House Crazy

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

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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Cozy Colorado Victorian for sale

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I found this vintage cottage in the mountain town of Georgetown, Colorado. Georgetown is a historic landmark district that has been kept largely in its Victorian state. The town definitely has that Hallmark Christmas card feel about it. In fact, our favorite singer here at House Crazy – John Denver – was so taken wi...

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Once Upon a Michigan Lake Front…

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….there was this beautiful fairy tale Victorian shingle home. And it was for sale! It’s definitely one of a kind – I’ve never seen anything like it before. Except for perhaps a Dutch windmill combined with an Orville Tracy cottage with cat slide roof. The home was built in the year 1900. It is situated...

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Rezoned and Repurposed: Le Moulin du Roc

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I have a pretty one for you today. Le Moulin du Roc is a unique hotel located in the Périgord region of France. The quaint yet luxurious compound is actually made up of three separate former mill buildings set along the River Dronne. The mill structures date back to the year 1670! Le Moulin Du […]...

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The purple house

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Have you heard about this place in the UK? Now I love purple – lavender, mauve, grape, lilac – whatever. That’s my color. But when EVERY room is draped and dripping and dragging with purple; well, it’s even a bit much for me. So when you decorate your house with this much purple-love, you have […]...

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