My blogger friend and fellow house fanatic Sue over at Housekaboodle alerted me to this amazing property on the market in Cornish, Maine. (“It looks like your sort of thing“)
Heck yeah! Sue knows me well - I am a major sucker for antique Cape Cod houses!
But this particular spread is known as the Noah Weeks farmstead. It comes with an old barn and outbuildings on 10 acres of land.
The house has an attached Janco greenhouse which makes me want to throw on a gardening apron and put my hands in some dirt:
The property also includes an organic veggie garden, but we’re more interested in the 200+ year-old house, right? Let’s have a look inside…
I have been getting A LOT of complaints over the last few months about the advertising on my website.
So much so, that I thought I would address it in a post that has absolutely nothing to do with houses.
Here are some excerpts from recent emails:
I really love your blog but am no longer going to read it because of all the ads
The talking ad boxes on your site are so annoying – can you get rid of them?
Love your site but hate all the moving ads and pop-ups
Please unsubscribe me from your mailing list – you have a fantastic blog but I think you overdo it on the advertising
Yes, these are actual emails that I have recieved.
And here’s my response
See, I work on this blog 40+ hours a week. That’s a FULL TIME freaking job folks.
I research, dig, read, compile, write, size & edit photos ad nauseam, do some of my own photography, travel far and wide to bring you unique content, not to mention all the technical under-the-hood-stuff that I often have to hire an expert to do for me.
Yes, running a website has expenses – as in, I have to PAY MONEY to bring this to you for free.
My readers pay NADA to read my stuff, view and share my content far and wide, pin my pics, etc.
I also get many emails a week asking for free advice - asking how to find/buy/purchase/finance/fix/decorate houses. I get countless emails from HGTV production companies asking for leads on unique homes. I have even been asked to help research people’s college papers! For free!! I answer each and every one of those emails (well, the ones that don’t get caught in my spam trap).
I put my hiney on the line legally by doing all this because I risk being sued for copyright violation of images which I do not have written permission to post. But I believe in a free and open Internet.
Oh yeah, did I mention that I do all this FOR FREE?
Running advertising on my site allows me to get some compensation for all of the work I do.
And believe me, it is VERY LITTLE compensation for the labor I put into this blog.
How much do I make from running ads?
Here at House Crazy, autumn is a favorite season. Halloween, Thanksgiving, corn mazes, and of course, going overboard with pumpkin decorations. The light is elongated and the hues become earthy and intense. Fall just feels spooky and special - at least when you live in an old house like I do.
So I thought I would do a mini-fall equinox celebration by featuring some photos of houses and cabins in all their autumn glory.
I don’t have photo credits for all of these pictures because many of them I just found randomly posted in Fabcebook and Pinterest with no source mentioned. So forgive me if I just popped in a few with no link-backs – like this one:
I will now bow out and let you feast your eyes on these gloriously autumnal abodes….
You may have seen on the news that we are a little soggy here in Colorado.
That’s one of my silly understatements. The National Weather Service is describing some of the flooding as “1000 year events”, and even used the word “biblical” to explain what is occurring in Colorado. [source]
If you are not familiar with Colorado, you have to understand that we just don’t get much rain here, ever. The climate is dry and arid and the worst natural disasters we usually contend with are wildfires due to prolonged drought and extreme heat – like the one that almost had me evacuated in June.
But some weird forces of nature have been conspiring against us and in an unlikely turn of events, we have been getting oodles of monsoon moisture at a time of year when we are usually dry.
Since many thousands of acres of land in Colorado have been scorched by recent fires, the earth is ripe for flash flooding with even a small amount of rain. (The soil composition is compromised and altered after wildfires because there is no more vegetation left to absorb moisture.) So this amount of rain is catastrophic for us.
I discovered this house on the Sears Homes Facebook page. It is located in Niagara Falls, Canada and it looks a lot like a very distinctive Sears Kit Home known as the Alhambra. In fact, it was verified as an Alhambra by Rosemary Thornton who is the preeminent American expert on historic Sears kit homes. Sears Homes are few and far between in Canada, but they do exist. And this one is a pretty fine example of a Sears Roebuck Company mail order home. Here’s how the home model looked when depicted in a 1921 Sears Modern Homes catalog:
And here’s how the Niagara Falls specimen looks today:
The Alhambra style is very distinctive and easy to identify, even when it has been altered and bungled up from renovations and “updates”. But this particular Alhambra on River Road is in very near to original condition!