Wow. House Crazy Sarah needs to take a Valium because this house has my heart going pitter-patter in a very good way.
It would take a special house to make me leave Colorado, but this might be the one! Full of character and personal pizzazz, this purple dollhouse is located in the Mount Tabor section of Parsippany, New Jersey.
Normally I don’t cover celebrity homes (there are a lot of other house bloggers out there who do that) but I thought I’d make an exception for this one.
When I heard last April that singer Richard Marx and his long-time wife actor/dancer Cynthia Rhodes were divorcing, I was shocked and intrigued.
A friend of mine recently visited Ireland and toured the famed Russborough House in County Wicklow, Ireland. He graciously allowed me to use some of the photos he took of this grand estate.
Said to be an excellent example of Palladian architecture, Russborough was built between 1741 and 1755. The home was designed by Richard Casseks for the 1st Earl of Milltown, Joseph Leeson. This was right around the time that my peasant, potato-farming ancestors were being kicked out of Ireland and banished to the New World. But it’s all good now.
Russborough House is not only one of the grandest estates in Ireland, it is also said to be the longest – as visible in this Wikipedia photo below:
The frontage of the building measures in at 210 m (700 ft)!
Russborough House has an interesting history – as I will touch on in a minute. But first, have a look at some of the aesthetic features.