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October 4, 2007

Victorian replica?

Filed under: Homes — lessie @ 4:31 pm

This house was up on a hill to the side of Hwy 81 FOREVER. It seemed anyway. I drove by it enough times, wondering at who lived there. It appeared to be a newer house built in the Victorian style. I have no idea when it burned, but one day I drove by, recognizing it was empty with scorch marks. It has recently been moved closer to the highway. I’m interested in the next journey this house takes. I’m sure it’s ready for a family again.

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5 Comments »

  1. Fortunately, the house IS being used. Unfortunately, not as a home. I think it will be the new ReMax office. My aunt and uncle Bobby and Milly Aiken lived in this house. It is old, though I am not sure how old. They bought it in the 70’s and renovated it. It was practically in ruins and you could not see it from the road. It was an interesting style inside. Believe it or not, it was sort of Spanish! They had planned to build a Spanish style home and had already purchased furniture. I know it sounds strange, but it worked. They turned the barn into a guest house. It was quite beautiful and featured in a home magazine. They loved that old house, but eventually the neighborhood was swallowed up by commercial establishments. Not to mention that the house was very large for two retirees. Glad to see the house was not torn down, but I do hate that the new owners cut down the beautiful trees that graced the property.

    Comment by Moorhan — October 11, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

  2. I meant to include that the house is not a replica. It is a true Victorian farmhouse. Also, it burned in the Spring of 2007…

    Comment by Moorhan — October 11, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

  3. That is so incredible! I wish I had gotten to see it after they fixed it up, but like you mentioned, it may not have been visible from the road. And it had a barn! Must have been a farm house for sure. Thanks so much for your comments!

    Comment by lessie — October 12, 2007 @ 12:34 am

  4. It’s owned by a friend of my sister’s grandparents. They are moving it and planning to restore and live in it once it’s settled. It’s lovely that they are putting the funding into it since the fire to restore the second storey.

    Comment by Tara Hanshaw-Lewis — November 6, 2007 @ 9:43 pm

  5. Actually, the ReMax office will be located here. The residents, my aunt and uncle, moved to the Chiquola downtown.

    Comment by Moorhan — June 6, 2008 @ 8:27 pm


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