Tucked away in rural Eastern Berks County Pennsylvania, is this precious farm that dates back to the 1790’s.
Old Hickory Farm has been owned and loved by the same artistic and conscientious couple for over 20 years. It is time for them to move on and sell this bucolic piece of paradise. So have a look at this amazingly humble spread…
The main stone farmhouse was built in 1840 but several of the out-buildings date to an earlier Revolutionary era homestead.
The idyllic property includes a large pond, a pool, a barn, a blacksmith shop, and a spring house.
Let’s take a peek inside the vintage main house – shall we?
You enter into this quaint mudroom:
In the magical city of San Francisco is a typical Victorian home on a typical street of historic homes…. inside that house, well, let’s just say, is another world altogether.
The gal who owns this home in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco contacted me and I jumped at the chance to showcase her wickedly awesome abode.
Jaina Bee is the owner/founder/curator of this private residence turned communal art project.
Yes, she does indeed live here.
For a whopping $220 million you can buy the former home of acclaimed cubist artist Pablo Picasso. This beautiful villa and studio in the French town of Mougins just north of Cannes was home to Picasso for the last 12 years of his life.
Apart from his avant guard body of work, Picasso is known for his many mistresses and the immense amount of personal wealth he amassed from the sales of his work.
This was the home that he shared with his second wife Jacqueline Roque. They were married from 1961 until Picasso died in 1973. Jacqueline lived in the house alone another 13 years until her death in 1986.
The villa remained empty from the time of Roque’s death until it was bought in recent years by a Belgian art dealer who poured millions into restoring and expanding the house.
The dealer apparently paid around $16 million for the property, but now is asking $220 million.
I love seeing inside the homes of artistic people. A peek into these abodes is like a voyeuristic peek into the unquiet creative minds that so wonderfully enrich the human experience.
So when I saw on Curbed.com that artist/architect James Hubbell’s house in the Cuyamaca Mountains east of San Diego in California was for sale, I couldn’t wait to see inside.
James Hubbell designed the house himself in 1972. It is a sculpted cement dome-like residence with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
The listing lingo declares that Hubbell has an “uncanny ability to blend Art, Architecture, Sculpture & Craft” – and indeed, this is apparent in every inch of his home.
The sculpted retreat is listed for sale at $385,000.
Hubbell no longer owns the house (it last sold in the year 2000 for $238,000) But his mark is still all over this very unique property.
I just love this place. Green trellis on the walls? It makes me feel like I am peering into a Parisian apartment with treillage room.
This elegant antebellum house is actually located in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
The home is owned by Peter Rogers who was one of the original “Mad Men” – a 1960’s era ad creator. Rogers bought the place and then renovated to his own unique tastes.