Monday, December 1, 2014

Old, Old House

In need of TLC

This photo is from my archives, taken a little over a year ago in Upstate New York.  Even though the exterior of the house needed tons of work, the owners felt festive enough to  decorate the doors with wreaths and the railings with garlands.

I haven't been back to see if now the house is in better shape.

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52 comments:

Andy said...

It is a shame to see a classic like this deteriorating a way.

llandudnopictures said...

It does look very faded... but it's still very apparent that it was, and could be, a beautiful home again!

Revrunner said...

Must have been a real gem in its time and like it could be still.

Birdman said...

Looks like we have a great set of windows here. Must say some TLC needed too. Throw some paint on it.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

It is mindboggling how something so lovely can be left in disrepair. However, I do admire the festive mood of the people who live there.

Kate said...

Home, Sweet, Home to someone!!

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see you there! said...

What a lovely old home. Glad someone is still celebrating there. Perhaps it will get a fix up in the future.

Darla

Buttons said...

Oh what a grand house. I can imagine the stories there. Hug B

William Kendall said...

There is still potential there, so it's worth saving!

VP said...

Lovely building, I hope they will be able to fix it....

Debbie said...

oohhhh what a beautiful building!!! I hope someone splashes it with some tlc!!!

Judy said...

I love the colours and the gingerbread!!! Maybe they have only started to fix it up, and the exterior is not high on the list of priorities...

marshaleith said...

That house has so much potential!!

Sandra said...

it is beautiful and old old is a good thing in a house and it looks so festive even when in need of paint. would make a great card.

visualnorway said...

Red is a festive colour and no doubt gave them a happier Christmas. But a bit of "spit and polish" would no doubt have helped, too. I think you should make a return trip - this is very interesting photographic subject!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! so many details in that! lots of work, but worth it, hopefully!

Lowell said...

If I had the wherewithal I would buy this in a heartbeat and fix it up. That's my kind of house - looks like it's got bones, heck, a coat of paint would do wonders.

Mary Hone said...

I love those style of houses. Imagine how it would look restored.

Montanagirl said...

It has a lot of character and personality. Perhaps they've fixed it up since you were there last.

Linda W. said...

All it needs is some TLC and a new paint job.

Hilary said...

Oh what a pity to see it failing like that. I'll bet it was magnificent in its time. And still could be.

Ginny said...

This is a gorgeous house, with all the beautiful and intricate woodwork. What a shame, they must no have the money to fix it up, but they do have a little to decorate. Sad.

Sylvia K said...

Such a great old house and so sad to see it deteriorating, but then who knows the owners situation?? At least they do have the Christmas spirit!! Have a great week, EG!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, what a gorgeous old house! I love all the fancy woodwork and it makes me feel good to see the Christmas decorations on it. Someone cares. :)

Gattina said...

What a beautiful old building !

Halcyon said...

I absolutely love the touch of red!

Cezar and Léia said...

The red door with the Christmas decoration is really gorgeous! Adorable picture!
Léia

DeniseinVA said...

For all that it needs painting it is a gorgeous house. I hope it gets its well-deserved tender loving care soon.

Cloudia said...

Yes! Your photos begs a back story! Fine work


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Malyss said...

An old fashion lady, with lot of charm !

DawnTreader said...

In spite of the state of the house it makes a wonderful picture!

Giga said...

This house is worth a health because it is beautiful. Regards.

RedPat said...

It's gorgeous! let's hope it has been fixed up a bit at least.

Kathy said...

I can't imagine how difficult and costly it would be to "fix up" one of these old beauties. I wish i had the energy AND the money!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

I hope they have been able to fix her up
she would have been very grand once upon a time

Jette Hollesen said...

Wonderful house- love the white and red together!

Hugs
JetteMajken

bettyl-NZ said...

That's a great old house! I bet the inside is quite homey and warm.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

gorgeous old home. i love the red. ( :

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Isn't it beautiful?!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

cieldequimper said...

Yes, but oh so pretty with its decorations!

Country Wife said...

Wonderful picture and its great that they decorated the outside.

Susan said...

Oh, oh, oh, I love this picture! What a lovely old house!!!!!!!

jeannettestgermain said...

If I would have money inmy pocket, I would renovate this house:) The eves is beautiful!

Photo Cache said...

I love Victorian houses (although never been in one) and it makes me sad to see them deteriorate or in a state of decay.

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Bethany Carson said...

That does look like a beautiful old place! Great shot!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That has obviously been a very elaborate home at one time.

Felicia said...

beautiful house with lots of character but yes it could use a paint job.....still i like it like this too.

Jack said...

It has great bones, but that condition is pretty frightening.

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness, I'd decorate too, of course some fresh paint would be nice too...but this house could again be the lovely, stately place I know it was once. Great festive look too.

Fun60 said...

It still looks attractive in a 'shabby chic' kind of way.

Anvilcloud said...

Decay is often so interesting -- so random with interesting textures. Nice architecture here too.

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