House Crazy

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

Shiny Tiny Mansion

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Located near Millersburg, Ohio, this sweet cottage is a mere 450 square feet. But it looks so much bigger in the pictures…. maybe it’s because the homeowners follow, nay, embody the philosophy of “Live small to have it all!” A couple named Sue & Ron live in this tiny cottage. They hand-built it...

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The Haunted Lemp Family Mansion

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I got a reader request to do a post on this historic home in St. Louis, Missouri. It has the morbid reputation of being the site of not one, not two, but THREE suicides of Lemp family members. And one mysterious death. The Lemp family built their fortune from the brewery they established in St. […]...

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Edith Macefield’s House

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Remember that Disney movie UP? Turns out it was based on a true story. This is the story of the little old lady who hung on to her historic home until the very last hurrah. In the movie it was an elderly man who stubbornly clung to his house in the midst of monstrous urban […]...

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Purple dreamin’ in Parsippany

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Wow. House Crazy Sarah needs to take a Valium because this house has my heart going pitter-patter in a very good way. It would take a special house to make me leave Colorado, but this might be the one! Full of character and personal pizzazz, this purple dollhouse is located in the Mount Tabor section […]...

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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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