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This old house

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If you're driving out in the Georgia countryside, as V and I were doing yesterday afternoon, you will see an awful lot of farms. Chicken farms, cattle farms, different crop-growing farms, lots of bales of hay. It's lovely. And many of these farms have a really old farm house somewhere on the property.

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I take pictures of as many of these as I can. Often the problem is that the grounds around them are no longer kept. The trees grow and grow and grow. Makes for quite the picturesque scene, but difficult to take a good photo of - at least the way I do it, all out my car window and everything.

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Last week, I was driving home from my mom's house and noticed a very small, old house that looked like it'd been tossed away like into the woods. Like maybe a giant had been playing with a cardboard box, tired of it, and tossed it aside. Oh how I want to take a photo! But the road there is busy, there's no real shoulder but a really big ditch, and the trees and brush are thick. Sadly, I don't think I could do justice to the scene with my camera.

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But this house, which is next to a large farm, has a very well-kept yard. Some people know when they've got something good. There is also a nice, level shoulder off the road so I actually got to park and take these pictures. That was a nice change from how I usually do it.

Notice anything else unusual about this house?

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They have put a newer roof on it. Most of the houses I see like this have a metal roof. It's nice that the owners put a new roof on it when it was needed. I hope they keep this house up for a long time to come.

I also hope they see this post and invite me over to take pictures of the inside, but I won't hold my breath on that one.

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Alexis

So cool! There are some old barns around here, but not nearly as many as I'd like.

Gayle

Wow! The color of the brick work really pops against the color of the wood. I really wonder what the inside is like.

kristen

The first picture had me thinking the old house was sitting on orange milk crates! The chimney is so pretty!

Mary Beth

Wow...you noticed so many details about this precious little house. When I see houses like this I wonder when it was last a home...if it is still a home to someone and what it looked like when it was new...now I'm thinking all deep-like and Jack Handyish when I'm supposed to be working...ugh! Thanks for the great pictures and the "thoughts" to go with them.

April @ Doggie Bloggie

I love old houses and hope to have one myself someday. I hope to get to the "simple life" one of these days. I'm tired of my 30 year old brick ranch - too typical, no character. Love your pics! I'm adding you to my favorites list!

Terry Kearns

The brick is too new. Somebody is working on this one. 3 chimneys with way above average brick detailing. The mortar in the foundations looks brand new. Looks like they are working on the sills.

These are irresistible to me. I like the zigzag floorplan, the roof pitch and the front facing gable.

Kim @ Forever Wherever

I do love old houses like that! We are always trying to turn around our motorhome to go back and take a photo of them. People must laugh so hard when they see us doing this! Great photos!!!
~Kim

Gennaro

I love how it seems to blend into its environment so well. It also gives off a serene feel.

DesignTies

I love old houses like this. And barns too. I wonder about the people who lived there and why they left....

It's sad to see these old homes fall into disrepair. Hopefully, whoever owns this one will bring it back to its former glory one day :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Linda @ Lime in the Coconut

Ahh such soul. Love em too!

Great post!

Things That Inspire

Wouldn't you love to see the inside of this house?

This is a side of Georgia that I rarely see, since I am a city person who rarely ventures outside of Atlanta. Great post!

Holly

I love seeing really old houses, and thinking about their history. I once saw a magazine article about a house similar to this one; the owners wanted to have it moved and the mover said it would fall apart unless the termites held hands. Thought that was kinda funny. :)

Toni

I'm like Kristen - at first glance the house looked like it was sitting on milk crates, but then I realized it was brick. The color of it really pops against the weathered siding. Great shots.

Monkey's Momma

Maya, I have something for you over at my blog.

Liz@VioletPosy

Gorgeous house, hope it get's the love it needs.

Angela

Great shots!! This reminds me of visiting my grandparents house out in tobacco country - all the old farm houses and barns - very nostalgic and beautiful!
~angela @ peonypatch

Christine

I love old farmhouses! The brickwork looks almost new. It's so bright in comparison with the woodwork. Lovely pictures!

Susan

Ok, you've come this far, now you MUST go knock on their door and ask if you can take interior shots. Your public wants to know!!!! Worst case scenario, they say no!

Isa

Oh so southern and full of memories! I spent my childhood riding horses through the countryside in the piedmont of North Carolina and saw my share of these old houses -- they are so hauntingly beautiful and romantic. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
Happy Weekend!
xo Isa

Christy

Oh - great location! That would be so much fun to play with. I wish there was *anything* like that near where I am.

Thanks for sharing!

Why S?

What history must have happened here?

Laura Ingalls Gunn

I am visiting via H.O.H. Great post!

I hope you'll stop by for a visit, I am hosting a giveaway.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses

I would love to know the story behind this house! Why would it have a newer roof? Are they planning to restore it? I'm so curious!

Tricia Boutelle

Hi Maya,
I just happened across your blog via Hooked on Houses and I am so glad I did. In fact, I posted a link to your blog on my own. Your photography is beautiful! Oh, and that V is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing.

Tricia
boutellefamilyzoo@blogspot.com

Melanie J.

Wandered over from Soulemama...I wholeheartedly concur with your observation of the serious farmland in GA. Husby and I just celebrated our 10th at Lake Hartwell in SC, and traveled back to Jacksonville, FL, through GA...it was a delicious ride replete with rolling fields, long barns, animals, such glorious nature. I'm still jonesing to be back there, exploring...

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