Fixer Upper Civil War Mansion

Old house lovers! Look at this gorgeous brick beauty in Auburn, New York. She was built in 1861 at the very onset of the American Civil War. The architect-designed Gothic Revival mansion was constructed for wealthy banker James Seymour with the finest materials his money could buy. Currently, she is a little worse for the... Continue Reading →

Old Michigan Church Converted Into A Beautiful Home

House Crazy Sarah is in love with old churches that people have turned into homes. This one in central Michigan just popped up for sale before Christmas so she had to share it with you! Located in a small rural town called Onondaga (northwest of Detroit), this 1877 church was converted to a house by... Continue Reading →

Old Houses Decked Out For The Holidays

There's just something about an old house decorated for Christmas... Victorians look lovely in their Christmas splendor, but old farmhouses with bows and boughs and wreaths also hold a certain appeal... House Crazy Sarah perused her on-line old house groups for photos people were posting of their holiday home decor and found a whole different... Continue Reading →

Photos Of Christmas Trees From A Century Ago

House Crazy loves old family photos because they give us a peek into the homes of the past. Christmas photos from the late 1800's and early 1900's show us what Christmas trees used to look like. Not surprisingly, they were very different than the perfectly coiffed, perfectly shaped specimens we have on display today. Historically,... Continue Reading →

Scandinavian Houses In Winter

House Crazy Sarah is not a big fan of winter, but she has always had a fascination with the homes of Scandinavia. She is about 3% Swedish according the her Ancestry DNA results, so that's probably where her natural affinity for Scandinavia comes from. But where exactly is Scandinavia? Scandinavia is the land mass of... Continue Reading →

Orchard House: Where Louisa May Alcott Wrote Little Women

This very old Concord Massachusetts dwelling named Orchard House has a literary history indeed. The widely beloved book Little Women was written here! The fictional characters of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March were partly based on author Louisa May Alcott's real-life family and the setting was based on Orchard House, her family home. In... Continue Reading →

The Art of Hygge – Or Something Like It

It’s early December and not even technically winter yet but House Crazy Sarah is already whimpering the winter blues. As she was doing her yearly contemplation of a move to southern Arizona, an article in The New Yorker caught her eye. The writer was extolling the virtues of a Danish concept called “hygge” (pronounced hoo-ga).... Continue Reading →

Twin Historic Round Cottages For Sale in Mississippi

What's better than one adorable round cottage in the bayou? How about TWO twin cottages in the bayou! Just a short walk from the beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi, are these darling siblings that date back to the 1880's. You can buy them both and the land they are on for $350,000 (reduced from $375,000).... Continue Reading →

For Sale: 1390 Wealdon Hall House in Norfolk UK

Have you ever wanted to live in Medieval times? Here you go! This stunning Grade II Listed thatched-roof residence is for sale for £595,000 ($764,705 in US dollars). It feels more cottage than manor house as its formal name suggests, but it is undoubtedly a historic gem in the Norfolk countryside. Norfolk is a county... Continue Reading →

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