Friday, January 18, 2008

Old stables

A house a few streets over is up for sale. On the grounds of the house is a huge garage, or so I thought. From reading the for sale sheet of the house, its a former stable. Its probably past the point of being turned into a house, but then I saw this photo and thought they looked similar. I can dream right?


16 comments:

Dan said...

Nice pic Jim. I like the angle you took on this. It looks like it has possibilities to me. Particularly after hearing some of the stories about the historic homes here in McKinney that are not beautiful

Gwen said...

I commented on your Wednesday post but it didn't appear. I see what you mean from the link, that it could be restored in a similar way and the shape/structure of it for a residence would really be something, wouldn't it?

Kate said...

With a little imagination and a lot of money, this could be made into a stunning house!!

Clarice said...

Dedication and commitment required but I am sure you have both :-)

Isadora said...

That must have been some stable to have a barn this size! I agree with Kate - it could be done!! :)

Southern Heart said...

That is such a neat building...it would be so great restored, too!

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FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Of course you can dream! But, you know, if that structure were indeed turned into a house, it would certainly become a thing of beauty (albeit wicked expensive). ;D

uncertainhorizon said...

It has possibilities... with the time and money, you can do anything with it.

alicesg said...

Nice photo and that is a very big house.

Kim said...

This stable is gorgeous and if I didn't live so far away, I would come over and ask for that red and white door! I can't believe that someone wouldn't want to restore it, but then again it probably would take a lot of money and time. But wouldn't it be awesome!

smilnsigh said...

Great possibilities. A large structure... Would be needed by a large family, or maybe, some business. Or as usual, apartments. Or as they do with such renovations around here... make condos.

I sure hope someone saves it!!!!

My photo is so, so, so not usual for my city. Seems every available carriage house has been bought, renovated and is looking super. But not this one! Damn cause it's a very unique one. :-(((

It was owned for years, by original summer people, who let all the property go. The matriarch died and none of family want it and it was sold. Purchased by a contractor, who has his men do bits and pieces to the house. But allows the carriage house to goooooooooo. I could box his ears. :-((((

Mari-Nanci

Joy said...

A very neat shot. I have a feeling it would be more dramatic in black and white.

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Jana said...

How funny, those two stables look alot alike. I love old buildings. I need to get out and get some good photos while there is snow on the ground here.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oooh, very very cool, I love old barns and stables. Neat capture.

Anonymous said...

Jim,
I own this carriage house. The carriage house was built in 1897 - the same year as the three story Victorian home that sits on the same 1 acre property. Sure wish you would take a pic of the house too. It's a fabulous 3 story with a full basement. Everything has been renovated - all new wiring, insulation, new plumbing, central air and heat. We are motivated sellers. The house and property appraised at $500,000 in 2006 and we have it listed for $390,000 due to the depressed housing market. This house has lots of documented history. The original owner only lived in it 2 years when his young wife died and he sold it to M.A. Joy who lived there for 50 years. There have only been 5 owners so all the original woodwork, hardware and glass are in tact. The 1876 reed organ brought up by a team of mules from Tyler Texas is still in the ballroom. The carriage house housed the first fire truck for Terrell - it was the only place big enough for it. The carriage house has a dirt floor and is two stories. It has stalls for horses and rooms upstairs that used to be for the servants. With all the work that we have had to do on the home, we just haven't had the time or the money to spend on the carriage house. It looks run down from the outside, but it is in pretty good shape. Not sure if you would want it for a house since it has a dirt floor but with many $$$$$, I'm sure that could be replaced. I have a website set up on the house - www.pecanplaceterrell.realtors.liveoffice.com

Anonymous said...

By the way Mari Nanci's information is incorrect. Summer people never lived in the house nor did the matriarch die. Nice story but it isn't true.