Friday, August 19, 2016

Bent Tree Tree


In Southwest Ocala, there are two subdivisions that reside side by side:  Majestic Oaks and Bent Tree. They are, in fact, so close that part of one street belongs to Majestic Oaks and another part belongs to Bent Tree.

But where did the name, "Bent Tree," derive?  It came from the tree pictured above which is really more majestic than it looks.  It was the inspiration for the name, "Bent Tree."

Side note:  At one time, we almost bought this house.  The price was right, but it was in bad shape and needed some $50-75,000 worth of renovations.   Unfortunately, the boys at HGTV were tied up, so we decided to pass.  As you can see, however, it was nicely renovated by the folks who did finally buy it.

14 comments:

William Kendall said...

It does look like the owners put a lot of work into the place. I can't really see it as a bent tree though.

Linda said...

It is a nice house, Lowell, and I understand why you passed up on it. It would have been costly for needed renovations. Lovely tree! Fascinating post, thanks so much for sharing.

Suza said...

very nice

Michelle said...

It does look quite nice.

Kay said...

What a beautiful tree! Renovations amounting to $50-$75K are no fun. That's enough to make anyone very sick of the house by the time is all said and done. You did the right thing.

magiceye said...

A majestic tree, not bent! Beautiful house too!

Jedidja said...

Pretty strangely-shaped trees, so nice to see. The house is large. Other architectuur than European but I like it!

bill burke said...

Nice looking house and that tree offers some nice shade. That tree looks lonely all by itself and stands out. Not sure why it's call the bent tree.

Karl Demetz said...

Looks like a nice and calm place to live.

Sharon Anck said...

Those boys from HGTV are never around when you need them! That tree is rather majestic.

Small City Scenes said...

It would be nice to have that tree in the front yard except when it comes to raking leaves. As the saying goes "if you plant it the leaves will follow". LOL
MB

Judy said...

The tree doesn't look very bent. That house is beautiful and way more house than I could ever afford.

Halcyon said...

It does look nice! Especially with the large trees. :)

Gunn said...

Looks like a nice place to live.

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