House 1884

Once upon an afternoon dreary, while I was making poor DH weary…That’s all I’ve got.  But truth is it was a dreadfully dreary afternoon, I felt as if the grey of the skies was trying to wrap itself around me and encase me in it’s gloom – evermore.  It wasn’t looking too good for photography until I recalled this strange old farm house (I think)  by the side of the road somewhere in Delaware County.  It is abandoned but not completely abandoned so I was a bit worried about someone coming out and yelling at us to get off their property when we pulled over onto this gravel path next to it.

Old pink house 1

The ground was a bit muddy and soppy from recent snows so I had to walk carefully and every time the house creaked I twitched wondering who or what was making that noise.  As close as I dared get I noticed the that someone had taken care to put down boards to prevent what once was a front porch from becoming a major hazard.  I’m pretty sure there is some name to the style of this house but I haven’t a clue.  The colors used on this house along with the intricate and detailed carving makes for amazing architecture.  Now is the 1884 the address or the year it was completed?  And these two front doors; what kind of design is that?

Old pink house 1884  Old pink house doors 1

The intent was to do a 360 around the house but I was getting nervous and my imagination (or was it?) had me seeing something looking down at me from the upper windows.  I scooted off back to the car and we drove away.  I’d like to go back when it’s not a dismal day but who knows.

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17 Responses to House 1884

  1. WDC says:

    What a beautiful house with lovely details. Such a shame it is going to waste. Can imagine what it may have looked like in the spring or summer when everything is blossoming around it. It must have been absolutely gorgeous and lovely.

  2. Jerry says:

    Nice graphs and a nice fixer upper. 😉

  3. dedivahdeals says:

    The beginning of a horror movie….hold on let me grab my Lays…now, please continue!

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    It’s a great old house but I wonder how bad is it structurally for it to be abandoned. I do hope you get a chance to go back there, Teri. Would love to see more of it.

  5. Great old house photos Teri. Given the architectural details, this is probably a Queen Anne style building. This style was fashionable 1880 -1910, so your guess of 1884 could also be close. I also agree with the other comment, that this a major money pit. Classy, but expensive to renovate.

    • Wow! Thanks! The 1884 is built right into the house so maybe that was the year – how cool. I only shot from two sides so who knows what needs be done to it all around; a money pit indeed.

  6. Fabulous, fabulous!

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