Some say it resembles the Addams Family home.
Some say it is haunted.
It does give one pause, doesn’t it?
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!
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.
Which kind of defeats the purpose of camping and being close to nature.
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!
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:
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door,
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before,
Relax, said the night man, We are programmed to receive,
You can check out anytime you like… but you can never leave
Such a lovely little place.
During the 1980′s this dainty Queen Anne style duplex in Sacramento, California was a boarding house for senior citizens operated by a lady named Dorothea Puente.
The only problem was that Ms. Puente never let her boarders leave…. alive.
In fact, none of the tenants made it out of their garden plots until a suspicious social worker alerted police in 1988 to the disappearance of several at-risk adults. In the end, seven dismembered bodies were found on the property. Dorothea was later convicted of murdering her tenants and burying them in her yard so she could continue to collect their social security checks.
Newspapers dubbed her the “Death House Landlady”.
Dorothea’s track record wasn’t the best…. she was arrested in the 1960′s for running a brothel.
After spending time in jail, Puente dove into a life of crime by trolling bars for elderly men on benefits. She would befriend them, forge their signatures and steal their money. Dorothea was busted for these crimes in the early 1980′s and was on supervised parole and not permitted to have contact with senior citizens. So it is a complete mystery how she was able to run a boarding house for elderly and disabled people.