Horton Bay General Store In Northern Michigan

House Crazy Sarah is obsessed with real-life old country stores.... The Horton Bay General Store in Boyne City, Michigan (near the lake resort towns of Charlevoix & Petoskey), is notable not only for its preserved historic character, but also for one of its famous former patrons: none other than classic American writer, Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway... Continue Reading →

An Idyllic Mountain Cottage in Northern Italy

When House Crazy Sarah came across photos of this place on Facebook, she stopped scrolling and her breath actually caught in her throat! These aren't stylized postcards - they are real photos of an actual home. What a life to live! High above the troubles of the world in a scenic alpine setting is this... Continue Reading →

The Saugerties Lighthouse: An Unusual Bed & Breakfast

House Crazy Sarah loves unusual historic structures converted to dwellings.... and one of her all-time favorites is the historic Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River north of Saugerties, New York. When the lighthouse was built in 1869, it replaced an even earlier 1838 lighthouse. The beautiful red-brick structure still stands strong to this day. Although the... Continue Reading →

Bredevoort, Netherlands: The Most Bookish Town in Europe

Have you ever heard of a book town? A 'book town' is an officially designated site that caters to bibliophile tourists. Bredevoort (with a population of about 1,500) is a small medieval town in the Netherlands that was designated a book town in 1993 because of its more than 20 secondhand and antiquarian bookshops. In... Continue Reading →

Cottage Peeping At Chautauqua Park In Boulder Colorado

One fine weekend not too long ago, House Crazy Sarah ventured up to Boulder, Colorado and stumbled upon the cutest little Victorian cottage/cabin community at the base of the famous Flat Iron mountains. It was called "The Colorado Chautauqua" at Chautauqua Park and it had everything from its own restaurant to its own general store.... Continue Reading →

Old Country Store Converted To Family Home

Look at this sweet little piece of Americana! Located in Bernhard's Bay in upstate New York near Syracuse, this authentic 1840's Country Store is currently for sale for $195,000. It is zoned commercial and/or residential so you could live in an unusual home and run your own business there! As far as old country stores... Continue Reading →

Nova Scotia Church Converted To An Amazing Home

In honor of Oh Canada Day, let's have a look at another sweetheart abode in good ol' Canadia. This 1820 Church has been creatively converted to a family home, and look how fun it is! Located at 13730 Highway 3, in Dayspring, Nova Scotia this amazing church renovation is currently for sale for the super... Continue Reading →

Buy An Historic Village In France!

Ever wanted to own your own village? How about a picturesque 17th century hamlet in France? House Crazy Sarah is head over heels for Le Gohic - an historic hamlet in Quistinic, Brittany, France. Set on thirteen acres of peaceful gardens, gentle woodlands, and rolling hills, this beautiful place is up for sale. Le Gohic... Continue Reading →

Converted Huron Railway Substation In Los Angeles

Look at this unique find in the north-east area of Los Angeles. Listed as a "Historic Cultural Monument" by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission, the Los Angeles Railway Huron Substation was built in 1906-08 and is the second oldest surviving substation in the city. The building formerly housed equipment to convert high-voltage electricity to... Continue Reading →

Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding Shop In Buxton, England

Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding in Buxton, England is thrilling for several reasons. For starters, it is a used/rare bookstore loaded with vintage books in a very unique centuries old five-story building. Prior to becoming a bookstore, the building was a Victorian shop with living accommodations. The cellar still houses the old kitchen range and stone... Continue Reading →

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