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The Bruno House in Texas
- Published on Thursday, 28 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyLike a four-legged alien being peering out over the desert, the Bruno House in Ransom Canyon, Texas beckons to travelers and house lovers alike. Famed architect Robert R. Bruno began his steel and glass home in 1973 and worked on it until he died in 2008. Robert Bruno in front of his Steel House project in 1977: Bruno [...]...
New Zealand’s Farndon Cottage
- Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyI was explaining to my seven-year old son that it is summertime on the other end of the earth while we are in the depths of winter here. “Santa still visits there, he just has to change into his summer clothes.” So I looked up some vacation homes in New Zealand to show him what it looked like on [...]...
Buy your own private hamlet
- Published on Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyWelcome to… Quaint little Tamworth is located near Cartersville, Virginia. The authentic 1700′s village consists of a Miller’s House, Grist Mill, Post Office/General Store, 24.6 acres, and numerous outbuildings. The Grist Mill: And yes, it is ALL for sale. The whole hamlet could be yours for only $489,950! And t...
Ghost house for guests
- Published on Sunday, 24 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyIt is delightfully ghoulish - with the appearance of dripping, oozing white slime overtaking a house. And that is in fact, almost what it is. French artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus have converted an old house in France into a visitor centre by giving it a ghostly cloak of polystyrene and paint. - from: ww...
The best little whorehouse in Colorado
- Published on Saturday, 23 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyThe Old Homestead House, was indeed a real live brothel in Cripple Creek Colorado. It has been preserved and is now open to the public as a museum. I think it says a lot about a town when a local house-of-ill-repute is held in such high esteem (and I mean that in a good way). Here’s the backstory: [...]...
Rezoned and repurposed: the Teller County Hospital
- Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyIt has been a while since I did a Rezoned and Repurposed post, so I thought I would feature the original Teller County Hospital in Cripple Creek, Colorado as part of my “Cripple Creek Week” series. The two-story former hospital is located in the northwest corner of Cripple Creek and was built in 1901. Designed by ar...
Cripple Creek’s resident crazy house
- Published on Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyEvery town has one…….(Cripple Creek, Colorado has a few of them)… The fake flowers out front might tip you off… This 1895 pink-lover’s paradise is currently listed for sale. Priced nicely at $165,000, this antique marvel has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,930 square feet. Not to mention a younger ve...
The Last Dollar Inn
- Published on Monday, 18 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyWelcome to the Last Dollar Inn at Cripple Creek, Colorado! This unique property is actually a two-for-one – a 1901 brick home and a newer (1997) Victorian style wood frame house. The old brick two-story is the Inn section… The newer part of the house is the owner’s living quarters… Here are the conjoined h...
House-peeping in Cripple Creek, Colorado
- Published on Saturday, 16 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyLet’s all go to Cripple Creek! That is the tag-line for the most politically incorrectly named town in all of the Colorado. Cripple Creek is an old Victorian era gold mining town located about an hour from I live in central Colorado. It has a dazzling array of Victorian homes from the 1880s through the 1910s, [...]...
The sad story of the Valentine’s Day house
- Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyThis cute little ‘love house’ decorated year-round for Valentine’s Day… … has a very sad story. I had seen it pictured around the web and on other house blogs so I looked up the original photo on Fickr because, hey, I thought it was so cute and wanted to know where it was located. I found ou...