Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Mushroom house & funicular

Here is another view further south showing what is called the "mushroom house". This private beach house has its own funicular (cable car) up the cliffs where there are million dollar homes at the top overlooking the ocean. The funicular is no longer functioning and anything of its kind would be strictly prohibited today as we have a special Commission to protect California's coastline.


Blogger Chris & Deb said...

I lived in Southern California for almost 10 years and was never aware of this house. I can't wait to google it!!

Thu Apr 05, 09:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger isabella said...

I lived there too...and forgot how rocky the California coastline really is!

Thu Apr 05, 11:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger angela said...

It looks a little strange, futuristic set there amongst all those rocks. I'm surprised they were allowed to build it there.

Thu Apr 05, 02:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

that has to be one of the most crazy located homes EVER! how did you even find this place - it looks like you would not be able to see it except from the ocean with that tall cliff - nice post!!!

Mon Apr 09, 01:27:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello - Actually the funicular is fully functional. I rode in it last week at a party thrown by the owner, who incidentally is a super nice guy, and I was googling around for good pics thereafter. Great pictures btw.

Mon Jul 16, 03:45:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my girlfriend Laurenne went to parties at this house in the late 60's when she was 5 or 6 and once she and her mom and dad were the last ones up before the next group got stuck halfway up the cliff in the funicular car for 5 hours!

Wed Sep 19, 03:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

2/2/09 - Thanks to both Anon commenters and to the Web Urbanist for linking here. It is good to know that the funicular is still working. It would be fun to take a ride, but definitely not fun getting stuck!

Mon Feb 02, 11:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger Marcus said...

Wasn't this Dr. Seuss' house?

Wed Mar 11, 02:24:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't seem to be in use. I have friends that run by it all the time and have never seen anyone in there or any lights turned on.

Thu Mar 18, 09:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jeska Day said...

Absolutely still working. Was there today, and saw the tram heading up the cliff.

Fri Jan 21, 10:32:00 PM PST  
Anonymous iservepharmacy said...

This house is perfect I'm gonna take ideas of that structure because that's really different, I'd like to living there because I like to be alone.

Thu May 26, 09:05:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't the owner's primary "house". The primary house is up the cliff. This was simply a little getaway or party place.

Thu Dec 27, 04:20:00 AM PST  

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