Welcome to Hooked on Houses!
- would brake for cottages like the one shown above,
- can’t resist a good makeover,
- watch too much home-improvement television,
- watch certain movies and TV shows because of the sets,
- or search the real estate listings just for fun, then you belong here with us!
I’m Julia Sweeten, and I started this blog in 2008 to share my obsession with great before and afters, memorable movie and TV houses, celebrity houses, and HGTV.
I was working in publishing as a writer and editor at the time, so this began as a fun thing to do on the weekends. I hoped to find kindred spirits who’d get as excited as I did over a pretty cottage or a swoon-worthy farmhouse.
This site took off, though, and became my full-time focus in 2010.
In 2012 I published the now-infamous post explaining how House Hunters really works, and I still hear from fans who are angry I “ruined it” for them. (Sorry, guys! Don’t shoot the messenger!)
After more than a decade of blogging and over 80 million visitors, I know a lot of you are hooked on houses, too. It’s great to have you here! 🙂
A cottage by the beach for book lovers.
Hooked on Houses has been featured by places like:
- HGTV Magazine
- Real Simple Magazine
- Huffington Post
- Entertainment Weekly
- Country Living
- House Beautiful
- The Today Show
- Good Morning America
We built our sunroom in 2010 and it’s my favorite spot in the house.
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- I include all of the source info I have about houses on my blog. If I didn’t mention a paint color, floor plan, etc., then I don’t have it.
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- There is no charge for featuring a listing. I just like to highlight houses I think deserve more attention.
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