Most unusual homes

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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Look at the detail…. pure brilliance.

Halloween crazy house

You may be wondering… did House Crazy Sarah go all out for Halloween?

No, she would only venture as far as a couple of pumpkins and a mini scarecrow:

my house in fall

But a giant hairy spider crawling across the roofline? Maybe next year.

:)

Happy Halloween!

 

 

The purple house

Image from: http://www.viralnova.com/purple-house-for-sale/

Image from: http://www.viralnova.com/purple-house-for-sale/

Have you heard about this place in the UK?

image from: http://www.viralnova.com/purple-house-for-sale/

image from: http://www.viralnova.com/purple-house-for-sale/

Now I love purple – lavender, mauve, grape, lilac – whatever. That’s my color.

But when EVERY room is draped and dripping and dragging with purple; well, it’s even a bit much for me.

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A million dollar 500 square foot hovel

image from: http://smallhouseswoon.com/

image from: http://smallhouseswoon.com/

It’s off the market now, but this little gem was on for sale as recently as this summer for $1,199,000.

Sure it has a stellar location in Montecito, California with over and acre of property. And it even has a historic pedigree – being hand-built and originally owned by members of the Bohemian Mountain Drive Artist Colony. But $1.2 million for a brick hut?

Heck ya, look at this sweet thing!

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Les Containers

image from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Les-containers

image from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Les-containers

Another reader requested abode – although I can’t for the life of me remember who requested it! (Sorry!!)

Les Containers is a très awesome vacation rental in France.

image from: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1849125

image from: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1849125

The structure is a 2-story, 2 bedroom 2-bath getaway cottage built from 2 upcycled shipping containers. (2-2-2-2!!)

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image from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Les-containers/188645264624053

The boxes are stacked, but off-set so it doesn’t totally look like a double-decker box-car.

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image from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Les-containers/188645264624053

The container house is located in Saintry-sur-Seine, Île-de-France which is about 30 kilometers south of Paris.

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A rain forest castle in Washington State

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

This modern castle is located in Sedro Woolley, Washington and has been on the market since 2008.

It is one of those very unique properties having trouble finding that “special someone” to buy it.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The price is now down to $895,000 and that is a pretty swell deal because not only do you get a lovely 3,000 square foot castle, but also 20 acres of lush, west coast rain forest including a year-round creek.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

Cross the creek via your own private drawbridge and enter into your castle!

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~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

"So many houses, so little time"




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