A meeting place for regulars to discuss the lighter side of old-houses.
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:41 am
Kind of reminds me of this house that once existed in our city. It sat vacant for abotu 10 years before being razed. The foundation was used for a new mansion in 1920. The foundation of my house sits on the end fo one of the artifical lakes. The house sat so close to the edge of the bluff, that actual guy wires were used to ensure it didn't tumble down the bluff. Part of the retaining wall the it sat on slid down the bluff during heavy rains this year.
The stone retaining wall behind my house I beleive was built in 1880's when this mansion was constructed. It's still thankfully in excellent condition. A concrete replacement... even just poured over the top would probably set me back at least $30k... possibly more.
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Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:23 am
It has potential
My DH hates it when I use the word 'Potential' that's why we ended up buying the Purple House:)
That is one heck of a building, with a lot of 'potential'
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:10 pm
Here is another one for you Daniel, top floor would make a great home, oh heck I'd use it all as a home http://wheelingprofessionalbuilding.com/
Only $9000 a year to heat it
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:19 pm
That's a big tower!
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:48 pm
A few gallons of paint and some salvage windows and you've got an island villa. I say go for it!!!
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:20 pm
Holy crud that's a 15,500sq/ft building. I quite like the exterior details and it's very cheaply priced if you can afford the renovations and utilities.
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:58 pm
Lavender Bush - isn't that what you said when you MET your husband . . . "he has potential" Now what does he say hmmmm?
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:02 pm
Mel - we met when I was 17 he was 18, we married on my 18th birthday just after we bought our first (1920) old house.
30 years married next June? Yes he had 'potential'.
Me? not so sure
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:36 pm
My grandparents summer home was in Sackets Harbor, NY near Watertown. My Mom & her friends use to boat over to all theses abandoned castles on the various 1000 islands during the 1930s. Some still had caretakers & others were totally abandoned like Bolt Castle which is now a tourist attraction. This particular house is amazing; I'm very surprised someone hasn't burned it.
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