It was not love at first sight.
My mission was to find a very nice antique house frame that I could use to build the addition off of the little log cabin.
Two-hundred year old house-frames are much, much harder to find that old log homes.
I had driven for two hours on a hot summer day, with no a/c in my truck, to find this “gem of a house”.
I debated for a moment or two on whether I should even bother getting out of the truck to look the house over… but, I wanted out of that truck, and there was something about this house that told me that there was.. “potential”.
* (Always remember… “potential” is the most dangerous word that there is in my profession).
The man who owned this house told me that this was half of the original home on this large farm, and that twenty years prior he had pulled the roof off of that large house and then he cut the house in half, and then he pulled the two severed sections to different parts of his farm to be used for hay storage.
He had put a flat metal roof over each section to keep them somewhat dry.
The other half of the house didn’t fair as well as this half, so he eventually dozed and burned it. And that’s what was eventually planned for this half too. Unless, I wanted to make him an offer.
BTW… this photo is not photo-shopped … the house really did sag that much.
Originally posted 2015-05-28 13:38:55.