It’s déjà vu all over again! Remember the empty 1880’s farmhouse we recently looked at? Well… this ranch house was built a stone’s throw away by its former inhabitants — quite a change of pace! Unfortunately, both houses have extensive termite damage and the new owners want to clear the site for their new home. As with the last house, I did not have lots of time to take photos… they were very hurried and I did not capture all that I wanted to. Unlike the last house, this one is distinctly twentieth-century. While not particularly innovative or unique, the house nicely captures the spirit of the mid-50’s — recalling a pace of life which has all but disappeared.
While the house had been updated seemingly every decade since its construction, many original features remained — even some carpeting! Among the numerous updates were a kitchen straight out of the 70’s, some carpet and wallpaper from the 80’s and an addition from the 90’s. The original front door appears to have been replaced in the 90’s as well. The house was occupied until recently and the seller left some items behind. Let’s explore!
Soon I’ll be posting a few photos from our salvage mission of the 1880’s farmhouse. You can skip that post if you don’t like to see such graphic images… I don’t like it, either, but taking a place apart can offer insight as to how things were built at the time.