Katherine Hepburn Estate in Connecticut

Katherine Hepburn Estate in Connecticut

More than a few readers requested I share the Katherine Hepburn estate in Connecticut for sale.  The famous mansion has been extensively renovated preserving the historical attributes and adding in modern amenities.

The listing states it sits on 1.47 acres with over 680 feet of waterfront on the Long Island Sound.  The house err celebrity mansion has 8000 plus square feet to get lost in that covers three floors.

Lots of opulence like six bedrooms with their own private bathroom.  Seven fireplaces. Put all that aside and drink in the views.

Zillow shared back in the day Howard Hughes (who Hepburn had a relationship with at one time) landed his sea plane right in front of the home.

Built in 1938.  All this beauty and historical legacy can be had for new owners who can afford the asking price of $14,800,000.  Interesting that the Katherine Hepburn estate last sold in 2004 for $6,000,000.

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Meet The Neighbors 4th of July & Hometalk

Meet The Neighbors 4th of July & Hometalk

~ Meet The Neighbors 4th of July & HomeTalk ~

Welcome, it’s the 1st Friday of the month social media share day.  I co-host Meet The Neighbors each week with Anjie of Makin My Apt a Home.

Happy 4th of July!

Link up your 4th of July or any red, white, and blue posts.  If you’re on HomeTalk add your HomeTalk account to get more followers.

Meet The Neighbors 4th of July & Hometalk

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Romantic 1921 Spanish Style Home In Anaheim CA

Romantic 1921 Spanish Style Home In Anaheim CA

A romantic 1921 Spanish style home in the historic district in Anaheim, CA today.  It’s open house created some buzz with lines of visitors wanting a look at what “is probably the most photographed home in Anaheim” per an article in The OC Register.

I’m so happy to show you this locally famous California historic home.  The listing says the house is “reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour.”

Intrigued, I had to take a quick peek inside.  I saw a charming home with romantic built-ins and an abundance of arched doorways and windows.  In fact, the listing does state it is “one of the most romantic homes in the district.”

It’s a Spanish Hacienda style house in Anaheim, California’s Mother Colony Historic District. White with red tile roof and trimmed in a stunning periwinkle blue.  I’ve featured some before like this Spanish style home, and a few others, but none as photographic as this one.

Last sold in 1994 for $250,000.  Today it’s on the market for $679,000 with four bedrooms and two bathrooms.  She’s looking good for being 90 plus years old.Popular 1921 Spanish Style Home In Anaheim CADeliciously different!  I’m loving the color of the trim.
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Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas

Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas

Some houses decorated for the 4th of July and other decorating ideas.  The house collage below is from a 4th of July parade of houses post I did in 2012.

I love Pinterest and want to be able to share more images from pins and some of my boards.

I found the widget Alpine PhotoTile for Pinterest, but am hesitating to actually use it in a post because if I ever need to uninstall it, then any post I did would have missing images.

I’m sharing some of the red, white and blue decorating ideas I’ve pinned from Meet The Neighbors Link Party.  I like how the Pinterest board widget below shows the pins and each photo is actually pinnable when you click it.  Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas I didn’t want to let the holiday go by without sharing these houses decorated for the 4th.  I especially thought you’d enjoy the funky house painted like a flag!Continue Reading

It’s Meet The Neighbors Show Time

It’s Meet The Neighbors Show Time

~ Meet The Neighbors Show Time Is Live ~

Welcome back to another weekly Meet The Neighbors party. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week.

Next Friday join Meet The Neighbors 4th of July celebration and bring your red, white, and blue posts to link up.  It’s also the first of the month social media share day.  We are featuring HomeTalk accounts to link up.  If you’re not on HomeTalk bring your latest posts to share.  Mark your calendars!

I have a family reunion on Sunday July 6th and for The 4th of July we are keeping a low profile, so I’ll be here to share your posts like usual, in-between barbecuing.

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CasaBubble Bubble Houses Of The Future

CasaBubble Bubble Houses Of The Future

I never thought I’d see a house shaped like a bubble or see people living inside a bubble.  Welcome to the Bubble Houses of the future by CasaBubble.

Sleep, go to sleep, in a dreamy bubble.

Experience nature like being in the comfort of your own home in a CasaBubble house.  Their tagline, Nature is Your Living Room, about sums it up.

I’ve been on camping trips with a tent and slept under the stars as a child.  CasaBubble takes it to a whole new level with their unusual houses of the future.

CasaBubble described them as spherical concept houses.  Most models are either completely transparent with a 360 degree panoramic view or partially opaque offering some privacy.

CristalBubble – totally transparent.

BubbleRoom – is for living in and partly opaque.

BubbleDrop – Almost entirely opaque sphere.  Suggested uses are meditation, a quiet office or business meetings.

BubbleLodge – Deluxe version of the BubbleRoom

GrandLodge – Luxury version with an extra CristalBubble.

CasaBubble Bubble Houses Of The Future CristalBubble is the only model that is totally transparent.  Nature lovers could just sit and take it all in.  And kids, boy, I could just see them stretching their imagination here all day totally free from pollen, allergens and mosquitoes.

SPACristalBubble model can be ordered as a spa version (detachable floor and zipper all around the bubble base) to fit large items inside of it like a jacuzzi or large sofa.

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Adorable Cottage With Front Porch to Sit and Rock On

Adorable Cottage With Front Porch to Sit and Rock On

I found an adorable cottage style house in Tyler, Texas. The cottage is trimmed beautifully with mill work, crown molding, decorative lighting, jetted tub, walk-in closets, and the ever popular white kitchen cabinets.  A family room with wet bar, fireplace and hardwood floors.

A lot of homes have these details, but not crafted as gorgeous as this cottage for just $187,500.

This adorable cottage strikes the perfect balance of elegance and country living with a front porch to swing or rock on.  Plus it’s in perfect move-in ready condition.

In a recent TV appearance, Michael Corbett, real estate author of the book Find it, Flip it, Fix it recommended three homes in different states for mellennials looking to buy a house priced under $200,000.

This is the one that caught my attention out of the three homes he recommended. Texas is where it’s at for jobs.  If homes are anything like this gem in Tyler, affordable homes of high quality is where it’s at in Texas too.

Adorable Cottage With Front Porch to Sit and Rock On

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Welcome To Meet The Neighbors and Home Depot Winner

Welcome To Meet The Neighbors and Home Depot Winner

~ Welcome to Meet The Neighbors Linky Party ~

Welcome to Meet The Neighbors, come on in.  We want to thank everyone who continues to join us every Friday and if you’re new here, consider this your gathering place like at your favorite neighbors house.

As a way to say thanks to regular party goes and new readers, we had a $25.00 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway last week.

I am so excited to announce that Nicole Millheim is a lucky winner of one of the gift cards.  She can’t believe she won and said “YAHOOOOOOO!”  Just making someone so happy made my day Nicole.  

The winner for ARod’s Makin My Apt a Home Home Depot gift card is Echo who blogs at The Mad Mommy.  She is hysterical to read.  Congratulations Echo! You know I luv ya.  

Welcome To Meet The NeighborsFor the next time we do a giveaway, what would YOU like to win?  Another home improvement gift card or from a store like Target for example?  Leave a comment and let us know.

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