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.
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!
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.
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…..
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.
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.
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…
…and a hot mama to bring your pie!