While this house may seem a little creepy to some, it just really spoke to me. You can tell it was a huge house. I can imagine the family that lived here probably had lots of children and the husband had to have been someone important in the town, a doctor, lawyer, who knows. I could see the mother sitting on the front porch, baby in tow, while she watched the little ones play in the massive yard. See the tree, can you picture children playing hide and seek while the one pretented to count and cover their eyes, all the while watching where the children were hiding. I know I have a vivid imagination.
This house is dark and mysterious, but it still is appealing to me. Why would families leave them behind? Do you ever notice that once families leave it seem that even the house becomes sad and goes into disrepair.
What a cute cottage? Can you image it full of rose bushes peeking through the fence by a great gardener. Maybe it was the lady in the picture with her dog. It seemed it would have been a happy house.
This last picture, I can see still in the middle of a town with all new construction all around. Maybe the family won't sell and the new stores are building all around it. I can only imagine the yard would have been just beautiful. I would loved to have been sitting on this porch, watching the town grow while I continued to enjoy the house.
This weekend, I got out and enjoyed our city park. There's a new log cabin that was moved to the park around November and they are slowly constructing the original cabin back. The Sam Houston's Memorial Park, where Sam Houston's old houses have been moved for us to enjoy, is the location of where the new cabin was moved. The cabin dates back to the 1840's and Sam Houston would go hunting near the cabin's original location. What I liked most about the cabin were the front and back porches. I'll be showing this cabin in a future post.