Monthly Archives: December 2011
An occasional roundup of interesting or fantastic old houses on the market. Ames-Webster Mansion (shown above) in Back Bay (Boston), a 26,000-square-foot palace with 50 rooms and 28 fireplaces is now bargain priced at $692 a square foot! Curbed.com The Austin Mansion … Continue reading
This is beautiful Chez Neumansky 3.0 (read their blog for tales of Chez 1 and 2). Lovely, right? Well, they had a little bee problem.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, circa 1908 Click through to Shorpy for the full hi-res image.
I was browsing the web for slip shade chandeliers (I defy you to show me the bedroom or dining room that couldn’t benefit from that glow) when I stumbled on Vintage Lights.com. Like many antique lighting sites it has a … Continue reading
Matt Grocoff is a contributor to Old House Web and owner of a 110 year old Folk-Victorian house in Ann Arbor. His goal is to make it the oldest house in America to achieve net zero energy – meaning it … Continue reading
I never knew! Apartment Therapy brings to our attention this post about balustrade boot scrapers. I might never have noticed this subtle addition to the iron railings of outdoor stairs, but then again most of the buildings here on the … Continue reading
This article came out earlier this year, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share it here. Sandra Foster renovated and furnished this 9-by-14-foot hunting cabin herself at a cost of $3,000. It’s a great story of something beautiful coming … Continue reading
Mike Doyle is a New York artist who has constructed an incredible run-down Victorian mansion made entirely of Lego blocks. This sculpture is as tall as I am and took approximately 130,000 Legos to build. “Victorian on Mud Heap” (pictured … Continue reading
Hooked on Houses has a great examination of the 1908 “Murder House” that’s practically a character on the TV show American Horror Story. As you may have guessed from the title, the show and the link to it may not … Continue reading
MAKE Magazine had a little feature on a great house with a hidden garage. Click through for a video of the transformation in action.