housecrazy

I'm crazy about houses. I like all varietals of houses - I like 'em big, I like 'em small, I like 'em rough and I like 'em weird. My blog is a collection of some of the neatest houses that I have come across in my house-hunting journeys.

That crazy Halloween neighbor

Halloween crazy house

Yep, that’s my neighbor. Literally. That is my neighbor’s house.

Halloween crazy house

Like my old house, this is one of the most notoriously haunted houses in town.

My neighbor not only embraces his old house’s sordid reputation – he flaunts it!

Halloween crazy house

He rescued this beauty a couple years ago and has been tirelessly working to restore the old girl to her queenly state.

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Look at the detail…. pure brilliance.

Halloween crazy house

You may be wondering… did House Crazy Sarah go all out for Halloween?

No, she would only venture as far as a couple of pumpkins and a mini scarecrow:

my house in fall

But a giant hairy spider crawling across the roofline? Maybe next year.

:)

Happy Halloween!

 

 

Rezoned and Repurposed: The Old Jail Museum

image from: http://theoldjailmuseum.com/

image from: http://theoldjailmuseum.com/

I’ve got a fun one for you today…

Ever wanted to live in a former prison? Yeah me too. Here’s your chance!

image from: http://theoldjailmuseum.com/

image from: http://theoldjailmuseum.com/

Located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, this old place was used as the Carbon County Prison from 1871 to 1995. It was purchased privately in 1995 and then opened as tourist attraction – which it still is today. But the jail museum is currently up for sale so it could be your personal fun house for $750,000.

The old stone prison actually has the original warden’s quarters intact with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so you could potentially live there.

Have a look at the main cell block:

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Cozy Colorado Victorian for sale

image from: realtor.com

image from: realtor.com

I found this vintage cottage in the mountain town of Georgetown, Colorado.

Georgetown is a historic landmark district that has been kept largely in its Victorian state. The town definitely has that Hallmark Christmas card feel about it.

image from: thedenverchannel.com

image from: thedenverchannel.com

In fact, our favorite singer here at House Crazy – John Denver – was so taken with the village that he actually filmed a movie in Georgetown back in 1986 called The Christmas Gift.

The price of this 1880 two-bedroom bungalow is $335,000. That may seem high for a small older home, but keep in mind that Georgetown is just a short drive from world class skiing. And look how perfect it is inside…

image from: realtor.com

image from: realtor.com

The house has southern exposure – which is a big selling point in these high mountain towns surrounded by towering mountain ranges.

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Once Upon a Michigan Lake Front…

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

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

….there was this beautiful fairy tale Victorian shingle home.

And it was for sale!

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Rezoned and Repurposed: Le Moulin du Roc

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

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

I have a pretty one for you today.

Le Moulin du Roc is a unique hotel located in the Périgord region of France. The quaint yet luxurious compound is actually made up of three separate former mill buildings set along the River Dronne.

The mill structures date back to the year 1670!

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

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

Le Moulin Du Roc has a total of 15 guest rooms which are situated throughout the three mill buildings and connected by charming bridges, walkways and staircases.

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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

(Click on the images above to learn more about these artists)

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
Rivit Media
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