Monthly Archives: March 2012

Getting my spring back

I just love spring – it means summer is coming!

But what a great time of year to clean out the cobwebs and power-spray the dust from the old windows!

Tiny green buds are sprouting out on the trees and spewing hellish pollen into the otherwise sweet spring air…

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

I just put some red cedar mulch down in the flower beds and started watering the parched lawn so things are perking up a little around Ye Olde Money Pit.

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

Of course that also means it is time to get out the pretty spring decorative junk!

Look at this cute diminuative faux-birdhouse that I found a spot for right on the front gate:

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

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A cool contemporary California beach home

image from: http://buyersonlycoastalrealty.idxco.com

This beauty by the beach is located in Del Mar, California. It’s one of those places on my short list when I win the lottery.

image from: http://buyersonlycoastalrealty.idxco.com

Currently on the market for $2,290,000, this 2400 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

image from: http://buyersonlycoastalrealty.idxco.com

New expansive ocean view deck off the upstairs living area (kitchen,family and dining rooms) which capture panoramic ocean views, all of the full bathrooms are brand new, and the backyard was newly landscaped with new sod, flowers, shrubs, and outdoor shower.

- from:  http://buyersonlycoastalrealty.idxco.com

The exposed wood ceiling beams (below) are wonderful – they just point the eye right to the Pacific!

image from: http://buyersonlycoastalrealty.idxco.com

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Rezoned and Repurposed: old barn converted into a modern house

image from: http://www.simonconder.co.uk

I first saw this barn conversion on inhabitat.com. It is actually several old farm buildings in Buckinghamshire in the UK that have been rehabilitated into a large family home.

image from: http://www.simonconder.co.uk/res_pin.html

The architectural firm that tackled this project was Simon Conder Associates of London, England. According to their website, there are three stone barn buildings that create a triangular courtyard.

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1720′s colonial stunner in Virginia

image from: oldhouses.com

This enchanting historic home in Gloucester, Virginia dates to around 1720. It is located along the North River.

image from: oldhouses.com

It is currently listed for sale at $ 2,400,000.

I really shouldn’t be looking at such opulent real estate, but I just can’t help myself when I come across a historic beauty like this…

image from: oldhouses.com

The home is exquisitely decorated with period antiques…

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Colorful craftsman in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico is located in the expansive Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico. The city is like an oasis in an otherwise arid landscape with palm trees and pecan orchards. Most of the architecture is typical of the desert southwest – adobe, Santa Fe style, Spanish style or modern neutral new construction.

So this gem of a house stood out to me when I was recently checking the Las Cruces listings:

image from: realtor.com

I’ve stayed in Las Cruces before and absolutely loved it. We’ve considered it as a place to relocate, but decided it was just too far from a major airport. (But that doesn’t mean I don’t still peruse the local real estate!)

I am SMITTEN with this colorful craftsman:

image from: realtor.com

Currently listed for $290,000, this cute cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2303 square feet.

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~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

"So many houses, so little time"




Featured house artist:

Julia Callon featured on Wondereur

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Creating the Artful Home
Mushroom House of Charlevoix

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Featured real estate agent:

MITCH WEINER / BROKER ASSOCIATE SALES * DEVELOPMENT * CONSTRUCTION * PROPERTY MANAGEMENT / 2720 Council Tree, Suite 178 Fort Collins, CO 80525 970.218.8300 http://sustainablelivingrealestate.com/

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JACKFISH - The Vanishing Village

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Song Over Quiet Lake
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