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Mira

(22,386 posts)
Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:05 PM Feb 2014

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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Been thinking of picking up a cheap huge old Victorian Mansion for remodeling? (Original Post) Mira Feb 2014 OP
A bit of a fixer-upper Sherman A1 Feb 2014 #1
and some duct tape DrDan Feb 2014 #12
"Hurry! This one won't last!!!" regnaD kciN Feb 2014 #13
Resembles our house in DC, elleng Feb 2014 #2
The basement might still be salvagable. Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 #3
That looks familiar... ohheckyeah Feb 2014 #4
A fixer upper that would go for 6 mil or so in the Napa Valley. NV Whino Feb 2014 #5
No one would fix it up here. Mira Feb 2014 #8
I think the Property Brothers can do something with it. alfredo Feb 2014 #6
Cool old house Solly Mack Feb 2014 #7
And, of course, I find myself wondering what it looks like on the inside justiceischeap Feb 2014 #9
I will know on a pretty spring day Mira Feb 2014 #10
Just be careful! justiceischeap Feb 2014 #11

elleng

(133,129 posts)
2. Resembles our house in DC,
Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:08 PM
Feb 2014

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!!!

Curmudgeoness

(18,219 posts)
3. The basement might still be salvagable.
Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:23 PM
Feb 2014

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

Mira

(22,386 posts)
8. No one would fix it up here.
Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:16 AM
Feb 2014

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.

justiceischeap

(14,040 posts)
9. And, of course, I find myself wondering what it looks like on the inside
Sun Feb 23, 2014, 10:35 AM
Feb 2014

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.

Mira

(22,386 posts)
10. I will know on a pretty spring day
Sun Feb 23, 2014, 12:35 PM
Feb 2014

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

justiceischeap

(14,040 posts)
11. Just be careful!
Sun Feb 23, 2014, 02:04 PM
Feb 2014

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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