Most unusual homes

Kelley castle

photo credit: Arleen Kelley

photo credit: Arleen Kelley

Recently I received the following email:
Dear Sarah
I share your interest in homes. I have a project I expect you will find interesting. It is not complete but far enough along you can see where it’s going.
- Pete Kelley
photo credit: Arleen Kelley

photo credit: Arleen Kelley

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Another bizarre house-like thing in the desert

image from: http://la.curbed.com/

image from: http://la.curbed.com/

The desert hosts weird things. Aliens. Nuclear testing facilities. Odd houses.

Like this one in the Coachella Valley near Joshua Tree National Park in California.

I’m starting 2015 off with this stylin’ house because it pretty much encapsulates how I feel about the new year: optimistic, bold, and slightly dizzy.

image from: http://organicmodernestate.com/

image from: http://organicmodernestate.com/

Without question, it is stunning. Whether in a good or bad way, is in the eye of the beholder. I happen to love unusual dwellings in desert settings, so I am very impressed with this home.

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Colorado’s famous Spaceship House

image from: www.forbes.com

image from: www.forbes.com

Beam me up! When I think of Colorado (my adopted home state), I think of mountains, skiing, and the infamous Spaceship House. I have been in love with this beauty since I first laid eyes on her back in 2001.

image from: www.onlycolorado.com

image from: www.onlycolorado.com

While some claim the private residence to be downright ugly (Forbes magazine!) I think the house is absolutely captivating. And its mountain perch is the perfect setting for this UFO-esque thing.

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House of weird angles

image from: www.redfin.com

image from: www.redfin.com

Somebody had fun with this house.

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That crazy Halloween neighbor

Halloween crazy house

Yep, that’s my neighbor. Literally. That is my neighbor’s house.

Halloween crazy house

Like my old house, this is one of the most notoriously haunted houses in town.

My neighbor not only embraces his old house’s sordid reputation – he flaunts it!

Halloween crazy house

He rescued this beauty a couple years ago and has been tirelessly working to restore the old girl to her queenly state.

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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

Featured house artist:

Julia Callon featured on Wondereur

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Featured house books:

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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