A blog about all things houses written by a house addict who engages in chronic house-peeping - come join me!
The Dragon Run Country Store
- Published on Monday, 29 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyRun by dragons since 1913… no, just kidding. This historic gem is actually located near the small town of Church View in Middlesex County, Virginia. If you are on the market for a quaint country store with living quarters in 5300 square feet, then have a look at this place… Per the listing, the building fe...
A Parisian apartment frozen in time for 70 years
- Published on Friday, 26 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyAbove is a 2010 photo of a 19th century flat in Paris that had not been touched or seen by the outside world since the owner left it locked in the year 1940. This story first broke in 2010, but it is absolutely captivating so I MUST put it out there on my blog in case anyone else has not [...]...
Ski chalet with a kick
- Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyThis not-so-humble abode is located in one of Colorado’s most famous skiing meccas – Vail Village. A recent Curbed.com article described it as an ”overwrought Austrian ski chalet”. Oh yes, this place is INSANE! And House Crazy Sarah loves a good crazy house – especially when no expense (or patt...
The fabulous Haeger House
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyThe Haegar Mansion is located in East Dundee, Illinois and it is currently on the market! Thanks to Tim Cooper – a nearby neighbor of the Haeger House - for bringing this historic gem to my attention. It was built in 1877 by German immigrant David Haeger, who owned a local brick company. He apparently became very wealthy af...
Marilyn Monroe’s last home
- Published on Saturday, 20 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyThe mystery surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s death will probably never be solved. (Murder? Suicide? Accidental overdose?) But this is the house in which she was found dead at the age of 36 in August of 1962 - her very first and very last home. 1962 photo of Marilyn Monroe in her home: It is ironic that she died in this [...]...
The Chulo Canyon Cave House in Arizona
- Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyTired of the risk of fire, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes? Then consider the option of a cave house. This one is located in Chulo Canyon, Arizona and it is up for sale! It looks teeny-tiny from the exterior, but the living space actually extends back into the cave some 3000 square feet. I’m a bit claus...
Wabi Sabi Cottage
- Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyToday I am featuring Wabi Sabi Cottage… A new house with an old soul. I stumbled onto Wabi Sabi Cottage online quite by chance and the owner, Joan Thompson, was gracious enough to let me share these photos with you. Wabi Sabi Cottage is located in the Historic Sheepscot Village, near Alna, Maine. The cottage overlooks the t...
The ‘Bird in Flight’ house
- Published on Sunday, 14 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyI have always wondered how they get wood to bend – but this place goes beyond a curved roof – it is literally undulating! The “wave house” is currently for sale in Lambertville, New Jersey for $1,100,000. It is dramatic, it is graceful, and yes, it looks like a bird in flight. Designed by architect [...]...
Touring around in Santa Barbara wine country
- Published on Friday, 12 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyForget Disneyland! We’re going to WINE COUNTRY! Yes we did. My favorite part of our entire trip (besides seeing my bosom buddies in Vegas) was the very pleasant surprise of the Santa Inez Valley – aka The Central Coast – aka The Poor Man’s Napa. Or, as I like to refer to it, the place where Sideways was [....
House peeping in the Hollywood Hills
- Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Authors: housecrazyWe had a fun time getting lost in the Hollywood Hills on the southern California portion of out our recent Epic Road Trip. It was a little bit mesmerizing for a country/Colorado/Canada girl like me… okay, I was totally starstruck! BUT FIRST, before we descended into the dizzying monstrosity that is Los Angeles, we took a sl...