The Oldest House in Harlem

image from: Fade of the Day: http://www.whatwasthere.com/b/71778

image from: Fade of the Day: http://www.whatwasthere.com/b/71778

I recently spotted the above picture on my Facebook feed. The 1930’s photo of an 1864 house was posted by What Was There with the caption: “The Oldest Residential House in Harlem“. It piqued my curiosity so I did some Google sleuthing and found that the house is not only still standing – it is for sale!

Here’s what it looks like today:

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Did my old house FINALLY sell??

My old house finally sold!!!

Could it be?

Yes it sold.

[cue the Hallelujah chorus]

I didn’t want to say anything until the ink was dry – heck, until the ink was set for a couple of weeks, because I didn’t want to jinx it.

If you are a longtime reader of House Crazy, you know that I have been trying for years to sell my old house, only to be let down on numerous occasions, like here, and here, and here and here.

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The Tugboat/Lighthouse House in Connecticut

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

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

This unusual abode is located in West Haven, Connecticut. It is indeed part lighthouse, part tug boat and part regular old house. Wait, what?

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Shiny Tiny Mansion

image from: http://shinytinymansion.com/

image from: http://shinytinymansion.com/

Located near Millersburg, Ohio, this sweet cottage is a mere 450 square feet. But it looks so much bigger in the pictures…. maybe it’s because the homeowners follow, nay, embody the philosophy of “Live small to have it all!”

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The Haunted Lemp Family Mansion

image from: www.ksdk.com

image from: www.ksdk.com

I got a reader request to do a post on this historic home in St. Louis, Missouri. It has the morbid reputation of being the site of not one, not two, but THREE suicides of Lemp family members. And one mysterious death.

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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

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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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