Friday, May 1, 2009

Empty Farmhouse


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.

8 comments:

Petrea said...

Friend, I've been overwhelmed with busy-ness and a bad browser. You've been posting like mad, your usual wonderful stuff. It's good to visit Willits.

Please tell Emmy and Ardella I said hello.

My WV is "equal."

Joe Cottonwood said...

Great roof.

USelaine said...

P - Don't sweat it. I hardly visit any blogs anymore. I hope you work out that Mac business.

Joe - I've seen a couple of similar houses with that same material, but I don't know what it is.

Tash said...

Is it still on privately owned land? There is a story in this one.

USelaine said...

Tash - It is on private land. There's a nicely maintained Victorian (or neo-Victorian) just across the road from this, which is inhabited.

Kris said...

I do like that light!

Dina said...

Great roof.
Try to see Portland blog today. Surprises all the time.

USelaine said...

Kris - It made me stop the car.

Dina - I still don't know what the roofing material is. Yes, I saw the Portland post! Shalom!