House Crazy

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

Richard Nixon’s Birthplace House

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Did you know that Richard Nixon’s birthplace – now the site of his presidential library and museum – was a 1912 kit home? True story. Nixon’s father built the kit home from a nearby lumber yard on the family ranch in Yorba Linda, California in 1912-13. The house is now part of the grounds of […]...

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The Oldest House in Harlem

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I recently spotted the above picture on my Facebook feed. The 1930’s photo of an 1864 house was posted by What Was There with the caption: “The Oldest Residential House in Harlem“. It piqued my curiosity so I did some Google sleuthing and found that the house is not only still standing – it is […]...

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Did my old house FINALLY sell??

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Could it be? Yes it sold. [cue the Hallelujah chorus] I didn’t want to say anything until the ink was dry – heck, until the ink was set for a couple of weeks, because I didn’t want to jinx it. If you are a longtime reader of House Crazy, you know that I have been […]...

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The Tugboat/Lighthouse House in Connecticut

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This unusual abode is located in West Haven, Connecticut. It is indeed part lighthouse, part tug boat and part regular old house. Wait, what? It’s odd, that’s for sure. And if you are looking for something that no one else has, this would be the place because it’s up for sale. Here on House Crazy […]...

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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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