Sunday, November 9, 2014

Old Home to Be Demolished by Buyer

I've always loved this circa 1806 house. It's not visible from the road so most people in the area won't even miss it when it's torn down but I will. I had to drive by one more time to memorialize it and preserve my memory. I'm very sad that the new owner has chosen this path. Such a sad conclusion for what could have been a wonderful restoration. I'm glad it wasn't my listing.






10 comments:

Gail, northern California said...

I don't want to know if a sleek, modern monstrosity is built in its place.

coasterkim said...

Oh what a shame! Such a gorgeous, old house. I love those porch posts in the shape of people.

Mama Pea said...

As they say, no accounting for some people's tastes (or lack thereof)! So sad.

Jayne Hillman said...

Could you repost the entry about the tree sampler? I was interested in ordering the pattern. Thanks!

Content in a Cottage said...

Jayne,,,Here's the link to my blog post about the tree sampler. http://contentinacottage.blogspot.com/2012/06/tree-sampler-enlarged.html
xo, Rosemary

penelopebianchi said...

SOB!! I will save the pictures! The same thing is happening to one of my very favorite houses in Montecito......it is so so sad.

Treasures lost.

BOO HOO!!!

I adore this house!

thank you for the pictures!

Penelope

Sue said...

WHY do people do this??????
If you want to build---BUY AN EMPTY LOT! Oh, this just makes me sick. Another glorious house.....gone.
I hope their "dream home" ends up with termites!

LANA said...

Very sad indeed. Are they taking down the "silo" as well? I guess some folks don't care that much about preserving history. Do you have HGTV? You would love "Rehab Addict". It is about this woman who saves old houses from demolition and restores them.

Content in a Cottage said...

Lana...I just checked and yes, I do get HGTV. I never watch it but I'll look for Rehab Addict. That sounds good. Thanks, Rosemary

Cathy said...

Such a shame. :(