Saturday, June 25, 2011

adventurous

we normally don't do this things but we had already seen this house on a previous trip,
so this time we wanted to get closer to take some photos.
Then the main door was open, too inviting to say no, and we stepped in...


(some more photos here )





















8 comments:

Margreet said...

How exiting this must have been to enter in this beautiful house. It must have been stunning when built. Lovely photos.

Cally said...

It's a beautiful house, what a shame that it is in such a bad way. I hope there will be someone to restore it.

Meg in Nelson said...

"Hail"?? I think you should buy it and restore it and create a weavers' colony within it. I would definitely sell my soul to spend a summer weaving in this house.

Carla said...

It seems like the kind of house that would hold many secrets within those walls. You can only imagine how beautiful it must have been. I would have done exactly the same thing if I came across this house.

shipbuilding said...

...me too! You've captured it so beautifully. I love Meg's suggestion of rescuing it for a weaving colony.

Donatella said...

thank you all for your lovely comments! the idea of a weaving colony is absolutely fantastic! I've been talking to the old ladies who work at the local glass museum and they told me this house had mixed fortunes.
It was built by a wealthy man for his family at the beginning of the XX century then it was left abandoned for about 50 years.
It was bought in 2007 to be restored but apart from a few pieces of scaffolding in the garden and obvious signs of the most valuable bits having been nicked, no sign of restoration at all.
It is clear at this point that I need to win the lottery! Then you'll be welcome to spend some time weaving there!

grace lovelace said...

wow!! would love to see even more photos---thanks lovely blog

Donatella said...

Grace, thank you for stopping by!