Sunday, November 24, 2013

This old house

It's never been finished. I don't know when it was started, but it was already standing ten years ago. The house is in a small patch of woods out among the vineyard parcels. I'm sure it's never been occupied as the interior is completely unfinished, except for a fireplace. There's no plumbing apparent, no fixtures, not even a stair to the upper level.

Our local abandoned house. The roof's in good shape seeing as the inside is bone dry.

Where the house sits there are no nearby power or telephone lines, no water service, and certainly no sewer. It's strictly agricultural and woodland. It could be that the project was abandoned because of all that, but who knows?

One of the front door panels is missing, so I looked inside. It's a very small house, essentially just one room on the ground level. The plan may have been to divide that room into a living, kitchen, and bath arrangement, and build a bedroom or two upstairs, but it would have been quite cramped. I wonder whom it belongs to?

10 comments:

  1. It could have been a nice, if rather small house. I like the external design.

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  2. Maybe you neigbour the mayor can tell you more about it. Looks kind of spooky to me. Martine

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  3. Perhaps it was intended as a retirement cottage that turned into an unwanted burden to citified héritiers? Possibly a sad story.

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  4. Oh, yes, do ask the mayor! Like Jean, I really find the exterior very appealing. It must have been meant as a getaway, and funds dried up.

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  5. Oh boy. Another home project. Go for it.

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  6. Here, it is possible to look up in the city records (free and easily accessible on computers) any address and find the owners. Perhaps the french have a different system or maybe because you are in a hamlet it is less structured. The outside design is very attractive to my eyes, also. Too bad about the major necessities (sewer, water and electricity) not being available. For the right price, it could become a weekend rental since you are in such a desirable position with the chateaux and zoo nearby.

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  7. I dream of such as house. I want to purchase it and transform it into something marvelous.

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  9. They did a hell of a lot of work to just walk away and leave it.

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