Monday, February 23, 2009

My Dream House

This is a house I drive by every Wednesday on my way to a weekly auction. It makes me sad every time I see it because I wonder what happened to the family that lived there. Who were they? Where did they go? Why is the house abandoned? In my mind I can see it as the beautiful farmhouse it must have been, situated at the end of its long winding driveway, perched on a small hill, softly shaded by the giant oak tree. Every time I see it I dream about buying it, restoring it and keeping it as a weekend retreat. It is such a hauntingly beautiful house, just waiting for me to rescue it, to bring it back to life and make it a home again.


Kasey said...

it's like the movie "what a wonderful life". the old house had so many probs, but full of memories.

Tardevil said...

I can see some pretty crepe myrtle trees lining the driveway. But what a huge job it would be to restore it!

SudsnJewels said...

Gail - Geoff and I flip houses and you just never know until you really check what it needs. From here, it really looks like it needs windows but there doesnt seem to be obvious sagging - who knows!? This economy is a good time for poking around! Look up the tax records and write to the owner. Thats what we do !

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

Wouldn't it be great to really fix it up! I would love to do something like that! I drive by homes like that all of the time in Kansas and my mind always goes to that same place as yours!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gale, it does look like it was a beauty! I do this with houses frequently. For years, I passed an old home and told my husband it could be beautiful. He always laughed. Now, someone bought it and turned it into one of the prettiest homes in town! laurie

Jen said...

Wow, I would LOVE to see inside that place! It truly does look as though it's just calling out for someone to notice it ... for someone to LOVE it. Maybe that someone really could be you!

Felicia said...

Looks like it was once a treasured home.

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh in the end of the restoration it would be a dream!

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a lovely old home. It would be great if you would research it and tell us all about it. Now I am wondering!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

So...whatcha waitin' for?? Make 'em an offer! In this market, you may be able to get it for a song! Then comes the renovation... :)

I'm in an 1891 home and it does have character -- but it SHOULD come with its own trust fund! ;)

Hope you get your dream, friend!!


Anonymous said...

This post is so good. :) I should start an album of abandoned houses I know would be wonderful if they were made new.

I wonder all the time what they're like inside.

Unknown said...

levis 511
polo ralph lauren outlet
adidas nmd uk
rolex watches for sale
adidas superstar white
timberland boots outlet
louis vuitton uk
kate spade handbags
discount oakley sunglasses
canada goose jackets
coach outlet store online
micahel kors
nike air max 90
nike air max 95
canada goose uk
ray bans
longchamp outlet store
michael kors handbags outlet
canada goose sale
cheap ray bans
coach factory outlet
coach outlet store
ralph lauren pas cher
birkenstock shoes
north face uk
cheap nfl jerseys
cheap jordan shoes
michael kors outlet canada
true religion
nike air force
buy red bottoms


Unknown said...

ralph lauren
air jordan 8
louis vuitton outlet stores
hollister jeans
adidas shoes
coach outlet
replica watches
kobe 8 shoes
christian louboutin sale
cheap toms
coach outlet
beats by dre
ray ban outlet
uggs on sale
ralph lauren clearance outlet
cheap pandora jewelry
air jordan femme
giuseppe zanotti outlet
ralph lauren
ray ban outlet
coach outlet clearance
michael kors outlet clearance
ugg boots
true religion outlet online
michael kors outlet clearance
toms outlet
longchamp le pliage
new york knicks jerseys
kobe 11 shoes
ralph lauren outlet
moncler jackets
coach outlet online
red bottom shoes
coach outlet store online clearances
canada goose sale
retro 11
michael kors outlet clearance
jordan retro 8
adidas nmd
oakley sunglasses outlet

zzyytt said...

oakley sunglasses for men
nike epic react
birkin bag
off white
kevin durant shoes
links of london outlet store
air yeezy
nike air huarache
moncler jackets

Pengobatan Herbal Batu Ginjal said...

Thank you for sharing the information, a very interesting article

Pengobatan Asma Ampuh
Pengobatan Ampuh Atasi Kencing Batu
Cara Mengobati Ginjal Bocor
Obat Atasi Ginjal Bengkak
Pengobatan Untuk Sembuhkan Radang Amandel

Obat Penyakit Rhinitis Alergi said...

Thank you, the article is very helpful, hopefully this article is useful for all.

Obat Kokoloteun (Flek Hitam Diwajah)
Obat Penyakit Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
Obat Untuk Meredakan Nyeri Sendi
3 Obat Herbal Mengi
Cara Mengobati Radang Empedu
Obat Radang Telinga
Cara Mengatasi Penyakit Emboli Paru