I’ve got a fun one for you today…
Ever wanted to live in a former prison? Yeah me too. Here’s your chance!
Located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, this old place was used as the Carbon County Prison from 1871 to 1995. It was purchased privately in 1995 and then opened as tourist attraction – which it still is today. But the jail museum is currently up for sale so it could be your personal fun house for $750,000.
The old stone prison actually has the original warden’s quarters intact with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so you could potentially live there.
Have a look at the main cell block:
I have a pretty one for you today.
Le Moulin du Roc is a unique hotel located in the Périgord region of France. The quaint yet luxurious compound is actually made up of three separate former mill buildings set along the River Dronne.
The mill structures date back to the year 1670!
Le Moulin Du Roc has a total of 15 guest rooms which are situated throughout the three mill buildings and connected by charming bridges, walkways and staircases.
Today’s post is purely for aesthetic delight – with a western slant.
Here you see an authentic 19th century barn near Philipsburg, Montana that has been repurposed into an incredible living space.
But it is not a private residence, no sir. It is offered up as “glamping” accommodations for the discerning western wanna-be.
Which kind of defeats the purpose of camping and being close to nature.
A reader contacted me about this amazing church converted into a private home in Wisconsin that is for sale! The owner is interior designer Cynthia Weston so you can bet there is something interesting going on inside.
However, if you are thinking that the decor of this former church has been featured in some haughty design mags, think again.
The interior of this Lake Mills, Wisconsin home is more like a dizzying regurgitation of art, color, and pop culture bric-a-brac from around the world (and across the time-space continuum).
You are reading House Crazy, after all.
I love old books and I love old buildings. I adore old buildings converted into independent bookstores in scenic out-of-the-way locales.
Are you with me here?
The Book Mill is located in Montague, Massachusetts and it operates as a used bookstore/café/most cozy place in the world to drink tea.
The bookstore is housed in an 1834 grist mill that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Alvah Stone Mill.
The gradual waterfall still runs down the side of the former mill.
Have a look at what they’ve done inside: