Giant Egg-Shaped Houses Made Out Of Reclaimed Material

Giant Egg-Shaped Houses Made Out Of Reclaimed Material

Giant Egg-Shaped Houses

I found giant egg-shaped houses that are concept eco-friendly houses made of reclaimed materials.

The giant egg-shaped concept houses are a houseboat, a floating lodge and beach house. Originally,designers BMT Asia Pacific built a “dome building to protect radar and radio antennae for a cruise liner terminal in Hong Kong.”

They spent so much time creating this dome structure, they decided to turn it into something else and the idea of giant egg-shaped houseboats, lodges, and beach houses were born.

The designers of these delightful oval structures are Richard Colwill and Henry Ward of Henry Ward Design.

Giant Egg-Shaped Houses Made Out Of Reclaimed Material

The floating lodge is meant to be a two-bedroom luxury escape.  It can be set along a river or lake.  Buy several and stack them together to make a cluster of rental units.Continue Reading

A Vintage Cottage In Carmel Full of History And Charm

A vintage cottage in Carmel, Ca full of history and charm is awaiting new owners to love it.  Step back in time and live a simple life.  Walk to the close by beach or town.  Hear the surf in the quiet of the night while relaxing by the fireplace.  Enjoy the gardens and private patio.

A magical Comstock inspired home full of character.  A sign in the kitchen says it all “This is the life.”

If a vintage cottage in Carmel is your dream a new kitchen, renderings by Kitchen Studios is included.

I prefer the old world history and charm of the home, but don’t let old, history and charm deter you.  This is a vintage cottage with expansive windows, a new gas fireplace and radiant heat in the living room.

“Great care has been taken to protect and preserve all artisan features.”

A Vintage Cottage In Carmel Full of History And CharmCarmel, California homes are very sought after and pricey.  This one wants to be yours for the asking price of $1,249,000Continue Reading

TGIF Meet The Neighbors Party

TGIF Meet The Neighbors Party

~ TGIF Meet The Neighbors Party ~

TGIF Meet The Neighbors Party.  Me and Anj are so happy you come back each week.  If you’re new Welcome.

TGIF we made it though the week!  We can’t wait to see what you’ve been blogging about.

TGIF Meet The Neighbors PartyTGIF Meet The Neighbors Party is now hosted by myself and Anj since we lost Gracie who is not blogging now.  Who knows, maybe she will be back.  Meanwhile, we are working on a new logo and button.  One thing about blogging is you never know what is going to happen next.

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1927 Historic Home Has Delightful Gardens

1927 Historic Home Has Delightful Gardens

1927 Historic home in Bellingham, Washington has delightful gardens.  The listing says “The beautiful home was featured in the April ’14 Country Living Magazine.”  Look for it in Country Living under their Real Estate Sampler section.

It’s pretty cute with unusual maroon and grey striped awnings on the two front windows.

1927 Historic Home

The gardens have Japanese maples, a favorite decorative tree I have always loved. Continue Reading

Luxury Home Is Multi-Million Dollar Estate In Scottsdale AZ

Luxury Home Is Multi-Million Dollar Estate In Scottsdale AZ

Luxury home for $24.5 million in Scottsdale, Arizona seems to have everything anyone would want or ever need.  My brother sent me this multi-million dollar mansion.  He said “This is his next house” to which I replied that he would need to hire a tribe of people to maintain and clean it.

He lives near Scottsdale so I asked if he knew who lived here and is now selling. I found out and now realize this is the builder’s house.  That is when brother shared with me that his company originally cleared the land for this whole subdivision area back in 2009.

He has referred more than a few great homes to me.  These are the kinds of things that go on in the background of Housekaboodle. 

Thank you Scott for the referral.  If you see a home you think I would like, I’d love to hear from you too.

Luxury Home Is Multi-Million Dollar Estate In Scottsdale AZ

Holmby Hills Jeremy Renner house

I noticed two things while watching the luxury home virtual tour I am sharing today.  One of the kitchens they show at the video mark 1:58 through 2:07 is very similar to the kitchen photo above and below. This kitchen is from Jeremy Renner’s Mansion in Los Angeles I did a post about last year.Continue Reading

Colonial House in Maine Has Great Bones

Colonial House in Maine Has Great Bones

Colonial house in Maine is on the market.  It’s a Classic Colonial, Circa built in 1890 with architectural details and I have a little crush on it.  A reader brought my attention to Bath, Maine where a house junkie like me can take a map-guided walking or driving tour of their historic mansions and homes.  If only I lived near Maine.

This colonial may just be a traditional home buyers dream come true. Four bedrooms, stained glass window, extra-large fireplace and wide plank flooring.

The Colonial is still shedding its winter blanket.  Looks like the evergreens need trimming, but there’s no denying the bones on this Colonial are good.  It gets better on the inside so let’s take the virtual house tour.

Colonial House in Maine Has Great Bones

Dining Room 348 Washington St Bath ME

Get a look at all the details on the ceiling.  I’d love a bay window and built-in corner cabinet like this someday, how about you?Continue Reading

Getting To Know You on Meet The Neighbors Linkup

Getting To Know You on Meet The Neighbors Linkup

~ Meet The Neighbors Getting To Know You Party ~

Welcome to Meet The Neighbors Getting To Know You better party.  Link up your About Me Page, a post you may have written answering the questions from last week’s party or any post.

Really, if you don’t have a post like this just link up something you think reveals more about yourself.

I want to let everyone know that Gracie of House With The View has needed to take her life in a different direction and is no longer blogging.  We wish her much success and miss her dearly.  Good Luck Gracie xo.

Why Getting To Know You?

Our About Me pages help bloggers and companies get to know us better.  I spent some time this week rewriting my About Me page and hope you take a look.

Here are my answers to last week’s questions for Getting To Know You:

1. Morning person or night owl?  I am a morning person who has turned into a night owl since starting this blog.

2. The door bell rings and it’s your neighbor.  Do you invite them in or pretend you’re not home?  Ha, that’s a good one.  I would pretend I am not home if it is early in the morning or late at night and I was not dressed; otherwise I definitely invite them inside.

3. When out of sugar do you visit a neighbor or head to the market?  I head to the store to get anything I am out of because I am not that close to my current neighbors anymore since a lot of people have moved that I used to visit.

4. In home design, what is your go to color combination?  I use gold, cream, yellow, green and red the most often.  In the near future I am going to be repainting a lot of rooms and thinking grey, blue and white are going to be my new colors.

5. Where do you live now and given the choice where would your dream home be?  I live in Illinois, but would love to live in California or on a lake in Wisconsin.

6. What is your favorite social media and why?  My favorite social media is Pinterest because I get the most referral traffic from Pinterest.

7. What inspired you to start your blog?  I was inspired to start a blog after reading other blogs and admiring them.

8. Do your family or friends follow your blog?  None of my friends follow my blog.  A few of my family members follow me, but not in a big way.  I read once that one of the first things a blogger should learn is not to expect family and friends to be interested in what they blog about.

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Lamb Manor A Florida Luxury Estate Is $4,995,000

Lamb Manor A Florida Luxury Estate Is $4,995,000

Lamb Manor is a luxurious estate on the market for $4,995,000 and as of April there is a price reduction with a new price of $3,795,000.  It’s a historic Victorian home originally built in 1910 and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lamb Manor Estate and two-story guest house with 3 units totals out to a whopping 8880 square feet.  Out buildings also include a 4-car Carriage House, guest laundry, and 5 bay storage building.  Seven bedrooms, 6.5 baths and 5 kitchens. Interesting that all the furnishings are included with the sale of the estate.

Lamb Manor Circa 1910 has undergone a significant $1.9 million dollar restoration.

It’s sits secluded in a private island type location in South Tampa Bay, Florida with a bridge to cross to enter.  Start traveling down a winding path with palm trees, waterfall, and walking trails and then you enter Lamb Manor.

When I win the lottery you might find me in a place like Lamb Manor floating my days away in warm and sunny Florida.

Lamb Manor A Florida Luxury Estate Is $4,995,000

Here’s a 4 minute video tour of the house to enjoy set to some Victorian era music to complement your experience like a movie.Continue Reading