Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Abandoned house


An abandoned house in the woods about a mile from our home.

35 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Don't you just wish this house could talk? don't you just want and need to know the whole story? What happened and why was this house abandoned and will it just stay this way and die? MB

Tash said...

Beautifully photographed house. It seems a shame to have it abandoned.

Kcalpesh said...

Abandoned? It still looks good enough to live in! Must have been a koOL place!!

Olivier said...

on dirait pas qu'elle est abandonnée, je la trouve belle cette maison en bois
they would say not that she is abandonned. I think it is nice this wooden home

Frank de Jol said...

Even a nice place to live. Peace and quiet is probably the advantages of this place.

Vogon Poet said...

Too many bad horror and thriller movies left me a bit worried of houses like this. What could be hiding there? Probably nothing, but...

magiceye said...

would love to spend some time there! lovely!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Life after people... somehow. It's quite amazing how quickly nature takes over again.

Antjas said...

Let me get you in touch with my people. Visit me today and you'll see what I mean.

Shaun said...

Something fascinating about abandoned houses... I bet if you walked in there and sat on the porch for 5 minutes, you could hear children singing in the background :::)))

B Squared said...

Hard to believe it is abandoned;looks in pretty good shape.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Abandoned? Hmmm. I wonder why!

Jacob said...

I have no clue, EG...maybe someone just forgot about it...

Jacob said...

@ B Squared - the photo makes it look better than it really is...

Lois said...

It does seem to be in good shape, but who knows what the inside looks like. Maybe the bad economy caused them to abandon it.

Jacob said...

@ Small City Scenes - Exactly. When we lived in Pennsylvania in the 70s our son would find abandoned houses and dig around them -- digging up a variety of bottles and pottery, some from the 19th century! I'd always try to put together a story about the lives of the people who lived there...

I've got to go back and recheck this house...maybe it's been reclaimed...it's rather out of the way in the woods, along a road that's less traveled...

Dan J. said...

This looks like Florida to me !
It is so wild how the town of Ocala seems to have some many personalities. Some houses look like the are in New England, some like the Mid-West.... this one..... for sure Florida. Something you would see in a movie. I bet fixed up it's personality would really come through. Even as it sits.... there is something about this house I really like.

Daryl said...

Sad to see a house in good shape deserted when so many are homeless..

Jarart said...

I always wonder why a house becomes abandoned. Someone must have loved it at one time. Children may have played in that space and happy voices echoed in its halls but now all is silent and waiting....

Cezar and Léia said...

So sorry see this nice house abandoned!
Léia :-)

Halcyon said...

Sad. :(

You should have saved this for the empty theme day!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so a wonderful location !! Greenery all around and so peaceful !! Great Captured Jacob..Unseen Rajasthan

cieldequimper said...

I don't think it would need much, do you?

Saretta said...

Too bad it's abandoned...I love a screened-in porch!

James said...

It's amazing that it hasn't been vandalized. It looks like it won't take long before nature reclaims it though.
Nice find Jacob.

Jacob said...

@ Halcyon - What you say is true. But I thought for "empty" theme day I just post a picture of my head!

Per Stromsjo said...

I wouldn't count your head among the empty ones, Jacob! :)

As for the house, there's obviously a story behind this and I'm not sure it's a happy one.

D said...

Aw, looks like a nice screened porch!

Rambling Round said...

This would be a good fixer-upper. I love the screened porch and the shade.

Lily Hydrangea said...

it's always sad to me to see an abandoned home, but this one doesn't look so sad.It actually looks quite nice Maybe it's the trees surrounding it.

Halcyon said...

Jacob, your head it certainly not empty! I love your photos and commentary. There's definitely some creative spirit in that head. :)

Jacob said...

Thank you all for your comments about this abandoned house. You might be interested to note that Lois Anne and I drove by it today and find it is essentially unchanged, except there is a For Sale sign in the front yard.

Elizabeth said...

Would love to find an old house like this to buy or even rent. Out in the country, quiet that's for me. It does need to have electric and water capabilities, primitive only goes so far. :)

Seriously, anyone know of such a home in Northwest Florida, Bay or Holmes county areas I'd like to know about it.

Melanie S. Pronia said...

This looks like the house the reclusive lady in the movie, Jeepers Creepers, lived in. The movie was filmed in and around Ocala, Florida.

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