Reflections On A Year

It's been one helluva year for House Crazy Sarah!  At this time last year, she was living in Colorado, dreaming about one day returning to her homeland of Canada, not knowing if it would ever happen. Many long months followed of planning, applying, prepping, and logistical jigsaw puzzles complicated by the ever-present threat of COVID.... Continue Reading →

Enchanting Bookstore In A 700 Year Old Church In The Netherlands

Historic cathedral converted into a bookshop? YES PLEASE! House Crazy Sarah has a thing for historic churches, and she has a thing for unique book shops, so when she saw this place, which is an incredible combination of the two, she swooned with delight. The Boekhandel Dominicanen, is located in Maastricht, Netherlands. Housed in a... Continue Reading →

Christmas At House Crazy Sarah’s House

Come friends, have a look at House Crazy Sarah's house all prettied up for Christmas... This year is extra special because it is House Crazy Sarah's first Christmas in her new Canada house, which she has named Maple Cottage. Her daughter started bugging her the day after Halloween to put up Christmas decorations, but House... Continue Reading →

Little Red Christmas Cottage

What a treat it was to come across this darling cottage in In Kalamazoo County, Augusta, Michigan. The owner has graciously allowed House Crazy Sarah to share photos of the home all decked out for the holiday season. Homeowner Nancy Webster explains that this humble cottage has been in her family since the year it... Continue Reading →

Notre-Dame-Des-Victoires Church In Quebec City

Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church in Quebec City sparkles like a scene in an old-fashioned Christmas card! Magical and historic, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires is a small Roman Catholic church on Place Royale in the lower town of Old Quebec City, in the province of Quebec, Canada. Construction was started on the stone building in 1687 and was completed in 1723.... Continue Reading →

18th Century Homestead For Sale In New Hampshire

Here's a fascinating place for sale in the quaint town of Effingham, New Hampshire. This marvelous grouping of buildings - main house, Cape cottage, and barn - is listed for $379,000. The 1822 farmhouse is painted an attractive sky blue color. The smaller Cape (circa 1790) still retains the original wooden sink and outhouse, and... Continue Reading →

Thimble Cottage

Located in Marshall, Michigan is this darling home known as Thimble Cottage. The homeowner, Robbyn Christenson Coulon, has generously shared these photos with us and her story of the home is quoted below... "Thimble Cottage got its name because of its 1000 sq. ft. size. It was such a sweet, little place, I told my... Continue Reading →

The Real House From ‘The Holiday’ Movie

Who doesn't love watching the 2006 darling Christmas movie The Holiday starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz around this time of year? Most of us fell head-over-heels in love with Iris's whimsical stone cottage. But did you know the house we fell in love with is not actually a real house? Sadly, it's true. The... Continue Reading →

Michelangelo’s Tuscan Villa Is for Sale

Great artists have to live somewhere. For famed Rennaisance painter Michelangelo, it was this bucolic farmhouse in rural Tuscany. Best known for his paintings in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 – 1564) purchased this property in the year 1549. After his death, the home remained in his family until 1867. The... Continue Reading →

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