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Edith Macefield’s House

Remember that Disney movie UP? Turns out it was based on a true story. This is the story of the little old lady who hung on to her historic home until the very last hurrah. In the movie it was an elderly man who stubbornly clung to his house in the...

Kelley castle

Recently I received the following email: Dear Sarah I share your interest in homes. I have a project I expect you will find interesting. It is not complete but far enough along you can see where it's going. - Pete Kelley Tell me more! My project is about 60 miles NW of Wausau, Wisconsin...

Another bizarre house-like thing in the desert

The desert hosts weird things. Aliens. Nuclear testing facilities. Odd houses. Like this one in the Coachella Valley near Joshua Tree National Park in California. I'm starting 2015 off with this stylin' house because it pretty much encapsulates how I feel about the new year: optimistic, bold, and slightly dizzy. Without question,...

Colorado’s famous Spaceship House

Beam me up! When I think of Colorado (my adopted home state), I think of mountains, skiing, and the infamous Spaceship House. I have been in love with this beauty since I first laid eyes on her back in 2001. While some claim the private residence to be downright ugly...

House of weird angles

Somebody had fun with this house. This trippy lil' thing is located in Los Angeles, California. It is up for sale for only $389,900 - a bargain price for LA - no? The listing says it was built in 1921. I'm going to assume there was an original structure under there...

The purple house

Have you heard about this place in the UK? Now I love purple - lavender, mauve, grape, lilac - whatever. That's my color. But when EVERY room is draped and dripping and dragging with purple; well, it's even a bit much for me. So when you decorate your house with this much...

A million dollar 500 square foot hovel

It's off the market now, but this little gem was on for sale as recently as this summer for $1,199,000. Sure it has a stellar location in Montecito, California with over and acre of property. And it even has a historic pedigree - being hand-built and originally owned by members of...

A rain forest castle in Washington State

This modern castle is located in Sedro Woolley, Washington and has been on the market since 2008. It is one of those very unique properties having trouble finding that "special someone" to buy it. The price is now down to $895,000 and that is a pretty swell deal because not only do...

Rezoned and Repurposed: a wacky Wisconsin church

A reader contacted me about this amazing church converted into a private home in Wisconsin that is for sale! The owner is interior designer Cynthia Weston so you can bet there is something interesting going on inside. However, if you are thinking that the decor of this former church has been featured in some haughty design mags,...

Fun stuff – The Bunny Lane House

A house built inside of a large metal shed. Why? Just 'cause. It's art folks! Who does that? And then calls it "The Bunny Lane House"? This guy: Adam Kalkin is an architectural bad-ass who thinks outside the box; er, well.... something like that. In any case, he's brilliant. And perfect fodder for us here at...