dcsimg

Oh my...that's gorgous!

A meeting place for regulars to discuss the lighter side of old-houses.

Moderators: oldhouse, TinaB, Don M, Schag

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby triguy128 on 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.


Go the the bottom of the page:
Image
1925 Neo-Classical

Previous home - 1968 single story Ranch/Colonial, 1200sqft - 11 windows
Current home - 1925 2 story Beaux Arts Neo-classical overlooking the Mississippi River, 3200sqft - 48 Windows
triguy128
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:41 pm
Location: Keokuk, Iowa

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby lavender_bush on 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'
Image
lavender_bush
 
Posts: 1572
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:38 am
Location: MA

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby dalmatiangirl61 on 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 :D
http://wheelingprofessionalbuilding.com/

Only $9000 a year to heat it :shock:
Image
dalmatiangirl61
 
Posts: 505
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:19 pm
Location: Nevada

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby Daniel Meyer on Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:19 pm

That's a big tower!
CUAgain,
Daniel Meyer
Author. Adventurer. Electrician. Cat God.
http://theoldvictorian.com
http://lifeisaroad.com
Image
Daniel Meyer
 
Posts: 1236
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:04 am
Location: Texas

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby oldhouseluvr on 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!!! :mrgreen:
oldhouseluvr
 
Posts: 2977
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:52 pm
Location: Boothwyn, PA

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby sooth on 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.
JC
1923 Foursquare
Clockmaker, & Old House Enthusiast
http://my1923foursquare.blogspot.com/
Image
sooth
 
Posts: 1277
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:17 am
Location: Cornwall, Ontario

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby S Melissa on 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? :D
Melissa
Canton, MI
1860 Italianate - Reuben Huston Home
Image
S Melissa
 
Posts: 6339
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:15 pm
Location: Canton Michigan

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby lavender_bush on 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 :lol:
Image
lavender_bush
 
Posts: 1572
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:38 am
Location: MA

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

Postby Don M on 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. :evil:
1840 Limestone Farmhouse
Image
Don M
 
Posts: 6965
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:35 am
Location: Boiling Springs, PA

Previous

Return to The Hangout Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron