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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The Dakota Building

image from: en.wikipedia.org

image from: en.wikipedia.org

Spooky, ominous, regal and intimidating – The Dakota Building is one of New York City’s most iconic residential structures.

image from: www.stefenturner.com

image from: www.stefenturner.com

Located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this grand building occupies a prime spot overlooking Central Park.

image from: www.thetimes.co.uk

image from: www.thetimes.co.uk

It was built in 1884 when the Manhattan skyline was sparse and largely undeveloped…

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My 5 favorite Christmas movie houses

image from:  hookedonhouses.net

image from: hookedonhouses.net

1) Funny Farm – Cap Cod house in Vermont

This is my absolute favorite movie. All the right elements come together for some big laughs, including the adorable Cap Cod style Vermont farmhouse where much of the drama takes place. Although the movie spans several months in the life of Andy & Elizabeth Farmer, the culmination of the movie is the Christmas scenes when the unlucky couple try to sell their house.

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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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Funky historic row house for sale in Maryland

image from: www.redfin.com

image from: www.redfin.com

A reader sent me this listing for a very unique historic row house in Frederick, Maryland. This home dates back to 1885 and is for sale for $379,900. Have a look inside…

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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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