Winchester Mansion a Must-See American Icon

If you are going to take a trip to San Francisco (or live in the area in the first place), you owe it to yourself to take a quick trip down to San Jose. Not just because it’s a funny name for a city, because the city itself isn’t as funny as the funny sounding name might lead you to believe, but because it’s got almost as much history as San Francisco has itself, and there’s no greater history (or mystery) to be found than the architectural singularity of the former home of the reclusive plutocrat Sarah Winchester who built the fabled Winchester Mystery House, formerly known as Sarah’s house. Continue reading Winchester Mansion a Must-See American Icon

Historic Mansions Rare on the California Coast, but Worth It

For those of you who don’t regularly read my tales of woe and woah, I’ll just tell you that I still live at home. Now that I’ve looked around at house prices I remember why, prices are crazy!

I’ve found a bunch of places I’d like to live. Theme parks, playgrounds and now I add to the list historical mansions. With unemployment up and the deficit climbing, one axiom I’ve found infallible is that cool housing is priced way out of reach. Continue reading Historic Mansions Rare on the California Coast, but Worth It