Cute cottages

Shiny Tiny Mansion

image from: http://shinytinymansion.com/

image from: http://shinytinymansion.com/

Located near Millersburg, Ohio, this sweet cottage is a mere 450 square feet. But it looks so much bigger in the pictures…. maybe it’s because the homeowners follow, nay, embody the philosophy of “Live small to have it all!”

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The Little Cottage on Maple Avenue

photo courtesy of David Lacey

photo courtesy of David Lacey

My friend Canadian artist David Lacey and his wife Heather Stephens like to tackle house projects in their spare time. They are probably laughing boisterously as they read this because they have so many “project” houses, that they have no spare time. David and Heather are also responsible for the X-permit Cabin, The Remodeled School House, and their own home, A Seaside Retreat.

Their latest adventure is 43 Maple Avenue in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia. They bought it as an investment to rent but it needed some work.

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Priory Cottage

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

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

Thatched roof cottage in a village in the English countryside? For sale and fully renovated? Rose covered?

Here you go!

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

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

The roof has recently been rethatched and the exterior is impeccable for its age.
“Charming”, “Idyllic” and “Quiet” are the descriptive words used in the listing write-up, as you might expect.

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Cozy Colorado Victorian for sale

image from: realtor.com

image from: realtor.com

I found this vintage cottage in the mountain town of Georgetown, Colorado.

Georgetown is a historic landmark district that has been kept largely in its Victorian state. The town definitely has that Hallmark Christmas card feel about it.

image from: thedenverchannel.com

image from: thedenverchannel.com

In fact, our favorite singer here at House Crazy – John Denver – was so taken with the village that he actually filmed a movie in Georgetown back in 1986 called The Christmas Gift.

The price of this 1880 two-bedroom bungalow is $335,000. That may seem high for a small older home, but keep in mind that Georgetown is just a short drive from world class skiing. And look how perfect it is inside…

image from: realtor.com

image from: realtor.com

The house has southern exposure – which is a big selling point in these high mountain towns surrounded by towering mountain ranges.

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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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Sarah Felix Burns

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