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Christmas at the Old Brown Cape
- Published on Friday, 21 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyThe Old Brown Cape is located in a village near Center Ossipee, New Hampshire. It dates back to the late 18th century and is one of the best preserved 1700′s Cape style homes in the country. The owners have spent years restoring the home, and have furnished it with period antiques. Lucky for us house-peepers, The Old Brown...
A trip down memory lane… my university flat in Vancouver
- Published on Thursday, 20 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyI was looking through an old photo album (remember those things?) and I found some pictures of the small stucco house in Vancouver where I rented the attic space while I was in school at the University of British Columbia. The last time I was back in Vancouver was in 2008 for a friend’s wedding and, of course, we [...]...
Weird homes in China
- Published on Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyWhat the heck are they thinking in China… I mean - Really? Truly. Space is at a premium in Chinese population centers so a new approach to ‘building up’ is apparently occurring on top of commercial centers - like the one above. In this development in downtown Zhuzhou, four suburban-style track-homes have been b...
Cobble Hill Farm
- Published on Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyWelcome to Cobble Hill Farm in Taghkanic, New York. This charming farmhouse dates back to 1798! The home has been thoroughly updated and a modern Great Room was added: The sprawling 518 acre farm includes tennis courts, stables, private lakes, and far-reaching mountain views, but the house is the real star of the show. Have a...
A few days of silence
- Published on Saturday, 15 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyMy thoughts and my heart are with the people of Newtown, Connecticut. It’s time for reflection and time to hug our kiddos a little tighter - life is so precious....
Blue Winged House
- Published on Friday, 14 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyEver have a really bad day when you just want to go…. design something? That was actually the impetus behind this creative home addition. The caption directly below this photo on Flickr reads: We lost a giant sugar maple that sat right in the middle of this photograph, and salved our wounds by re-knitting (re-landscaping) t...
Little UK round houses
- Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyFor this week’s cuteness quotient I am featuring some delightfully round little houses across the big pond. The United Kingdom is one of those magical lands from which fairy tales originate. So it’s little wonder that the UK is home to some of the most adorable round houses on the planet, like the one above loca...
Southern-style Italianate in New York State
- Published on Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyWhen you think of the northeastern states, you don’t really think of ornate Southern mansions. But look at this 1816 Italianate home in Skaneateles Village, New York – it even has a large, welcoming Southern front porch: Not to be confused with the mansions of Savannah or New Orleans, this historic home is nestled in...
Homeowners and the aftermath of nature’s fury
- Published on Monday, 10 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyIt has been over a month now since Hurricane Sandy pummelled the coastal areas of the north-eastern United States. Damage assessments have been staggering: the hard-hit state of New Jersey experienced $36.8 billion in damage. In New York state there was over $9.7 billion in damage just to the housing stock alone. The headaches wi...
Canadian women’s house art
- Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyDollhouse, 1972, wood and mixed media by Miriam Schapiro Few things motivate me as much as art, houses, literature, history and feminism. The combination of those elements – like in Miriam Schapiro’s mixed media Dollhouse [above] - sets my little heart a flutter with creative muses. Add to that mix a Canadian persp...