Saturday, March 24

100 Abandoned Houses

Doesn't this house remind you of Brae's Haunted Heritage House? :D This post by Shelter has photos of 100 houses that have been abandoned. I see several that I would love to restore or build as dollhouses!

Speaking of abandoned houses. This one has been sitting in my living room, just like this, for over one year! Parts of my conservatory kit are propped up on top.

I have made yet another design change to my current project. I know it's a stretch, but I may use these conservatory parts to build a second floor studio apartment above the coffee shop? It would have an outside entrance and patio.

I'll be measuring again today to see how I might accomplish this. I hope I can do it, because I really like the idea. I promise to have something to show you tomorrow. It may not be much, but it will be something!

Hope you have a great day!


Caseymini said...

Kathi, it makes me sad to see so many beautiful houses crumbling into the ground. I want to rescue all of them. Thanks for the site.

otterine said...

It is amazing how time and weather can reduce these once lovely structures. Obviously some had fire and other damage, too. :[ Casey's right...I want to rescue them, too.

Rosamargarita said...

Sí, sí, me recuerda a la casa de Brae!
Gracias por el enlace
Un abrazo

Kathi said...

I agree. It is sad to see. I rescued ONE real house. It was very rewarding and very expensive. I'm glad I did it though. Hopefully, the Shelter post will cause others to do the same...

Lucille said...

I will look at the houses later. To get back to your post, an apartment above the coffee shop sounds exciting. If I could shrink myself, I would love to rent it from you!

Ilona said...

You are a bit like me, Kathi. When I am walking/biking through my region/land I see the same things happen with very old houses. Those houses have a history of several hundreds in years!!
Years ago I have built the farmhouse of my grandparents in miniature, so it is copied at least.
Have a great sunday and week. Hugs Ilona

Giac said...

Hi Kathy,
I think the idea for the studio is brilliant! It's great that you think outside the box and i can't wait to see it!