Abandoned Historic Country Home

I've had my eyes on this Abandoned Historic Country Home for quite a while now.  It first got out attention when we were researching another spot close by.

The Abandoned Historic Country Home is set far back from the road.  This is pretty much why Zenning with Zay & I waited so long before checking it out!  We were spoiled for a with city exploring where you only have to walk a 20 feet from where you parked!

The original house was built in 1890 & was added to the Heritage Inventory in 2005. Over the years two additions we put on to the to the original centre hall plan house.  The 1.5 storey features a gable roof, three shed dormers, & brick chimney.  The entrance has a classic style door surround.

From the outside I knew the house was big but once we got inside it seemed to open right up!  The west side was one of the new additions.  It had a a bedroom, laundry, room & more closet space than some of the mansions I've explored!  Then there was a huge living room with a massive entertainment unit!

In the middle of the house was the kitchen.  Not too big but certainly functional!  The at the front was the dining room.  To the right of the kitchen was stairs leading up but we'll check that out later.  Then, past that was a family room with a beautiful fireplace!

Past the fireplace room was a bathroom & master bedroom.  The bedroom wasn't huge but it sure had plenty of closet space like the rest of the house!

Now for the basement.  Everything above ground but the basement was a whole different story.  As soon as I opened the door I could see the walls were covered in mold.  Once down there it was pretty obvious why it was so bad.  There was over a foot of water in one area.  It was pretty awesome seeing the piano & pool table coated with it.

2 thoughts on “Abandoned Historic Country Home”

  1. Having never lived with a house with a basement or cellar, why do these basements fill with water? I can understand a burst pipe etc. How is the water kept out, when the house is in use?

  2. I don’t know the reason for this one, but water tables change which can cause flooding up through even cement floors. Heavy rains also have a way of letting water into basements thru every tiny crack there is especially if noone lives there to keep an eye on it. From what I see here it looks like this home may be in Canada which can have very heavy amounts of snow and when that decides to melt can also cause flooding.
    Now I’m in no way an expert or contractor these are just the different ways my basement has gotten water into it over the years. I’m sure an experienced contractor would know more.
    Take care Sarah-jayne

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