Friday, May 1, 2009
From the front, this house looks like a charming country abode, but in fact the back is collapsing. It may be just too far gone to restore. I've seen other homes of this type with glass filling in the west end of the porch. That's the direction from which the wind usually blows in Little Lake Valley - storms in winter, and afternoon convection winds in summer. This one also has glass to the east, so maybe the microclimate is different out on this side of the valley. Those windows would have preserved the valuable late day light for shelling peas or darning socks.