Home Sarah explores houses

Sarah explores houses

The original Playboy Mansion in Chicago

Everybody knows about Hugh Hefner's infamous Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of southern California. If you've been around for long enough, you may recall that Hef actually first headquartered in the city of Chicago, and it was there that he christened his first Playboy Mansion. The original mansion was a massive...

House peeping on St. Joe’s Island, Canada

I posted about the Harmony Tea House on St. Joe's Island a few days ago. Today I'd like to give you the full tour of the Island. Me and a fellow house lover - my friend Marie Hunter - spent a beautiful Friday afternoon in early July exploring the Island and not only house-peeping, but old country church...

House Peeping Earl Young homes in Charlevoix

On the long drive up to Canada, we decided to go through the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to get an idea of the landscape along Lake Michigan. I can't believe I've never really spent time in that area before because it is GORGEOUS! We stopped over in Charlevoix and had lunch at...

My visit to The Stanley Hotel in Colorado

House Crazy Sarah loves to explore historic structures so when she had the brilliant idea to hop on over to Estes Park, Colorado for the long weekend to tour the infamous Stanley Hotel, there was no talking her out of it (because all work and no play make her a dull girl). The Stanley Kubrick version of The Shining...

Northern Michigan masterpiece

Have a look at this incredible 15,000 square foot lakeside mansion on Mullett Lake in northern Michigan. Let me just warn you: jaw surgery may be necessary after viewing this home! A realtor friend in northern Michigan sent me the listing which just went live this month. He describes the house as a "Great Gatsby-esque masterpiece"....

The best little whorehouse in Colorado

The Old Homestead House, was indeed a real live brothel in Cripple Creek Colorado. It has been preserved and is now open to the public as a museum. I think it says a lot about a town when a local house-of-ill-repute is held in such high esteem (and I mean that in a...

House-peeping in Cripple Creek, Colorado

Let's all go to Cripple Creek! That is the tag-line for the most politically incorrectly named town in all of the Colorado. Cripple Creek is an old Victorian era gold mining town located about an hour from I live in central Colorado. It has a dazzling array of Victorian homes from the...

The sad story of the Valentine’s Day house

This cute little 'love house' decorated year-round for Valentine's Day... ... has a very sad story. I had seen it pictured around the web and on other house blogs so I looked up the original photo on Fickr because, hey, I thought it was so cute and wanted to know where it was...

Colorful New Orleans Houses

One of the funnest places to go house-peeping is none other than New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, there has been renewal and rebuilding taking place, giving houses - and whole neighborhoods  - a renewed sense of pride and history. Of course not everyone could rebuild and many homes...

The mountain homes of Italy’s Alto Adige

I was flipping through the recent issue of AAA's Encompass Magazine and just about got whiplash when I saw an article titled: A Taste of Border Country: Alto Adige offers you a one-of-a-kind blend of Alpine and Mediterranean cuisine, topped by dining-table views of the Alps. Yes please! Turns out Alto Adige...