Gilly Cottage in the UK

image from: http://www.uniquehomestays.com/

image from: http://www.uniquehomestays.com/

Can’t get away this long weekend? Me neither. :(  But look what I found for our virtual vacation….

image from: http://www.uniquehomestays.com

image from: http://www.uniquehomestays.com

A tiny cottage made of stone!

It is rather rustic on the outside but almost ethereal on the inside:

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image from: http://www.uniquehomestays.com/

Behold the miracle of white paint. (And perfect cottage decorating sense!)

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A creepy house named Verulam – for sale for the first time since 1924!

image from: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-paddington

image from: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-paddington

Some say it resembles the Addams Family home.

Some say it is haunted.

It does give one pause, doesn’t it?

image from: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-paddington

image from: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-paddington

Talk about being frozen in time. This 19th century relic sits across from a modern sports stadium in the Paddington neighborhood of Sydney, Australia but it remains essentially untouched by the modern world.

A dame named Aunty Toots – a daughter of the original owner – lived in this very home for the past 90 years.

90 years folks!

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Rezoned and repurposed: 19th century Montana barn converted to living quarters

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

Today’s post is purely for aesthetic delight – with a western slant.

Here you see an authentic 19th century barn near Philipsburg, Montana that has been repurposed into an incredible living space.

But it is not a private residence, no sir. It is offered up as “glamping” accommodations for the discerning western wanna-be.

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

      Glamping: (noun)

A form of camping in which participants enjoy physical comforts associated with more luxurious types of holiday

Which kind of defeats the purpose of camping and being close to nature.

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Gothic Romance: Cottage in the woods for sale

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

I’m a sucker for Gothic Revival houses.

So when I came across this sweet little thing, I just had to do a post on her.

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

Isn’t she adorable?

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John Denver’s house in Aspen is up for sale again! (Updated listing photos!)

image from: http://aspenrealestate.caroldopkin.com/

image from: http://aspenrealestate.caroldopkin.com/

Yes, the news is TRUE my fellow House Crazies and John Denver fans – John Denver’s former home in the Starwood subdivision of Aspen, Colorado is up for sale again!

A couple years ago, I did a post on all the information I could dig up about John’s former home – including old listing photos when the house last sold in 1999. You can view that post here.

Now, because it is up for sale again, we get to view all new recent photos of John’s former home!

image from: http://aspenrealestate.caroldopkin.com/

image from: http://aspenrealestate.caroldopkin.com/

The aspen trees have gotten bigger but the house is looking pretty darn good.

I was delighted to find that the home has been so well kept. It seems like the current owners maintained the house much in the way it was when they bought it.

Have a look at how the interior appears today:

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~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

"So many houses, so little time"




Featured house artist:

Naomi Maddux - custom stained glass and mosaics

Featured house artist:

Julia Callon featured on Wondereur

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Featured house books:

Creating the Artful Home
Mushroom House of Charlevoix

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My first novel

JACKFISH - The Vanishing Village

My second novel

Song Over Quiet Lake
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