Did you see the sweet TV movie “Coat of Many Colors” about Dolly Parton’s childhood? She grew up with her 10 siblings in a small one-room house in the Smoky Mountains. [Cabin photos]
A reader named Tara wrote me about her 1896 Greek Revival in Georgia: “It was originally a farm house (we have a picture from 1910 before the column sales man came to town, as the neighbors say). It was abandoned for 5 years before we rescued it and extensively renovated it while preserving the history.” [Before photos in old listing | After photos in current listing]
Charlie Chaplin built four storybook cottages near the movie studio in the 1920s as a retreat for himself and his movie-star friends. Now they’re on the market for $2.5 million in L.A. [Realtor.com]
A reader tells me that this Better Homes and Gardens house plan was built in his neighborhood in West Virginia in 1959. It was on the market recently, and here’s how the house looks today. [Redfin listing]
A reader named Laura wrote me about the house she and her husband fixed up and are now selling in Connecticut. [38 Crescent Street Website]
This house in Michigan that made me do a double-take. [Listing photos]
Kelly Clarkson sent out a clever “Game of Thrones” Christmas card this year.
This college student hired a fake wife and kids to take Christmas card photos with him, just to prank his family and friends. Would love to know how they reacted! 🙂