This is a place I've been wanting to visit for a long time. I go past it fairly often, and have watched it slowly decay. None of its history in known for sure, but from what I've heard the property was owned and built upon by a retired Navy officer and later Sheriff. He lived alone there during the summer season and returned to Florida in the colder months. The property consists of one 2-story home and two small sheds. Built upon a hillside clearing, perched precariously on the edge of creek bed. The man himself passed away what I believe to have been at least 30 years ago. Since then the front gate of the property has remained locked, until maybe 6 years ago, for only 2 summers, when all the sudden a few individuals were taking care of the property. Mowing the lawns and trimming the trees at least. After 2 summers of care they disappeared and the property continued to decay again. Plenty of room for speculation but I'd prefer to know the truth, I'll probably do some digging.
The home is 2-stories, built on stilts, so it has a sub-level used for storage. The building has collapsed in on itself, falling into the sub-level, everything from all 3 floors has ended up in a giant pit in the center. The home also has a huge front porch.
At some point the local firemen have removed all the propane tanks and disabled the hot water heater and gas lines.
I imagine it was at one point quite a cute cabin with its red shutters with white poka-dots.
After he passed. Everything remained untouched in his house. I doubt the fridge was even emptied out. No family has come to collect anything, everything is as he left it.
The home has a fairly recent tube and toilet inside, probably one of the last modifications he made.
The bathroom was on the second floor, not the first floor, soon to be the ground.
His trash can was placed inside the house. Maybe by the funeral home. The door was locked at one point, since then its been kicked in, not that it matters now.
The front of the house with the huge porch.
Can you find the car in this photo? It's there...somewhere...
Another odd thing that leads me to believe he died here. His car (registered in Florida) has sat parked directly in front of his house for the past 30 or so years. What I believe to be some kind of late 80's Buick Estate Wagon. Previous explorers or vandals have left the doors open on it.
The house sits at the edge of a 30 foot drop leading to a creek, at one point there was a foundation between the edge, it has since fallen away. The house may eventually do the same as the earth washes out beneath it.
The larger of the 2 sheds on the property.
Behold! Two wonderful items I'd love to liberate. But alas, it's not my place to take these things.The canoe is an "Old Town", oars and all, a wonderful piece that may be close to 100 years old, though upon further inspection it's beyond saving as its collected lots of rain water over the years. The car is a fairly well preserved, Crosley Station Wagon from '47-'52.
The shed is also full of old appliances, fridges, washing machines, etc.
GET OUT OF HERE STALKER!