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10 Pictures Of The Most White Minimalist Hotel You Will Ever See

MAR ADENTRO HOTEL AND RESIDENCES: THE MINIMALIST WITH A MELANGE OF NATURE AND MODERNITY A state-of-art living space built right over the deep blue oceans and clothed entirely in chaste white is sure to leave us mesmerized and tranquil. In today’s world, brimming with colours, a touch of simplicity generates a sense...

9 Examples Of Springtime Wreaths To Make For Your Home

For all of our readers in the northern hemisphere, spring is here! And to welcome this beautiful respite from the freezing cold that was the winter, it’s time to let your creative juices flow and bring floral decorations into your life and home. And for those in other parts...

What’s the Difference between a Pouf and an Ottoman

“No violence, gentlemen ---- no violence, I beg of you! Consider the furniture!” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone)   The operative word here being “consider”, so why don’t we consider two popular forms of furniture that are often misperceived.     Furniture is pivotal to every household and it...

Guthrie McBane Grist Mill

What a treat it was to come across Guthrie McBane - an 1830's grist mill converted into a beautiful home with a 1920's guest cabin in Snow Camp, North Carolina.   The main house is a stunning preservation of grist mill history, and the 5 acres it comes on - complete...

Aphrodite Cottage

Aphrodite, in Greek mythology, was the goddess of love and desire. Her natural beauty and magical girdle compelled everyone to lust after her. On the North Cornwall coast of the United Kingdom, Aphrodite is an historic stone chapel that has been converted to a home. The beauty of this little...

The Little Red Schoolhouse

How 'bout we ring in the New Year with a cheery red schoolhouse converted into a home? This cutie-pie is located outside of Spokane, Washington. I found the little red schoolhouse on one of my favorite old house websites: Circa Old Houses Formerly known as the "Occident School", this adorable conversion was for...

Take me to church!

I have been a bad girl. I haven't posted on my blog in weeks and the last post I did was on Hitler. I swore out loud at another driver yesterday and have eaten way too many cheeseburgers lately. House Crazy Sarah needs to do some penance. So let's...

Rezoned and Repurposed: antique barn to contemporary home

I'm crazy about old structures (like barns) that have been repurposed into living space for non-animals. Take for example this historic 18th Century barn in Garrison, New York. But I have to stop short of saying that I LOVE this place, because, well, I think they overdid it on the modern design. Don't get...

Rezoned and repurposed: The Green Gate Barn

In Biwabik, Minnesota stands this adorable former hay barn. Dating back 1935, the barn has been extensively remodeled and is now used as a vacation rental. The Green Gate Barn is actually one of two vacation rentals on a private 13 acre farmstead north of Duluth near the Canadian border. The beautifully...

Rezoned and Repurposed: The Old Jail Museum

I've got a fun one for you today... Ever wanted to live in a former prison? Yeah me too. Here's your chance! Located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, this old place was used as the Carbon County Prison from 1871 to 1995. It was purchased privately in 1995 and then opened as...