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Ever heard of Batture dwellings?
- Published on Monday, 28 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyOr batture dwellers? I came across this unique living situation when I was researching 1930′s homes for a previous post. Batture was the name given to the area BEWTEEN the banks of the Mississippi River and the levees in the southern state of Louisiana. ‘Batture Dwellers’ refers to the brave people who built ho...
crazy lil’ cottage
- Published on Saturday, 26 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyI spied this 1923 Los Angeles cottage on the Curbed website a few days ago. It is currently listed for sale at $799,000. From the outside it is a meticulously well kept classic California bungalow with oodles of curb appeal… But on the inside… BAM!!! Welcome to funky town! I love this place! It measures in at [...]...
The Harry Packer Mansion
- Published on Thursday, 24 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyDoes the Harry Packer Mansion look familiar to you? If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World, then it might ring a bell. The facade of the Harry Packer Mansion was reportedly the inspiration and model for the Disney World ”Haunted Mansion”. The Harry Packer Mansion is located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania and is n...
When house-hunting gets you stuck in a snowbank
- Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyLiterally. If you know House Crazy Sarah at all, you know she HATES winter. She hates snow even more than that. So when she goes out & about in Colorado in the wintertime, you know there must be something really cool to lure her out. This past weekend I was up with the kiddos visiting their dad [...]...
The Ward House in Centreville, Nova Scotia
- Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyA reader of my blog from Nova Scotia sent me a link to this unusual historic home in Centreville, Nova Scotia. (Thanks Mark!) If you are anything like me you probably just did a double take. This dwelling appears to have a bit of an identity conflict. Half is built of stone and brick, the other half [...]...
A Cape of primary colors
- Published on Sunday, 20 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyEvery once in a while a house comes along that knocks the breath right out of me. (Well, okay, that happens to me quite a bit.) But this home stands apart…. 1) It is very colorful 2) It is very old 3) It is for sale for an EXCELLENT price! I discovered the Mullica House on [...]...
Grass-covered dome duplex in Florida
- Published on Friday, 18 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyThe hills have eyes… …and brow bones too, if you want to get anatomical. There is a house under there - buried beneath the undulating mounds. Actually, it is a duplex. From the exterior, it appears to be a feature on a golf course. Located in sunny Florida, this earth-covered home is currently for sale for $1.2 mi...
The Feusier Octagon House in San Francisco
- Published on Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyI love a good octagon house as much as the next person. But I did a double take when I saw this one that is currently for sale in San Francisco, CA. The 1856 Feusier Octagon House is a study in white. White as in the color – or, ‘absense of color’, more accurately. Even the mansard [...]...
The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont
- Published on Monday, 14 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyMy last post featured the Austrian family home of the famous von Trapp Family who were depicted in the film The Sound of Music. Today I am focusing on the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. The von Trapp family came to the United States in the late 1930′s as refugees after the occupation of Austria by Nazi Germany in 193...
The Sound of Music house: Villa Trapp in Aigen, Austria
- Published on Saturday, 12 January 2013
Authors: housecrazyWelcome to Villa Trapp in Aigen, Austria – the real-life former home of the Trapp Family singers. A few weeks ago The Sound of Music movie came on TV and my three-year-old daughter Tova convinced me not to change the channel. I had actually never seen the 1965 film. I had seen snippets of it over the years but [...]...