Historic homes

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The Toronto Queen Anne Revival house I lived in

Published March 1, 2012 by housecrazy

When I went to graduate school in Toronto Ontario, I had the opportunity to live on the top two floors of this historic home in the prestigious and funky Beaches neighborhood.

Unfortunately, it was about the worst two years I have ever spent anywhere in my life.

But it was a neat house and I was lucky that my aunt and I were able to rent it for a short period of time.

Here’s what the exterior looked like when I lived there about a decade ago:

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

And here is what it looks like now:

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Around the ‘hood

Published February 27, 2012 by housecrazy

I like to have context when I view a house (where is it, what’s the neighborhood like, what’s the weather like) so I thought I would share a little more of my world with you…

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

My house is located in a historic commercial district right in downtown Canon City, Colorado. I walked my spastic, crazy dog around this past weekend and was able to snap some pics of my neighborhood.

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Colorado Springs stone show-stopper

Published February 25, 2012 by housecrazy

This gorgeous old stone house is a bit of a surprise. It is stunning inside and out.

But put it this way: the insides don’t match the outsides.

Currently for sale near downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, this beautiful home is listed at $364,900.

It features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2250 square feet. It was built in 1895.

Gorgeous stone facade – so I was expecting elaborate Victorian period decor inside.

But instead,  it looks like this:

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An exceptional arts and craft bungalow

Published February 24, 2012 by housecrazy

If you’re a sucker for craftsman houses, then this one is for you.

This fabulous 1923 craftsman home in Fort Collins, Colorado has a hefty price tag ($719,000) but it is in such pristine condition, I just had to give it a closer look.

image from: realtor.com

Located in the historic Old Town area of Fort Collins in northern Colorado, this house has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and just over 4000 square feet of living space.

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Cottage cutie in Colorado Springs

Published February 15, 2012 by housecrazy

Nothing huge and fancy today.

But how about this sweet little bungalow?

It is located in the historic downtown area of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is currently for sale for $165,000.

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Painted woodwork? The great debate

Published February 13, 2012 by housecrazy

A friend of mine forwarded this stately house to me that is currently for sale in my home town of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (thanks Marie!).

image from: homes.point2.com

It was originally built in the early 1900’s for the company president of Algoma Steel – the major industry in the Sault area.

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The Gibson Mansion

Published February 8, 2012 by housecrazy

Just a few blocks over from my house in Canon City, Colorado is a huge historic home known as the Gibson Mansion.

image from: realtor.com

I had the opportunity to tour this majestic home about three years ago for a charity event. We weren’t allowed to take pictures (due to the number of antiques and artwork on display), but lucky for us, the Gibson Mansion is currently for sale so we can drool over the listing photos.

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