Houses

Elbow Ridge House

It was a nice December morning as Max and I followed the routes laid out for us by the GPS. I still had a number of prospects to check out, and mother nature was being kind enough to afford me the time before snowfall to do so.

Dionne Road House

Spending another wonderfully warm fall day chasing down prospective abandonments with my buddy Max, I found this little place. This is probably the most sketchy structure that I have set foot inside to date. I really shouldn't have, but it was the only way I was going to get any pictures of the place at all. I just had to make sure my feet got placed on boards less rotten than the other ones.

It's not exactly a 5-floor mansion or anything, so it didn't take long for me to get my feet planted back on terra firma.

Muskosung Lake House

With daylight already beginning to fade early in the afternoon, and my list of prospects getting shorter, I ran across this place. Ok, so normally I probably wouldn't even bother with a place this small and meaningless. But something about it caught my attention and held it.

While I'm not sure what, I think it might be the feeling that someone had started off with something small, something personal, and planned to make it something bigger, more profound. Perhaps time or money ran out before it could get there.

Deer Lake House

It was a little chilly, and there was a bit of snow on the ground. Normally, the latter would have ended my exploring season, but for some reason, I can't seem to let go this year. My trusty husky and I rolled up on this place and had a look around. The contents and lighting made it a great, worthwhile stop, but the proximity of neighbors immediately across the road ensured that I didn't linger here long.

Gratton House

I was spending some time scouting around on Google Earth, as I often do when I'm bored, and happened to notice this in a field, almost by itself. What was surprising was that it was in an area I had explored before, but I never saw this place. Not surprising that I didn't see it while I was there. It's too far back in the bush to see it from the road. Just surprising I hadn't noticed it on the satellite images before.

Casimir House 2

Continuing on through my list of prospects on a Fall Sunday, I came to this place. The door was kicked open, inviting me to look inside, but as I did, I realized there would be nothing to step on, as the floor had all but disappeared. Going anywhere inside would prove unlikely.

I was about to give up on the place and move on. But as I looked about the property, I decided that there was more to see here than a house. The vehicles alone presented enough to interest me, and hopefully you too.

Kamp Kantola

We were out for a drive on a beautiful fall day. We stopped to take Max for a walk and as we were about to leave, I noticed a disused driveway and thought I'd take a little peek to see what was there. Here's what I found.

Lowther House

So my driving companion (pictured below, waiting patiently in the truck) and I were on our way back from a fairly substantial drive when I spotted this place on the side of the highway. It's rather unique, as abandoned houses go, in terms of its shape and layout.

Bentpath House

Another fairly typical old farmhouse in rural Ontario. Nothing particularly special about it. Nothing that would call you from any distance. Pulling up beside this one, I honestly didn't expect a great deal. Something about it, however, just had charisma, charm.

*Special thanks to Kim for making me aware of this place.