Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Damn you, you kids and your matches and your fondness for cross-gabled Queen Anne-styled houses!



Tired of bored adolescents lighting fires in the empty house, the owners took steps to avoid any further vandalism.



Ha! Just try to set that on fire now, Drunky McTeenerson!

11 comments:

Claire said...

My sister has an old house with 4 fireplaces but 5 chimneys. I wonder if there is something like this behind a wall somewhere...

Galadriel said...

I bet they were more annoyed at the idiot pigeons who insist on flying down the chimney and spreading soot all over the house.

That place looks eerily similar to my in-laws' house--at least, when they bought it; theirs is much nicer now. Popular floor plan, maybe? Birds flying down the chimney has been a big problem, and the chimneys in such an old place are not anything like safe for use any more. If someone tried, it probably would result in a burned out fireplace, if not a burned down house.

Glory von Hathor said...

Hoomans and our need to 'improve' stuff, eh.

Anonymous said...

Of all the amenities in his mansion, it was mini-me's rock wall that brought him the most pride.

Land of shimp said...

Oh boy. Yeah, birds down the chimney are one of the lesser problems that poor old pile has.

How in the world did they arrive at the 22k figure? Sell it to anyone with the money to restore it.

Anonymous said...

Did the Dursleys live here? Perhaps they were trying to stop any unexpected visitors showing up via floo network.

Sorry, I've been re-reading the Harry Potter series over the last week...

mudslicker said...

"Has anyone seen Fortunato? I seem to have misplaced him..."

Love,
Montressor

Glenn P said...

We're embarrassed -- yet oddly proud -- to be included on this hilarious blog.

At Preservation NC we sell houses in very sorry shape but with terrific rehab potential. You wouldn't believe some of the places we've inherited.

To see some amazing transformations, take a look at a fun slideshow.

And come see some more, equally sorry-looking houses in Goldsboro.

Limited time offer. Cask of amontillado not included.

Cellar Door said...

Good for you at Preservation NC!

The Whiskeratti said...

I. Love. This. House. I would so totally buy it if I could. Just give me..ohh... 200K to restore it?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the info and slideshow, Glen from Preservation NC. It's really cool you value the modest cottages and mid-century houses and not just the big spectacular houses. Those are very impressive results. NC has much better tastes in their renovations than many in Brooklyn NYC. They have to pass laws here to keep people from doing dreadfully tacky things to old houses.