A blog about all things houses written by a house addict who engages in chronic house-peeping - come join me!
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...
Rezoned and Repurposed: The Shiphouse
- Published on Friday, 07 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyIt’s hard not to do a double take when you see this ship beached precariously on a rocky shore on Lake Erie, emerging from a woodland forest - is that for real? Indeed, it is. The Benson Ford was a real-world shipping vessel built in Michigan in 1924, for use by the Ford Motor Company. The ship actively roamed the Great Lak...
Urgent! Save the St. Cloud Hotel!
- Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyI got an urgent email on Wednesday morning telling me that the historic St. Cloud Hotel in my town of Canon City, Colorado may very soon be demolished to make way for a freaking parking lot. The 1880′s hotel is literally steps from my house – I can see it when I look out my west kitchen window. Needless [...]...
- Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyExtreme views – that is. Yes this house is located in the illustrious high-dollar ski resort town of Aspen, Colorado. It is currently listed for sale – the price has recently been lowered from $8,495,000 to $6,995,000. (Which makes it a bargain by Aspen standards!) The home was built in 1979 and has 5 bedrooms and 7 b...
Colorful New Orleans Houses
- Published on Tuesday, 04 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyOne of the funnest places to go house-peeping is none other than New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, there has been renewal and rebuilding taking place, giving houses - and whole neighborhoods - a renewed sense of pride and history. Of course not everyone could rebuild and many homes were lost, but th...
Tiny eco-cube cabin in California
- Published on Monday, 03 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyI first saw this itsy bitsy cube house on The Tiny House Blog. It was so cute (and green) that I had to give it some House Crazy love. Down-sizing is an environmentally friendly trend that has been sweeping the world in recent years, especially during times of economic hardship when it is imperative to [...]...
Stephen King’s Scary House
- Published on Saturday, 01 December 2012
Authors: housecrazyWhy wouldn’t the king of horror have the creepiest house in New England? There’s a gazillion pictures of the exterior of writer Stephen King’s house on the Internet (driving by his house is somewhat of a pilgrimage for horror novel fans). But there are few, if any, of the interior. Stephen King and his wife Tab...
Stone cottage in Asheville, North Carolina
- Published on Friday, 30 November 2012
Authors: housecrazyNestled in the dense woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina, is this 1941 stone cottage. It is currently listed for sale at $575,000. This Arts & Crafts style home was commissioned by Madeline Hollwerith and designed by Henry Gaines. It has been updated but still retains a great deal of charm. Let’s have a look in...
The Robison Mansion in Canon City Colorado
- Published on Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Authors: housecrazyToday I am featuring this gorgeous Second Empire style mansion which is actually just down the road from where I live in Canon City, Colorado. This exquisite 1884 home is located down by the Arkansas River just off of Highway 50. It has been for sale at least twice since I have lived in Canon City and it finally [...]...
House with a split personality
- Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Authors: housecrazyThis house is located in the Old Astoria neighborhood of Queens in New York City. At first glance I thought it was photo-shopped. But no, it is the real deal. This is what happens when duplex dwellers have a sense of defiant individuality. Two questions for you: 1) If you lived in a duplex (or row house), would [...]...