1400 South Wanamassa Drive, Wanamassa, NJ -
N. Montgomery Woods House (a.k.a. "The Mushroom House")
Building Constructed 1915
Building Marked by Township of Ocean Historical Museum 2016
Neander Montgomery Woods House (ID#4979)
SHPO Opinion 8/01/2010
NJ DEP Historic Site Inventory #1337-18
The N. Montgomery Woods House (also known as the "Mushroom House") was constructed by well know architect Neander Montgomery Woods, Jr. (1876-1956) as a summer home for himself and his family. Mr. Woods, who "may have been one of the most inventive architect of the first quarter of the 20th century," is well known for homes he designed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, as well as Memphis, Tennessee. The modern "thatched roof shingle" design was typical of many of Mr. Woods designs. Woods referred to the home as "a symphony in brown."