House Crazy

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

Ireland’s grandest house: Russborough

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A friend of mine recently visited Ireland and toured the famed Russborough House in County Wicklow, Ireland. He graciously allowed me to use some of the photos he took of this grand estate. Said to be an excellent example of Palladian architecture, Russborough was built between 1741 and 1755. The home was designed by Richard...

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Breeze Knoll: The John List Murder House

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One of the most confounding crimes of the 1970’s was the List family murders. On November 9, 1971, John List shot and killed his wife, mother and three children in the house (pictured above) at 431 Hillside Avenue in Westfield, New Jersey. He left their bodies neatly lined up on Boy Scout sleeping bags in […]...

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1923 Sears Kit Home for sale in Venice, CA

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This adorable home in trendy Venice, California is heating up the house web with debate about its origins. It is purported to be a Sears and Roebuck Co mail order kit home but there is some disagreement as to what model it is. Curbed LA had the opinion that the home was a Silverdale model […]...

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Gilly Cottage in the UK

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Can’t get away this long weekend? Me neither.  But look what I found for our virtual vacation…. A tiny cottage made of stone! It is rather rustic on the outside but almost ethereal on the inside: Behold the miracle of white paint. (And perfect cottage decorating sense!) Gilly Cottage is located near St. Cleer,...

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A creepy house named Verulam – for sale for the first time since 1924!

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Some say it resembles the Addams Family home. Some say it is haunted. It does give one pause, doesn’t it? Talk about being frozen in time. This 19th century relic sits across from a modern sports stadium in the Paddington neighborhood of Sydney, Australia but it remains essentially untouched by the modern world. A dame...

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Rezoned and repurposed: 19th century Montana barn converted to living quarters

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Today’s post is purely for aesthetic delight – with a western slant. Here you see an authentic 19th century barn near Philipsburg, Montana that has been repurposed into an incredible living space. But it is not a private residence, no sir. It is offered up as “glamping” accommodations for the discerning...

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Gothic Romance: Cottage in the woods for sale

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I’m a sucker for Gothic Revival houses. So when I came across this sweet little thing, I just had to do a post on her. Isn’t she adorable? She is located in a wooded setting outside of Washington Grove, Maryland. Dating back to 1875, this delicate cottage has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in 1,072 square […]...

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John Denver’s house in Aspen is up for sale again! (Updated listing photos!!)

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Yes, the news is TRUE my fellow House Crazies and John Denver fans – John Denver’s former home in the Starwood subdivision of Aspen, Colorado is up for sale again! A couple years ago, I did a post on all the information I could dig up about John’s former home – including old listing photos […]...

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Hotel California: Dorothea Puente’s boarding house of horrors

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Last thing I remember, I was running for the door,I had to find the passage back to the place I was before, Relax, said the night man, We are programmed to receive, You can check out anytime you like… but you can never leave Such a lovely little place. During the 1980′s this dainty Queen Anne style […]...

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Off-grid Colorado mountain home for sale!

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How would you like to snuggle up inside the embrace of the earth…. with warm natural elements surrounding you…. your own greenhouse full of food…. and spectacular forest views to the south with the warm Colorado sun pouring in? Well – here you go!  This fabulous earth-sheltered home is located in the...

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