. It's an interesting house--But I think whoever decorated it should have taken lessons from your friend Bree, it's lovely!! If we bought the house, would lifetime passes to Kings Island be included? :-)

  4. Sweet William you need to buy it, looks like you fit right in there, wow a great piece of art toboot.

    Susie & Sidebite

  5. Very Interesting and unique! that price, I'll take two! :o)

    Very nice picture of you by the way!

  6. I think I'm with Kyla! That house is a bit much for me!

    I love your new artwork though!

  7. Hi Sweet William!
    You sure are sweet, thank you for the warm welcome :) We love making new furiends wherever we can! We can't wait to read about your adventures. Keepy spying on the neighborhood like the good watchdog you are!
    Nubbin wags,
    Joules & Prescott

  8. Well, that house is really something! Wow! Your Zentangle is beautiful. I love the work Bree does! :)

  9. That is one cool looking place. I wonder if it's dog friendly? Glad you liked your zentangle

  10. .,woof woof what a cool

    Stopped for a visit.

    Dog Fence

  11. What a unique interesting. Thanks for showing it to us.

    And we love you special picture, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. What a cool house! We're ready to move in but mom says she really needs to think about this one.
    Reilly's mom does awesome work!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Hi William , it look like your at home there , crack open the piggy bank!
    Best wishes Molly

  14. Now that is some fine design work!! Thank our stairs are not that wacky! As much asi run up and down, I would be one dizzy feline.

    I am so excited you are gong to participate in the floor exercises!!
    Hugs from your BFFF

  15. What a great place to visit William, but Mom says she is pretty sure she would go insane (trust me she doesn't have far to go) if she actually had to live in it. I really enjoyed the pictures, thanks for sharing.

  16. William.... Linda suas fotos.
    AMEI, voce é muito bonito e simpático.
    Gosto muito de ser sua amiguinha.
    Tenha um ótimo final de semana.
    Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 com carinho...


  17. WILIAM, being one of bestest furends you better come and PAWTISIPATE in our ZOOMIE RUNNING EVENTS, no excuses buddy, it is going to be a blast, sos don't make me send Bites over after you.

  18. OK, well now your going to be either one of the on track judges, the on site dogter or a guest announcer/reporter, your not getting off that easy, legs or not!!!!!!!!

    Luvs ya, Susie, (Bites just fell over Mad)

  19. OK PAL way to go, but you are still going to be one of the track side reporters for the other events Heeheehee, isooooooootz trooooooo, already gone you in listed, Heeheehee, OK?

  20. Wow, I have never heard of that house before, but I would love to see it someday. I wonder who will buy it and if they will use it as a home or more of a tourist attraction? Thanks for sharing!

    Your pal, Pip

  21. WOW!! that is one interesting house Sweet William. Somebody will buy it I'm sure. Your picture is great and yes, very nice work. It is so nice to see you again, I have been missing my boyfriend.:-)

    loving wags

  22. What a lovely building, I'd buy it for sure but my dog biscult allowance wouldn't pay for it.
    Love the Music on your blog, could you pop by blog or email me and let me know what it is :)Thanks You
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  23. That is one wild, cool, funky house! Bet there are gnomes in the garden ;) Thanks for sharin!

    Waggin at ya,

    PeeS: Beautiful framed art you won! Congrats!

  24. I thinks dat house would be da most perfectest Pawty House furs us heres in Blogville! Nows can I borrow a few dollars to buy it? Shall we say $349,000 to be exact.
    I am so lovin' da stain glass windows, they is gawjuss! I wonders if them chairs is comfy...wells they looks all artsy fartsy so they is cool.

    Congrats on your is beautiful!!!!!


  25. Oh Sweet William...I feel terrible. I just saw your comment that you gave me an award in February!!!! Not sure but think I need to get my peepers checked. She missed it completely and wanted you to know that she oh so appreciates it and will put it up right away. PS...we gave you another sunshine award...even though you have one, who doesn't need a little extra sunshine in their world:) Thanks friend. you truly are the sweetest Scot I know!

  26. What an amazing house. Oh it would be such fun to sniff around, But I don't think I'll be able to persuade Gail to buy it. She's looking at the photos and, can you believe it, muttering boringly practical things about preferring symmetrical rooms and places being difficult to clean....
    Toodle pip!

  27. Thats some training schedule, we got your spot in the water stuff all picked out buddy, this is gonna be a blast.

    Bites & Susie

  28. Thanks, buddy, we are going to get bites in a little while, he was there for 2 whole days, we were all worried, hers the offical name of the problem;
    Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE),basically, upchucking , then heavy water drinking, the same routine over and over, then there is blood leakage into the bowel. Dogter ASAP is the treatment, because of the vomiting you need an IV because of server dehydration, them you get some antibiotics, and tons of hugging, petting and loving, to follow at home.

    My Bubby will be home in a couple oh hours


  29. Hi William,
    The mousey was alive when dad took him away from me but he didn't live much longer. I think he must have drown in my slobber. oops.

    Love ya lots,

  30. Sweet William, thank you for that lovely tour. My Mommy has been near there but never visited. We live in Michigan. I love the gift you most deservedly won my sweet pal.

    Loveys Sasha

  31. Oh Dude, That was just funny, Sidebite was a rolling on the floor. No thinking now, you in!You will be OK, TRUST BITES, Heeheehee.

    Susie & Bites

  32. PS: We gave you guys the Sunshine Award! Please stop by to pick it up!
    Your bearded furiends,
    Joules & Prescott

  33. Tehehe, you crack me up, William!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  34. Heeheehee, you just thought that was sneaky good, wait till you see the Zoomie event.

    Head juge Susie & Snooperzies Bites