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Humble simplicity: Inside the Amish home

Have you caught that new show on TLC called Breaking Amish? I have been watching it with great fascination and equal amounts of discomfort. Witnessing young Amish and Mennonite adults getting drunk for the first time and dropping spit from penthouses in New York City is truly cringe-worthy. Apart from feeling really badly for...

Celebrating crazy 1970’s decor

I was born in the 1970's, but I have to admit, that is the one decade that I find absolutely putrid in terms of interior design. Brown, orange, avocado, and yellow in god-awful, screaming loud patterns - YUCK! What were they thinking back then? Pretty hideous stuff, even for us here at House Crazy. But if nothing else,...

Touring Colorado ghost towns: my visit to Tin Cup

If you haven't noticed by now, one of my favorite past-times is dragging my family on excursions to find old houses and abandoned, historic, or out-of-the-way towns. I've been chastised for it before, but that's how I grew up - exploring old abandoned houses in rural areas with my dad - so...

A smorgasboard of old stone houses

There's something so enchanting about an old stone house. They are all over the place, and since they are made of stone, they seem to last forever. I profiled The Old Stone House in my own hometown not too long ago (you can see that post here). The name "The Old Stone House" is so...

Touring Colorado ghost towns: my visit to St. Elmo

Over the Labor Day weekend, we journeyed up into the mountains west of Buena Vista, Colorado to find two famous Colorado ghost towns. In the morning we visited St. Elmo, and in the afternoon we drove all the way to Tin Cup. In today's post, I'll feature pics from...

Walking Tour of Jamaica Plain – A Historic Boston Neighborhood

My mom and my aunt were recently visiting my cousin in Boston, Massachusetts (yes, another Canadian living in the USA!) My cousin Angie took them on a walking tour of her neighborhood, which just happens to be the famous Jamaica Plain area of Boston. Have a look at some of the...

A spectacular photo tour of old Newfoundland homes

My dear friend Nicole (whom I met in graduate school in Toronto) is a born-and-bred Newfoundlander. She now lives in another part of Canada but she recently spent some time in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the far eastern coast of Canada. Newfoundland is the one Canadian province that...

London real estate sampler – Part II

Continuing my London, England tour of groovy homes from yesterday, I would like to show your three more interesting (and pricey) London homes in today's post... ~~~ This first one was converted from an old church hall: 6 bed house for sale, Victoria Park Road - £4,000,000 For all the listing details on this home, see...

London real estate sampler

The summer Olympics are winding down in London, England this weekend so I though I'd finally get on board with the Olympics and feature some funky London homes that are for sale. Of course, London is jammed-packed with really cool (really expensive) homes so I've picked out six that have tickled my fancy. I'll post 3 today...

A blast from the past: Shotgun houses

You've heard of these long narrow domiciles before... the name conjures up images of an angry dad chasing his daughter's young suitor with a shot-gun and shooting through the house clear from the front door and out the back door. Although... I might be confusing shotgun houses with shotgun marriages. A shot gun house...