Most unusual homes

A WOW house for water and disco lovers

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

This house in Marina Del Rey, California is just wicked cool. Not only does it have a 10,000 gallon shark tank [is it legal to have sharks as pets??], it also has one of those glass-bottomed rooftop pools:

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

They went all-out on this crazy house which is currently listed for sale at: $5.725 million

image from: http://www.estately.com

image from: http://www.estately.com

Part Steampunk, part ’80′s rewind; the style is just a big mish-mash of gaudy-chic disco-ball metallic paint and faux-finish.

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Surf pods

image from: http://www.pitchup.com

image from: http://www.pitchup.com

Going to the UK again today for a look at these adorable things…

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

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

They are called Atlantic Surf Pods and they are located on the north Cornish coast of England.

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

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

Staying in these types of pods for vacations (or holidays as the British say) is known as “glamping” – a glamorous version of camping. This luxury glamping site is just a mile from the famous surfing beaches of Bude.

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Bug houses

image from: http://www.inspirationgreen.com/ Photo by Bob Daamen www.flickr.com

image from: http://www.inspirationgreen.com/ Photo by Bob Daamen www.flickr.com

Here at House Crazy, we’ve seen tree houses and book houses and doll houses and gnome houses, but what about bug houses? You got it - a place for your pet insects to live.

Since most insects are just passing through, however, a “bug motel” might be a more appropriate term.

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House Peeping Earl Young homes in Charlevoix

House Crazy Sarah in front of an Earl Young cottage

On the long drive up to Canada, we decided to go through the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to get an idea of the landscape along Lake Michigan. I can’t believe I’ve never really spent time in that area before because it is GORGEOUS! We stopped over in Charlevoix and had lunch at this peculiar restaurant right on the waterway next to the drawbridge – gave the kids quite a thrill.

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

I poked around inside the main dining room which was off-limits at the time because it was being set up for the night’s fancy dinner. But you know me.

Lo and behold, I saw this BEHEMOTH stone fireplace which I knew immediately was an Earl Young original:

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

This is what it looked like from the exterior:

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

Look at the size of those boulders!

I consulted my Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix book (which I just happened to be carrying around in my SUV) and there it was….

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The largest (bank owned) house in Canada

image from: whispersfromtheedgeoftherainforest.blogspot.com

image from: whispersfromtheedgeoftherainforest.blogspot.com

Since I am up in Canada for the summer, I thought I’d take a closer look at the largest house in Canada. No Queen of Versailles bling-bling here – this sleek thing is way out in the Canadian wilderness.

image from: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

image from: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

The setting is pristine and remote but the house clocks in at more square feet that the American White House!

65,000 square feet to be exact – that’s the same size as Bill Gates’ house!

image from: priceypads.com

image from: priceypads.com

It is located near the town of Haileybury in north-eastern Ontario, along the shores of Lake Temiskaming.

(See map below)

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~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

"So many houses, so little time"






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Creating the Artful Home
Mushroom House of Charlevoix

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JACKFISH - The Vanishing Village

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Song Over Quiet Lake
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