Monday, July 29, 2013

Going to ruin


Not long ago, this 3,500 square foot home was one of the nicest in the area. With two stories, front and rear porches, and situated on three treed acres, it was the focal point of a small horse farm.

The property includes a large garage with loft, a paddock for horses and is fenced on all sides.

For whatever reason, it now sits vacant. Vandals have torn up the inside, smashing windows and lights and breaking doors, even punching a hole in the floor. The property, as you can see, is unkempt.

We have checked the records, but it appears not for sale.

There's a story here.

21 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est vraiment dommage, car elle semble très belle comme propriété..maintenant des qu'une maison est a l'abandon, les squatteurs détruisent tous...on a connu ça a Evry avec un vieux château...;(((

Taken For Granted said...

That is a sad story about this fine looking house. Perhaps someone's fortunes were lost in the 2008 financial crash? Vandalism is so senseless.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very sad! And the fact that it appears to be abandoned is made far worse by vandals.

Small City Scenes said...

It is a beautiful house and I bet the rest is just as nice--or once was. There is a story there and it is your job--if you choose to take it--to find out. this tape wile disintegrate in 5 seconds. poof!
MB

Sharon said...

Oh wow, that is a terrible shame. I wonder why some humans find the need to destroy things. It is a mystery to me.

RedPat said...

Curiouser & curiouser.

Judy said...

So strange to see a place like that left unloved and unprotected from vandals. I wonder what happened. Perhaps a foreclosure? What a shame because I bet this was once someone's dream.

Kate said...

What a shame to have a beautiful piece of property wasted like that. Don't understand vandalism. Has to be some deep-seated psychological reasons, esp if a thing of beauty is defaced or ruined.

Re. your comment on the crosses. I should have been more explicit. I mention that we had gone to the Santuario de Chimayo, these are just relics we saw left by the faithful, many who have been "cured" by their visit to the church and grounds.

Karl Demetz said...

This is a sad story today... but maybe in a year here stays a crane...

LOLfromPasa said...

You are a kind photographer. It looks better than it might if you zoomed in for a closer look. I agree - there has to be a story as to why it sits vacant.

Barbara Farr said...

So sad, but so common these days.

hamilton said...

as if the abandonment wasn't bad enough, the vandalism really adds insult.

magiceye said...

What a waste!

Jack said...

Hard to figure, isn't it? At one time, they had it all. Now it looks like they don't have much of anything.

Kay said...

It looks like it's destined for foreclosure, one of those too big loans for the current value. Sadly, people just seem to walk away from them. It happened a lot in California.

Randy said...

It could be so beautiful.

llandudnopictures said...

For whatever reason, it's a terrible waste.

Halcyon said...

Wow. I'm betting the story is a sad one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A sad story I expect. I hope you share if you learn it. Hate to see an abandoned home.

JM said...

What a shame! I've showed you this happens here too...

Starman said...

What a waste!

"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