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The Oldest House in Harlem

I recently spotted the above picture on my Facebook feed. The 1930's photo of an 1864 house was posted by What Was There with the caption: "The Oldest Residential House in Harlem". It piqued my curiosity so I did some Google sleuthing and found that the house is not...

The Haunted Lemp Family Mansion

I got a reader request to do a post on this historic home in St. Louis, Missouri. It has the morbid reputation of being the site of not one, not two, but THREE suicides of Lemp family members. And one mysterious death. The Lemp family built their fortune from the...

Purple dreamin’ in Parsippany

Wow. House Crazy Sarah needs to take a Valium because this house has my heart going pitter-patter in a very good way. It would take a special house to make me leave Colorado, but this might be the one! Full of character and personal pizzazz, this purple dollhouse is located...

Cynthia Rhodes & Richard Marx’s house for sale

Normally I don't cover celebrity homes (there are a lot of other house bloggers out there who do that) but I thought I'd make an exception for this one. When I heard last April that singer Richard Marx and his long-time wife actor/dancer Cynthia Rhodes were divorcing, I was shocked...

Once Upon a Michigan Lake Front…

....there was this beautiful fairy tale Victorian shingle home. And it was for sale! It's definitely one of a kind - I've never seen anything like it before. Except for perhaps a Dutch windmill combined with an Orville Tracy cottage with cat slide roof. The home was built in the year 1900....

Ireland’s grandest house: Russborough

A friend of mine recently visited Ireland and toured the famed Russborough House in County Wicklow, Ireland. He graciously allowed me to use some of the photos he took of this grand estate. Said to be an excellent example of Palladian architecture, Russborough was built between 1741 and 1755. The...

A creepy house named Verulam – for sale for the first time since 1924!

Some say it resembles the Addams Family home. Some say it is haunted. It does give one pause, doesn't it? Talk about being frozen in time. This 19th century relic sits across from a modern sports stadium in the Paddington neighborhood of Sydney, Australia but it remains essentially untouched by the modern...

Alexandria Virginia oldies

Reader Jim D. of Virginia is a fellow house peeper who sent me some of his house photos in and around Alexandria, VA. Like House Crazy Sarah, Jim is nuts about looking at unique older homes. He is also on an epic house-hunting journey to find that perfect (affordable) cottage. Jim...

For the love of an old farmhouse

I cannot resist the urge to share these photos of a positively lovely old farmhouse. I tried and tried to get permission from the realtor/homeowner to use pictures of this house but never did get a reply. I was so charmed, however, by this quaint property in rural upstate New...

The Secret Annex of The Anne Frank House

The world learned about a German Jewish girl named Anne Frank through her own candid words preserved in a personal diary that miraculously survived the Holocaust. Sadly, Anne did not survive. But her words have lived on for generations, as has the very house where she and her Jewish family hid for 2 years before being found by...