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.
Discussion on the Sears Homes Facebook page confirmed what I suspected.
Can’t get away this long weekend? Me neither. But look what I found for our virtual vacation….
A tiny cottage made of stone!
It is rather rustic on the outside but almost ethereal on the inside:
Behold the miracle of white paint. (And perfect cottage decorating sense!)
My final house post will be this adorable historic cottage in eastern Canada. Why? Because I love Canada, and because I love historic houses. Plus, this is a quick and easy post after doing some rather research-heavy posts this past month.
So here is little red Morris Manor in the tiny village of Trinity, Newfoundland, population 191. (Number of dwellings: 146)
Trinity is so named because the Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real discovered the spot after arriving there on Trinity Sunday in the year 1501. Yes, it is that old. Trinity’s other claim to fame is that it was one of the main filming locations for the 2001 movie The Shipping News, based on the famous Annie Proulx novel by the same name.
Morris Manor is not nearly as old as the settlement of Trinity, but it’s still fairly old – built circa 1877.
The original owner was Nathaniel Morris, or ‘Gentleman Nat’ as the locals referred to him. The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is now used as a vacation rental.
Have a look at this idyllic farmhouse in the countryside of southern Norway. The cozy abode is actually used as a self-catering vacation rental.
Of course at this time of year, it looks more like this:
The farmhouse is rentable year-round but is most popular in the summer season because it is only 100 meters from a lake with free trout fishing. Apparently trout fishing is BIG in Norway!
The property also includes a barn, a small museum, a “smithy” and a bee house.
Have a look inside the house….
It has been updated and remodeled, but with an eye toward keeping the quaint old-country feel.