Thursday, July 2, 2009

Five acres and a house for sale



The five acres and this house are located about a mile from our home, back in a woodsy area. We had not driven by here recently, so were surprised to see how the place had become overgrown. Just a year ago, people lived in this house. Now, it is abandoned, although I have a feeling certain folks use it for parties in the middle of the night.

Note the open window with the curtain drifting out.

25 comments:

Martha in PA said...

I just visited your blog for the first time (via James' blog). Your photos are stunning! I just re-located home to PA after living in Orlando for 6 years.
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Jarart said...

It doesn't take long for nature to take over an abandoned property. It looks like a fixer upper.

magiceye said...

still looks lovely!

James said...

Hi Jacob. It's amazing how fast plant life takes back anything that's left alone. It's looks like it's being swallowed. I would hate to have to mow that lawn. :-o

Olivier said...

j'aime bien cette vieille maison, il doit y avoir beaucoup de travail, mais elle est dans un coin tranquille. Bon Weekend du 4 Juillet
I like this old home well, there must be a lot of job, but it is in a quiet corner. Good Weekend of July 4th

Lee Spangler said...

Here's the ad: Feel the Country Breeze, A Great Starter Home, Bring your Hammer, Needs TLC! call Don for personal showing.
Thanks for the great picture If it sells through your post you should get a referral. lol

Chuckeroon said...

Tks for dropping in on RuT. I'm glad you liked the chimneys! Thank heaven for the Clean Air Act of 1952!!!

Chuckeroon said...

Tks for dropping in on RuT. Glad you liked the chimneys!

Kcalpesh said...

5 acres is quite big! Don't know what the value of that abandoned house would be.. Considering the lush green surrounding it sure looks awesome... but the fact that it's in a lonely aboandoned area... can't say how many people woudl be interested in buying...

I have sure learnt from your photos the art of compositing a picture... These are nicely shot!!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Beeeautiful house indeed!

Kanda Bhaji from Sinhgadh (AKA Sinhgad, Sinhagad, Sinhagadh)

Lois said...

It looks so sad!

Ming said...

It also my first visit to this fabulous Blog. Really nice pictures...
Great work Jacob!

5 Acres wow...don't mind owning that land :-)

Thanks for your nice comments on our site.

Kind regards

Ming
(www.singaporedailyphoto.com)

Dianne said...

I imagine it could be a wonderful place with some elbow grease and TLC

Daryl said...

Its a photographic delight .. that's how I think of old buildings vs calling them eye sores ..

Boise Diva said...

Amazing that it looks like it's been abandoned for years.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

These pictures demonstrate perfectly what life after people would look like. Nicely done!

Cezar and Léia said...

Yeah, the grass is overgrown and the place looks sad. At this moment. But I also can imagine a new family moving in and making it look full of life again!
God bless you!
Cezar

Hilda said...

Never mind the house, it's the 5 acres!

nopham said...

How much? A small log cabin would be cute on that piece of land. If the price is right...we don't mind to relocate from St. Pete. Have a wonderful 4th.

Frank said...

Sorry if our party kept you up late.

Amazing isn't it how quickly Mother Nature can retake a place. Looking at it now, it's hard to believe folks were living there a year ago. It looks very abandoned and scary.

Shammickite said...

It may look abandoned, but I'm sure it could be put to rights with not too much effort.

dan J. said...

I love the way pictures like this tell a story. You can see the years and almost visualize the story this place holds inside. A great picture. It truly inspires imagination.

nopham said...

Hi Jacob.

Would you give me the area code? I will call Don. We can't afford 5 acres in Ocala...but I'm curious!

Jacob said...

@ Nopham - The area code is 352. If you think you might be interested, I've seen another 5 acre property with a couple of buildings (in much better shape than this one) also in a wooded area surrounded by small horse farms. The latter property is another 1/2 mile down the road...

Let me know...if you wish I can get the number tomorrow.

philippine real estate said...

Yes Hilda, never mind the house, the 5 acres is important. You can build a house after you sold it.

Deirdre Gonzales

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson