Beachy homes

1923 Sears Kit Home for sale in Venice, CA

image from: www.redfin.com

image from: www.redfin.com

This adorable home in trendy Venice, California is heating up the house web with debate about its origins.

It is purported to be a Sears and Roebuck Co mail order kit home but there is some disagreement as to what model it is.

image from: www.redfin.com

image from: www.redfin.com

Curbed LA had the opinion that the home was a Silverdale model but my first thought was that it looked nothing like a Silverdale, even with modifications that may have been made over the years.

Discussion on the Sears Homes Facebook page confirmed what I suspected.

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Surf pods

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

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

Going to the UK again today for a look at these adorable things…

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

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

They are called Atlantic Surf Pods and they are located on the north Cornish coast of England.

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

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

Staying in these types of pods for vacations (or holidays as the British say) is known as “glamping” – a glamorous version of camping. This luxury glamping site is just a mile from the famous surfing beaches of Bude.

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Half million dollar oceanfront shack for sale

Actually it’s a former lobster trap shed.

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/55-pond-rd-truro-ma

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/55-pond-rd-truro-ma

Well, two of them if you count the studio next door.  Price? $575,000

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

Measuring in at 384 square feet, this place is just real estate insanity.

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

Sure it’s cute – vintage, beachy – shabby-chic even; but I do believe that one of my bathrooms is bigger than this, um, house. (Does it even have a bathroom??)

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Northern Michigan masterpiece

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

Have a look at this incredible 15,000 square foot lakeside mansion on Mullett Lake in northern Michigan.

Let me just warn you: jaw surgery may be necessary after viewing this home!

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

A realtor friend in northern Michigan sent me the listing which just went live this month. He describes the house as a “Great Gatsby-esque masterpiece“. Now I know Great Gatsby references are all the rage lately, but there really is no better way to describe this home. And yes, it is a private home.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The 10 bedroom, 15 bathroom house has sensational lake views and many, many impressive features – so many that I will only try to mention a few here.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The gated property is very private, located down a paved lane on 14 acres of beautiful woodlands. All of the home’s windows display views of either the lake or the forest.

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Beautiful Bay of Fundy home for sale

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

This one’s a beauty! Located in Hall’s Harbour, Kings County, Nova Scotia, this seaside home is currently listed for sale.

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

Hall’s Harbour is a quaint Canadian fishing village in the southwest region of Nova Scotia.

This seaside home overlooks the famous Bay of Fundy – which is known for having the highest tidal range in the world.

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

With ample deck space and a multitude of windows oriented toward the sea, you can spend endless days and night watching the tides go in and out at this comfortable home.

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

Yes, I’m starting to sound like a realtor – but I really love this place! And it’s for sale!

At $739,000.00 (Canadian) it is far beyond my meager budget, but this house will make some lucky buyer very happy.

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

Have a look inside…

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~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

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