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 lot of expensive and beautiful things, but it also has something a lot more interesting.
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 produces as much or more energy than it uses.
Click below for a video walk-through.
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 west coast are newer than this and have benefitted from paved streets and sidewalks.
Check out the whole article at Curator of S**t.com …and don’t be scared off by the name!
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 out of frustration. And look at that porch! Those windows!
Read the New York Times article here and be sure to click on the slideshow.
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 above) is the third in Mike’s series of Victorians, and took him nearly 600 hours to build.
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 be appropriate for all audiences.
What’s your dream movie/TV house?
MAKE Magazine had a little feature on a great house with a hidden garage. Click through for a video of the transformation in action.