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Cozy Colorado Victorian for sale
- Published on Friday, 17 October 2014
Authors: housecrazyI 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...
Once Upon a Michigan Lake Front…
- Published on Thursday, 09 October 2014
Authors: housecrazy….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...
Rezoned and Repurposed: Le Moulin du Roc
- Published on Sunday, 05 October 2014
Authors: housecrazyI 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 […]...
The purple house
- Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014
Authors: housecrazyHave 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 […]...
A million dollar 500 square foot hovel
- Published on Friday, 26 September 2014
Authors: housecrazyIt’s off the market now, but this little gem was on for sale as recently as this summer for $1,199,000. Sure it has a stellar location in Montecito, California with over and acre of property. And it even has a historic pedigree – being hand-built and originally owned by members of the Bohemian Mountain Drive Artist...
Ireland’s grandest house: Russborough
- Published on Friday, 19 September 2014
Authors: housecrazyA 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...
Breeze Knoll: The John List Murder House
- Published on Friday, 12 September 2014
Authors: housecrazyOne 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 […]...
1923 Sears Kit Home for sale in Venice, CA
- Published on Friday, 05 September 2014
Authors: housecrazyThis 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 […]...
Gilly Cottage in the UK
- Published on Friday, 29 August 2014
Authors: housecrazyCan’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,...
A creepy house named Verulam – for sale for the first time since 1924!
- Published on Friday, 22 August 2014
Authors: housecrazySome 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...