Cute cottages

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….

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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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A 300 year-old Swiss Cottage to swoon over

image from: www.welcomebeyond.com

image from: www.welcomebeyond.com

Ski season is officially here so it’s time for House Crazy Sarah to indulge her inner ski-bum (yeah right) and look at some Swiss ski chalets!

image from: www.welcomebeyond.com

image from: www.welcomebeyond.com

This lovely cottage is located on Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland.

The historic chalet was actually moved from its original location - over 30 kilometers away - in the 1970′s.

image from: www.welcomebeyond.com

image from: www.welcomebeyond.com

Today the cottage serves as a vacation rental and has so much to offer at any time of the year.

The views of Lake Lucerne…..

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Little bungalow with lots of funk

image from: www.redfin.com

image from: www.redfin.com

It’s pretty tame from the outside – maybe even lame – but this little bungalow’s heart-beat red door hints of something else going on inside.

image from: www.redfin.com

image from: www.redfin.com

Located on the eastside of Los Angeles, this 1939 bungalow has many original features that mesh well with the fresh décor.

The cottage only measures in at a mere 830 square feet, but it packs quite a punch when it comes to style.

image from: www.redfin.com

image from: www.redfin.com

Underneath the cow, you have original hardwood floors.  Also note the corner fireplace and coved ceilings that were so popular in that era.

The dining room is rather impactful with dark chalk-board paint…

image from: www.redfin.com

image from: www.redfin.com

…and a hot mama to bring your pie!

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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

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Julia Callon featured on Wondereur

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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
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