Here’s a section of the view that is seen from the front porch of the Madison House.
There was no view available from the house-site when I purchased the property. This parcel of land was an overgrown thicket of tangled woods. It was a strenuous hike, through briars and vines, to reach the house-site. Upon arrival I could see that there would be a nice view if some of the property below were to be cleared. It just took a little imagination on my part to see it’s potential.
This ten acre parcel had been for sale for a long time with no offers because it was so overgrown. When it came time to put in the new driveway into the property one of my neighbors came by to say hello and to tell me that I was a fool to have paid what I did for the land. I just blinked and smiled.
After I had cleared this field, and before I had started building the house, the offers to “double my money” if I would consider selling the land started flowing in.
There is nothing better than finding a diamond in the rough. Is there?
Notice the little cabin in the view?… now there is another story I’ll have to share… sometime in the coming days.
Originally posted 2015-03-29 17:42:55.