House Crazy

A blog about all things houses written by a house addict who engages in chronic house-peeping - come join me!

Cynthia Rhodes Richard Marx’s house for sale

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Normally I don’t cover celebrity homes (there are a lot of other house bloggers out there who do that) but I thought I’d make an exception for this one. When I heard last April that singer Richard Marx and his long-time wife actor/dancer Cynthia Rhodes were divorcing, I was shocked and intrigued. Marx is a […]...

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A Fairytale Mountain Lodge – guest post

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*Today’s guest post is by house enthusiast/writer John Miller. House Crazy Sarah is taking a nap this week. ~~~ There is something about cozying up next to a stone fireplace in the winter, especially when the mood is intensified by the smell of warm wood, the comfort of thick rugs and a breathtaking vista outside an...

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Kelley castle

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Recently I received the following email: Dear Sarah I share your interest in homes. I have a project I expect you will find interesting. It is not complete but far enough along you can see where it’s going. - Pete Kelley Tell me more! My project is about 60 miles NW of Wausau, Wisconsin – […]...

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The Grocer’s House: frozen in time since 1932

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Another time-capsule house! I just can’t get enough of these things. Number 7 Blyth Grove in Worksop, England was home to grocer Mr. William Straw and his family. When Mr. Straw died unexpectedly at the age of 68 in 1932, his widow and 2 sons resolved to leave the house exactly as it was on […]...

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The Little Cottage on Maple Avenue

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My friend Canadian artist David Lacey and his wife Heather Stephens like to tackle house projects in their spare time. They are probably laughing boisterously as they read this because they have so many “project” houses, that they have no spare time. David and Heather are also responsible for the X-permit Cabin, The...

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Another bizarre house-like thing in the desert

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The desert hosts weird things. Aliens. Nuclear testing facilities. Odd houses. Like this one in the Coachella Valley near Joshua Tree National Park in California. I’m starting 2015 off with this stylin’ house because it pretty much encapsulates how I feel about the new year: optimistic, bold, and slightly dizzy....

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The Dakota Building

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Spooky, ominous, regal and intimidating – The Dakota Building is one of New York City’s most iconic residential structures. Located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this grand building occupies a prime spot overlooking Central Park. It was built in 1884...

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My 5 favorite Christmas movie houses

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1) Funny Farm – Cap Cod house in Vermont This is my absolute favorite movie. All the right elements come together for some big laughs, including the adorable Cap Cod style Vermont farmhouse where much of the drama takes place. Although the movie spans several months in the life of Andy & Elizabeth Farmer, the […]...

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Colorado’s famous Spaceship House

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Beam me up! When I think of Colorado (my adopted home state), I think of mountains, skiing, and the infamous Spaceship House. I have been in love with this beauty since I first laid eyes on her back in 2001. While some claim the private residence to be downright ugly (Forbes magazine!) I think the […]...

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Funky historic row house for sale in Maryland

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A reader sent me this listing for a very unique historic row house in Frederick, Maryland. This home dates back to 1885 and is for sale for $379,900. Have a look inside… The description states “RECENTLY painted ~ neutral palette“. I’m guessing there were some crazy colors in this house in the recent past....

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