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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:05 PM

Been thinking of picking up a cheap huge old Victorian Mansion for remodeling?

I went driving today towards Virginia across the Blue Ridge and ran across this building that collapsed inside itself at the side of the road.

First the adjoining land, then the mansion


















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Reply Been thinking of picking up a cheap huge old Victorian Mansion for remodeling? (Original post)
Mira Feb 2014 OP
Sherman A1 Feb 2014 #1
DrDan Feb 2014 #12
regnaD kciN Feb 2014 #13
elleng Feb 2014 #2
Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 #3
ohheckyeah Feb 2014 #4
NV Whino Feb 2014 #5
Mira Feb 2014 #8
alfredo Feb 2014 #6
Solly Mack Feb 2014 #7
justiceischeap Feb 2014 #9
Mira Feb 2014 #10
justiceischeap Feb 2014 #11

Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:07 PM

1. A bit of a fixer-upper

but with "some" work and a bit of paint........

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 04:21 PM

12. and some duct tape

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 06:32 PM

13. "Hurry! This one won't last!!!"



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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:08 PM

2. Resembles our house in DC,

built around 1913, and wonderful to live in, but we only bought it (in 1985) because we knew it needed NO improvements from us!!! Have fun!!!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:23 PM

3. The basement might still be salvagable.

What a shame that it is falling down. But you captured it's demise well.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:29 PM

4. That looks familiar...

I wonder if I've seen it in my ramblings.

Nice photos!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:35 PM

5. A fixer upper that would go for 6 mil or so in the Napa Valley.

What a great find.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 11:16 PM

8. No one would fix it up here.

It looks like it has sat that way for a long time and nobody cares. I can't speak for the land that comes with it of course but you could probably get the house for between five and $10,000 and I am not joking.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:46 PM

6. I think the Property Brothers can do something with it.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:34 PM

7. Cool old house

Nice shots.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 09:35 AM

9. And, of course, I find myself wondering what it looks like on the inside

Did the occupants take their belongings or are they still in there, below the slow decay of the home? Wish I was closer to the Blue Ridge mountains.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 11:35 AM

10. I will know on a pretty spring day

because I'll go back with some appropriate shoes and general camouflage . Of course it is posted that one is not allowed to enter, but the doors and windows are right there and open, as we all can see

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Response to Mira (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 01:04 PM

11. Just be careful!

The floors in these places are usually fraught with danger. I would have gone through the floor of a house I was recently in had it not been for the carpet not ripping. Also watch out for critters (the furry kind and ticks!). Finally, post what you find!

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