House Crazy

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

My visit to Miramont Castle

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About a month ago I visited one of Colorado’s architectural treasures: Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs, Colorado. This grand home was built for someone very important. But I won’t tell you who until the end of the post. We’re going to play a little guessing game – no cheating! No Googling! Look for...

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The cottage homes of Giethoorn – Venice of the Netherlands

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There are no roads in Geithoorn. Only dreamy canals dripping with lush flora and quiet canoes gliding by… Am I daydreaming? No, I swear – this place is real. The village of Geithoorn is located in the Netherlands and has a year-round population of 2,500. But there are seriously no roads – only footpaths and...

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Levittown home for sale in near original condition

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You have heard of Levittown right? Levittown, New York, is now notorious in American 20th century history as the first suburban mass-produced housing development. It cropped up after WW2 when service members were returning from overseas en masse and needed affordable housing. An enterprising developer – Levitt &...

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Rezoned and Repurposed: antique barn to contemporary home

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I’m crazy about old structures (like barns) that have been repurposed into living space for non-animals. Take for example this historic 18th Century barn in Garrison, New York. But I have to stop short of saying that I LOVE this place, because, well, I think they overdid it on the modern design. Don’t get me wrong &...

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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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