House of the Year 2015 – Lamb Manor

House of the Year 2015 – Lamb Manor

I was thrilled when Nancy and George Corbett owners of Lamb Manor let me know their home WON the Wall Street Journal HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2015!. I fell in love with and did a post about Lamb Manor early last year when it was on the market for 3 million plus. In March 2014 Wall Street Journal featured Lamb Manor as House of the Day and it went on to win House of the Week. It never lost momentum. WSJ’s 52 homes had over 600,000 votes by their readers crowning Lamb Manor House of the Year 2015! Congratulations to Nancy and George Corbett!

The Corbett’s are elated they won and I could not be happier for them.

The house is a Queen Anne style mansion the Corbett’s bought for $1 saving it from being demolished back in 2006.

House of the Year 2015 - Lamb Manor in Florida bought for $1 and fully restored to her historic beauty inside and out. Take the home tour. Then they moved the home by floating it on a barge from Palmetto to a beautiful private retreat island lot on Little Manatee River in Ruskin Florida. 

George and Nancy Corbett Floating Mansion (2) Here she is in 2006 before being restored floating across the Tampa Bay making headlines with the local Florida Fox News station. The cost to ferry was around $250,000.Continue Reading

The Pole House in Australia – Take an Adventure to the Edge of the Ocean

The Pole House in Australia – Take an Adventure to the Edge of the Ocean

Feast your eyes on The Pole House! It looks like it is suspended high in the air floating at the edge of the ocean. It is very famous and the most photographed house. The Pole House is on Great Ocean Road in Fairhaven, Australia.

As soon as I saw The Pole House it reminded me of the houses in the sci-fi movie Oblivion that stars Tom Cruise. I used to be obsessed with wanting to travel to Australia and see the outback, but I had not thought about the ocean.

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HGTV Dream Home 2015 Turquoise Bedroom

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Turquoise Bedroom

Hey you guys, have you seen the HGTV Dream Home 2015? I’ve spent hours gushing over the HGTV Dream Home 2015 especially the turquoise bedroom. HGTV Dream Home calls the master bedroom soothing and serene. I really like the Cape Cod house on Martha’s Vineyard this year too. I am inspired by the master bedroom turquoise Sherwin Williams Watery paint color and Ethan Allen furniture.

The master bedroom, bath and closets take up the entire right wing of the house. The HGTV interior designer who created the soft coastal turquoise bedroom and home is Linda Woodrum.

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Turquoise Bedroom

HGTV Dream Home 2015

This Watery paint color is similar to the color I picked for our dining room. I am now obsessed about the curtains and how they blend with the wall color in the bedroom. I want some like them for the dining room.  Continue Reading

3 Midwest Country Homes for Less Than $200k

3 Midwest Country Homes for Less Than $200k

Midwest country homes for less than $200K you can buy right now. Buy low and fix it up, flip or flop it. The dream of a house and lots of acreage is out there.

3 Midwest Country Homes for Less Than $200k

Wisconsin Chalet for sale

Midwest Country Homes

1.Way north of Eau Claire is Bruce, Wisconsin where this little 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,600 sqft Chalet sits on 18.5 acres and is a hobby horse farm. What’s to do there? Just thousands of acres of country recreational land and downhill skiing.

$139,900 

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