Cute cottages

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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Gilly Cottage in the UK

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

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

Can’t get away this long weekend? Me neither. :(  But look what I found for our virtual vacation….

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

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

A tiny cottage made of stone!

It is rather rustic on the outside but almost ethereal on the inside:

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

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

Behold the miracle of white paint. (And perfect cottage decorating sense!)

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Gothic Romance: Cottage in the woods for sale

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

I’m a sucker for Gothic Revival houses.

So when I came across this sweet little thing, I just had to do a post on her.

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

Isn’t she adorable?

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Historic red cottage in Trinity, Newfoundland

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344249vb

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344249vb

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)

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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.

image from: http://www.vintagenewfoundland.ca/morris.html

image from: http://www.vintagenewfoundland.ca/morris.html

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.

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Charming old farmhouse in Froland, Norway

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92066

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92066

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:

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92066

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92066

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!

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92066

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92066

The property also includes a barn, a small museum, a “smithy” and a bee house.

Have a look inside the house….

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92066

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92066

It has been updated and remodeled, but with an eye toward keeping the quaint old-country feel.

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Sarah Felix Burns

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