House Crazy

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

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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Priory Cottage

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Thatched roof cottage in a village in the English countryside? For sale and fully renovated? Rose covered? Here you go! The roof has recently been rethatched and the exterior is impeccable for its age. “Charming”, “Idyllic” and “Quiet” are the descriptive words used in the listing write-up, as...

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House of weird angles

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Somebody had fun with this house. This trippy lil’ thing is located in Los Angeles, California. It is up for sale for only $389,900 – a bargain price for LA – no? The listing says it was built in 1921. I’m going to assume there was an original structure under there somewhere dating back to […]...

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Rezoned and repurposed: The Green Gate Barn

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In Biwabik, Minnesota stands this adorable former hay barn. Dating back 1935, the barn has been extensively remodeled and is now used as a vacation rental. The Green Gate Barn is actually one of two vacation rentals on a private 13 acre farmstead north of Duluth near the Canadian border. The beautifully converted barn has...

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The fallen soldier’s room frozen in time

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I saw these intriguing photos doing the rounds on the internet and I had to look into them. Here’s the back-story: After a French World War 1 soldier was killed on the battlefield, his grief-stricken parents preserved his room exactly the way it was on the day he left for war. As a memorial to […]...

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Top 5 Unique Celebrity Vacation Homes

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*** Today’s post is written and compiled by guest writer Kurt Jacobson. House Crazy Sarah is on vacation. Just kidding. She’s still here, working hard at her day job. 1. Oprah’s Hawaiian farmhouse Media mogul Oprah Winfrey first began buying property in Hawaii on the advice of her personal trainer Bob Greene. Today, s...

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That crazy Halloween neighbor

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Yep, that’s my neighbor. Literally. That is my neighbor’s house. Like my old house, this is one of the most notoriously haunted houses in town. My neighbor not only embraces his old house’s sordid reputation – he flaunts it! He rescued this beauty a couple years ago and has been tirelessly working to...

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Rezoned and Repurposed: The Old Jail Museum

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I’ve got a fun one for you today… Ever wanted to live in a former prison? Yeah me too. Here’s your chance! Located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, this old place was used as the Carbon County Prison from 1871 to 1995. It was purchased privately in 1995 and then opened as tourist attraction – which […]...

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