House Crazy

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

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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A million dollar 500 square foot hovel

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It’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...

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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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