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Big Sur beauties

At the request of a reader who is searching for a home in Big Sur, California, I am featuring three Big Sur homes today for comparison. So let's see which one you would pick! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ House #1 The first one is a Mickey Muennig designed remodel of a 1977 home. This particular home is listed...

Wabi Sabi Cottage

Today I am featuring Wabi Sabi Cottage... A new house with an old soul. I stumbled onto Wabi Sabi Cottage online quite by chance and the owner, Joan Thompson, was gracious enough to let me share these photos with you. Wabi Sabi Cottage is located in the Historic Sheepscot Village, near Alna, Maine. The cottage overlooks the tidal Sheepscot River and is...

The ‘Bird in Flight’ house

I have always wondered how they get wood to bend - but this place goes beyond a curved roof - it is literally undulating! The "wave house" is currently for sale in Lambertville, New Jersey for $1,100,000. It is dramatic, it is graceful, and yes, it looks like a bird in...

Ojo Del Sol: The Fish House

The official name is: Ojo Del Sol (English translation - Eye of the Sun) It is located in West Berkeley, California. Locals call it the Fish House. The home was actually designed in the early 1990's by architect Eugene Tsui for his parents so it is also known as the Tsui House. The building was given its official...

Earl Young’s Boulder Manor in Charlevoix, Michigan is for sale!

Last year I did a post about the unusual and adorable stone cottages designed by Earl Young in Charlevoix, Michigan. I still get emails about that post from people wanting to know if they can buy one. Well, if you have the cash, YES YOU CAN buy one of Earl Young's creations because...

Mickey Muennig designed Big Sur house for sale

One of architect Mickey Muennig's Big Sur, California creations is for sale! Built in 1986, this unique sod-roof mountain marvel is located on a pine-filled bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I think if there was a heaven for house lovers, this might be it. Mickey Muennig is famous for his unorthodox, tree-house and half-buried organic designs and...

Blue Winged House

Ever have a really bad day when you just want to go.... design something? That was actually the impetus behind this creative home addition. The caption directly below this photo on Flickr reads: We lost a giant sugar maple that sat right in the middle of this photograph, and salved our wounds by re-knitting...

Captain McAlmond’s House

Here's a slightly creepy looking Gothic Revival style house in Washington State (and I say that with great affection because it reminds me of my slightly creepy old Gothic Revival house). I saw this house listed last year on the Old House Dreams website and when I checked again recently it was still for sale - with...

The Mushroom House house in New York state

This house, or grouping of pods, strikes me more as a bunch of toadstools rather than mushrooms. Not to get too technical, but I think of mushrooms as short, squat, fat little things. And we have featured plenty of short, squat mushroom houses here at House Crazy (see here, here and here). But...

The Crescent House

Yes, this house is shaped as a crescent. Grub-like in its appearance from the rear, it is one of those unusual architectural fantasies fully realized. The Crescent House is located in Shizuoka, Japan. It was designed by the Japanese architectural firm Shigeru Ban Architects. The unique C-shaped design is elevated on "pilotis". The configuration frames views to Mt. Fuji...