A blog about all things houses written by a house addict who engages in chronic house-peeping - come join me!
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...
Built for a sea captain’s wife…
- Published on Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyToday’s featured house is just pure eye candy – for the love of old houses. This beauty (and her 2 mini guest cottages) are located in the town of Edgartown, near Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The trio of house & cottages is currently listed for sale at $3,495,000. The main house was built in 1895 “...
Boldt Castle – a love story
- Published on Monday, 11 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyYou may have heard of Boldt Castle before. It is located in the Thousand Islands region of the Saint Lawrence River, along the New York state side. On Heart Island, in fact. But did you know the heart-breaking love story behind it? (Hey, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I’m compelled to satisfy the dark roma...
5 pink historic homes
- Published on Saturday, 09 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyPink is, in fact, a historic house color. Yes it is. Don’t be a Doubting Thomas – I researched this statement before posting. If you think I’m full of it, then check out the historic paint color links at the bottom of this post. So then, let’s have a look: 1. The Frederick W. Neef House The Frederick W. [....
John Denver’s house in Aspen, Colorado
- Published on Thursday, 07 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyOne of the most searched terms on my blog is “John Denver’s House“. I did a post a while back called Starwood in Aspen - about a home near John’s house in Aspen, Colorado that was for sale - but not John Denver’s actual house. Starwood is the name of the subdivision where he built his dream home. I s...
Skratching the surface of extreme funkiness
- Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyI’m always on the lookout for funky, head-turning homes, so when I saw this sculpted interior on Houzz.com, I was captivated. The beautiful designs are made, literally, from “Skratch” - Skratch is an architectural innovation in creating load bearing structures, sculptures, 3d ornamentation, seamless moldings an...
The Love House in Burnaby, British Columbia
- Published on Monday, 04 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyWelcome to the Love House – why not? It’s February! Built as a farmhouse in 1893 for Mr. Jesse Love and his wife Martha, this home was one of the first homesteads in Burnaby, British Columbia. In fact, it was issued Burnaby’s ”Building Permit #1“. Have a look at a historic photo of Martha Love and he...
Living next door to a funeral home
- Published on Sunday, 03 February 2013
Authors: housecrazyWell I don’t actually live right next door. The mortuary is one parking lot and one old-house-turned-doctor’s office over from my house. Usually the mortuary staff are very discreet. But the other day when I was pulling out of the back alley (where I park), I saw them unloading a body from a big truck. I tried not [....