Sunday, February 3, 2013

Abandoned1

Over the next few days, I'll be taking a look at a few abandoned, rural houses nearby. I'm not going to be saying much, just shedding a few tears about what once was and what might be again. I've always liked the look and set up of this cape. It's been vacant for over 30 years, and I'm quite surprised that someone hasn't taken a chance with it. I like to take a few chances. It tends to keep me honest, but I don't know if this would be one of those times.

22 comments:

  1. 30 years without a human touch to warm it. heartbreaking.

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  2. My fingers are itching to fix it! Tho this might be one of those about to cave in on itself . . .

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  3. It seems that there must be some memories stored in that house...

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  4. I couldn't comment on the portal site so I hope that this time I can send you one of profound reacts to your image: It must have been a cozy little place at one time. It definitely has possibilities but after 30 years, it would be costly to modernize. Needs lots of love and TLC!!

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  5. There's potential there for sure, but lots of dollars would be required!!

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  6. It looks in fairly good shape for being vacant for so long.

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  7. A lovely home that just needs a human touch.

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  8. Wonder why no one has snapped it up?

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  9. Birdman -- This is one charming original cape -- is it stone? -- barbara

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  10. This house reminds me of Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House staring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy, and Tom Hanks in The Money Pit. Cute house, but oh my, probably better to start from scratch.

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  11. It looks nice enough but I'd guess you'd be taking a big chance with this place if it's been vacant for over 30 years. Wonder how many various critters are making it home!

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  12. Does it still have owners after all this time? How sad.

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  13. I can't believe it is still standing after that long. So sad.

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  14. It is always sad to see an abandoned house!

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  15. I like to imagine the stories the walls of these abandoned dwellings hold within them.

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  16. Unoccupied for thirty years? That is shocking. It looks like a nice place. It must be in a very bad location.

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  17. Looks like there have been additions on both sides. Is the housing market there so soft that no one will rehab it?

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  18. That is too bad, it could be a nice place.

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  19. It has style but maybe no longer has structural integrity. Any house abandoned here for 30 years would have been invaded by squatters, covered with graffiti, and probably burned down due to errant fires for warmth. So your cape looks like a miracle to me.

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  20. Gorgeous, I love this kind of stuff. I love the steps. and the frigid air that you can almost see.

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