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You can buy the Cape Cod cottage where Gregory Peck got engaged!

This old place has whispers of Cape Cod charm and the ghosts of movie stars past. It's a little rough around the edges - as time and weather have taken their toll; but lovely nonetheless and in vintage condition. Here's the movie star connection: Hollywood golden age heart-throb Gregory Peck reportedly got engaged here...

1930’s Storybook Cottage in Dallas Texas

Who says Dallas, Texas is just a big metro-blob of urban sprawl with no character or history? This delightful storybook home was built in the 1930's by famed local architect Charles Dilbeck. Finished in 1934, this cottage was one of about 350 homes constructed by Dilbeck in the Dallas area. In fact, it sits on a corner...

An Orville Tracy cottage with ‘cat slide’ roof

This distinctive storybook cottage is located in Chico, California. The defining feature is the ridiculously slanted roof which is known as a "cat slide roof" - because even a cat would slide down it! Built in 1926, this charming home is currently listed for sale at $469,000. Have a look inside while I fill...

THIS is how you decorate an old house: 1891 Victorian in Oregon

Image from: Houzz.com (by Kimberley Bryan) When I saw this beautiful 1891 Victorian home featured on Houzz I sat up straight in my chair. I'm so used to seeing old houses gutted and rebuilt to look new on design blogs, that this was a refreshing departure. Sure, there's been some updating, but the...

Franklin Cottage

The historic village of Somesville on Mt. Desert Island in the state of Maine is home to postcard views and this tiny blue shingled cottage: I've been covering so many grand, expensive houses lately on my blog, I thought it was high time for some cottage love. Franklin Cottage is just a stone's throw away from scenic Acadia...

My favorite Hobbit House in Vancouver is for sale!

I was surprised to learn that one of my all-time favorite houses - we're talking going back to college years here folks - in Vancouver British Columbia is for sale! Not necessarily a good thing because it is at risk of being torn down and replaced with some massive modern McMansion. This was the...

Starry-eyed for Starry Night Cottage

I got downright giddy when I found Starry Night Cottage in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Owner Kaye Driscoll Gallahar gave me permission to show you around this adorable 1880's home which is now used as a vacation rental... Kaye and her husband searched for over two years before finding this little gem just a short...

Sweet Carrow Holly

In the Blue Mountains of Australia is a sweet little cottage named Carrow Holly. I'm used to seeing these types of Victorian bungalows in and around North America. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this little gem in Blackheath village in the mountainous region west of Sydney. Carrow Holly was built in 1907 and is...

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...

Magical house in Doli-Mani, Greece

This stone home in Doli-Mani Greece appears to have been built some 300 years ago... But if you look really closely, you may sense that it is a bit too perfect. The structure was actually built in 2003 as a guest house. The cottage and gardens are so enchanting and rustic... I must admit - I was fooled. The...