Thursday, May 10, 2012

Remember This?

Back in June of last year (seems hard to believe it was that long ago, where does the time go...) I wrote a post about an old house that was abandoned.  Here's a few photos to remind you...


Many of you commented on the sadness of such a fine house being left alone to slowly deteriorate.



Well, my friends, I've got some good news that you're gonna love!  Here is the same house today...


What a HUGE difference!


It is in the process of being restored.  For those of us who love old houses this is great news!


There is still a lot of work to be done... some brick work on the chimneys and around the base of the house as well as some woodworking repair to the bay windows and balcony.  And, I have no idea how the interior restoration is coming along.


All in all she's looking mighty chipper at the care she's receiving!


The view from the front porch.  Can't you imagine yourself sitting in a rocking chair admiring this lovely tree?


The Saxon Scarborough House was originally built in 1877 and sat on 32 acres of land.



Someone is lovingly restoring this beauty currently called Saxon Manor.  It is going to be available for weddings and special events.  Isn't that fantastic?

I'll keep y'all posted on her progress!


Till next time,




20 comments:

Country Gal said...

I always knew from the day you posted about this wonderful house that it had potential . I see potential in homes most people wouldnt dream of touching. I am so happy some one took it on and gave it life again it is beautiful ! Looking forward to all its progress ! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day !

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

I remember! I'm thrilled to see this old beauty being restored!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Now that is absolutely AWESOME! I love it when places are restored.. Such a beautiful house w/ sooo much history to be left to rot! Hallelujah! =)

TexWisGirl said...

that's awesome. :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a wonderful old house! I was so happy to see that someone is fixing it up and it will be put to good use. It's a true treasure. I have just found your blog and I am now your 100th follower :) I'm going to have fun looking around to see what I've missed. Have a wonderful day!
Maura :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is AWESOME!!

Mamabug said...

What wonderful news; so glad someone is restoring this old beauty. It's gorgeous!

Betty Manousos said...

i love it! such an awesome house. i love to see this old house being restored!

thanks so much for sharing.

gorgeous shots!

Kristin_Texas said...

I want to live there!

Kristin

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Wonderful news! Once it's completed on the interior I just know you will take photos for us. :-))

Lynnie S said...

It is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this! What a great capture a while back, only to see it start the restoration progress!!

Mrs. Z said...

What a gorgeous old house!! Keep us updated on it's progress!

Karen said...

What a beautiful house!!! So glad it's being saved!... such great bones!....

Karen said...

What a beautiful house!!! So glad it's being saved!... such great bones!....

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks gorgeous, so glad to see her being restored:@)

Jann Olson said...

What a gorgeous home! So glad that it found someone that could imagine the beauty it once held. Wouldn't it be so fun to see the inside? Visiting from rural Thursday. Now a new follower.
Hugs,
Jann

Nancy said...

This is wonderful! Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week.

pembrokeshire lass said...
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pembrokeshire lass said...

What an incredible transformation. Can hardly believe it. I can't wait to see the inside as well. Joan

jrmom said...

Yay!!! Thank you for sharing the update. How exciting to see this beauty come alive again. Imagine a picture of the bride and groom on the second story porch...ahhh beautiful. Yes definitely looking forward to more updates. I wonder if they would let you inside for some before pictures. That would make for great pictorial history for them when they do open...just a thought.

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