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House Crazy Sarah is going on vacation for 2 weeks!
- Published on Saturday, 16 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyYes, I will be on vacation for the last 2 weeks of March. And since I am a firm believer in unplugging and checking-out while on vacation, you won’t hear a peep from me until I get back April 1st! So where is House Crazy Sarah off to now? The California coast via road trip through [...]...
A thatched-roofed Irish cottage
- Published on Friday, 15 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyOne last Irish country cottage for you as I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a tad early since I will be away next week. And this one is the quintessential thatched-roof stone cottage… Glengarriff Lodge is located in the West Cork region of Ireland, on over 2 acres of lush gardens and woodlands. The quaint 4 bedroom 3 bath...
Ojo Del Sol: The Fish House
- Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyThe official name is: Ojo Del Sol (English translation - Eye of the Sun) It is located in West Berkeley, California. Locals call it the Fish House. The home was actually designed in the early 1990′s by architect Eugene Tsui for his parents so it is also known as the Tsui House. The building was given its official name ̵...
My latest acquisition…
- Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyWhy none other than a historic state of Colorado prostitution license! No, it’s not an original – these are just copies - but I loved the way the prostitution license was put together with a Victorian Boudoir photograph and a copy of a $5 silver certificate. The license was issued March 10, 1891 for a Ms. Laura Belle...
Creveen Lodge: A homespun Irish cottage
- Published on Monday, 11 March 2013
Authors: housecrazySt. Patty’s day is coming, and since everyone is Irish this month I thought I would do some virutal house-peeping in Ireland. Welcome to Creveen Lodge in Lauragh, County Kerry in the south of Ireland. Creveen Lodge is used as a vacation rental, so if you ever find yourself on the Beara Peninsula of Ireland, you can spend th...
Earl Young’s Boulder Manor in Charlevoix, Michigan is for sale!
- Published on Saturday, 09 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyLast year I did a post about the unusual and adorable stone cottages designed by Earl Young in Charlevoix, Michigan. I still get emails about that post from people wanting to know if they can buy one. Well, if you have the cash, YES YOU CAN buy one of Earl Young’s creations because his Boulder Manor is now for [...]...
The bicycle house in Bisbee, Arizona
- Published on Friday, 08 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyWell it goes a bit beyond bicycles - as you can see. But it is known far and wide as The Bicycle House of Bisbee – an old mining town in south-eastern Arizona. Bisbee is a fun place to house-peep because it has tons of colorful Victorian mining shacks and is now something of an artist’s colony. Many of the [...]...
Rezoned and repurposed: a 19th century Irish barn
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyWelcome to Ballyblood Lodge, near the town of Tulla in County Clare, Ireland. Ballyblood Lodge is a 19th century barn that has been converted into a home. It is now used as a vacation rental so let’s have a peek inside to see what they did with the place… The interior doesn’t much resemble a [...]...
The Fairbanks House: oldest wood-frame house in North America
- Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyI’ve covered some really old houses here on House Crazy – but none as old as this one (at least not in North America!) The Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts was built between 1637 and 1641 it was kept in the same family until it became a museum in the early 20th century. Now THAT is preservation! The [...]...
The Black Dahlia house in LA
- Published on Monday, 04 March 2013
Authors: housecrazyI present to you: the infamous Black Dahlia House, a.k.a. the The Sowden House, a.k.a. the “Jaws House” at 5121 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, California. Built by Lloyd Wright [not to be confused with his famous father Frank Lloyd Wright] in 1926 in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, the neo-Mayan temple-esque house...