Polish - Gnome Houses
When in Charlevoix, make a point of seeing the architectural collection of self-taught builder Earl Young. Starting in 1919, and continuing into the seventies, Young fashioned over two dozen creations using indigenous materials. Earl Young's houses feature his signature designs: wide, wavy eaves, exposed rafter tails; cedar-shake roofs; and a horizontal emphasis in design. These buildings are creatively known as Gnome Homes, Mushroom Houses, or Hobbit Houses. Click here for a self-guided tour map. Deep chocolate brown creme nail polish speaks of the rustic outdoors and creative self-expression.