Thursday, November 13, 2014

Good Fences #34

This place is an oddity for Northeast Texas. It was built outside of town several years back, and it looks like it should exist in Randy's area, not here. After a couple of years, it began to look run-down, so I'm not certain what its story is. Still, the adobe-style home and wall draw attention.
Here's the fence link-up!

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
2. Link back to Run*A*Round Ranch Report in your post or use the badge code to display the Good Fences button in your post that automatically links back here.
3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.

Thank you!

130 comments:

Bruce Clark said...

Morning Theresa...are you getting any of the cold weather in your part of Texas?

MarkD60 said...

That's still as good fence.
Glad it's Thursday!

Brian King said...

It's something I'd maybe expect to see in AZ or NM! Nice little place!

Janey and Co. said...

We do see an occasional southwest looking home around here, but I agree they are not the norm. Looks like there is a story here. Nice looking property to be so neglected.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex Thanks for hosting. That house looks a bit neglected.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

After living in Arizona for a decade, this belongs in the high chaparrals of the Sonoran Desert.

I'm assuming the owners ran out of money?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That beautiful home looks like it could be restored back to its original state. Lovely fence.

Cattails said...

Always sad to see a house deserted and in disrepair. Wishing you a good day.

Mascha said...

For me it looks like a modern kind of fortress.
Thanks for hosting

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love that style of house. ... neat kind of fence too, neat-o!! ( :

Tanya Breese said...

i wonder if the builder was a transplanted new mexican?!

DIMI said...

Lovely fence Tex!It reminds me the same we have in our house!
Dimi...

Cranberry Morning said...

Isn't that an interesting building! Doubt you'd find that architecture anywhere in our neck of the cold woods.

messymimi said...

It does have an interesting look for your part of the country.

Molly TheWally said...

Very strange building. Wonder what the story is? Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Bethany Carson said...

I wonder what its story is. Looks like it would be an interesting place to tour.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

would fit in my home town (El Paso)

Pamela Gordon said...

I take it no one lives there. Was it used for a movie set? :)

4RRanch said...

Nice looking house and fence but could use a little weed eating.

Roan said...

Cool house and fence! The weather was perfect for our Texas visit, but we had to laugh when the weather lady said the temperature would drop to a very chilly 52 degrees. We think 52 is nice weather. It's all relative. :)

Revrunner said...

Hmm, rather mysterious. Perhaps there's a story.

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Good Morning Tex! So has the cold made it to you yet? It's settled in here for a good long stay. That home makes me think of El Paso or New Mexico.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a pretty secure setup!
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Karen S. said...

Very interesting, it does appear out of place for Texas. I'm curious about it too. People still live there? Thanks for the link to Randy's blog, what an amazing photo he had.

Felicia said...

What a beautiful house to be so run down....sad.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Pretty home! But maybe some one going west to Santa Fe got tired of the trip and decided to just settle down in your town.

William Kendall said...

The fact that it looks run down only a few years after being built is quite curious.

Jacquelineand.... said...

It is odd that it's looking run down so soon... perhaps it was foreclosed on?

RA Berks said...

That is one study fence!

DJan said...

Ha! Before I looked I thought "Santa Fe" and I was right. :-)

RA Berks said...

*sturdy*

Montanagirl said...

It has a Spanish flavor to it. I like the looks of it.

Julia said...

It looks like a lot of work went into building it. I wonder why the the grounds looks so rundown. The grass seems to be cut inside the gate. Nice gate.
Hugs,
JB

Carletta said...

I like it but it definitely doesn't say Texas to me. :)
Looks like a compound!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are the best photos I've taken and the fence is kind of lame but the sighting was so rare that I wanted to share! Thanks Tex!

Terri said...

It definitely is a strange place for an adobe type house...I always think to myself- that person is from Arizona or New Mexico! We have one just down the road from us.

Lynne said...

for sale, foreclosed, for rent, for repair, FOR GOOD FENCES . . .

Linda Kay said...

Must be that people have a certain style of house in mind when they build no matter where it might be. Our daughter built a sort of mountain-looking home in Texas.

DeniseinVA said...

I love the look of adobe houses, would love seeing the inside of this one.

Donna said...

It sure does't look like it belongs in Texas. It looks like it landed straight from New Mexico.

ladyfi said...

What a great house!

Mary Hone said...

Very nice, I like that style of home.

Debbie said...

ummm, I think it looks like a prison, I really do!!

I enjoy different homes, non-cookie cutter. but when you move into an area, I think you should consider where you are when you design your home. it should be unique, but not stand so far out of the crowd!!

I like the gate!!!!

how are your temps t, we got the cold air today. yesterday it was 63, today 33!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The adobe style is so beautiful. It's sad that it was not kept up. I love its iron gate fence.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It would be interesting to find out it's history

Carola Bartz said...

I agree with you, this is certainly something I'd expect to see in New Mexico or Arizona. I love this style. If I lived in NM or AZ I'd love to call a home like this my own.

Andrea Priebe said...

Google is not letting me see your picture this morning and I am off to do a Raptor program , so I will come back and comment tonight ... hopefully Google (or my computer whoever the culprit is) will have their act together by then. Have a great day, Theresa ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, I agree, would find it interesting to know the history, Blessings Francine.

Birdman said...

... with a bit of the 'Alamo feel' tossed in for good measure. Well, at least I get that feel.

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like it was once very nice. I do like the style. A shame it is so run-down.

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting. MB

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Ooh! There are stories there! I would love to know them! Great find!

photodoug said...

Love to know the back story. Thanks for sharing.

Terry and Linda said...

We randomly have a house and fence like that around here...the middle part of western Colorado...and they really don't fit. I suppose the people came from the southwest and loved the look, then sold and left...that is what happens here.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/?s=The+Adventures+of+Fuzzy+and+Boomer&submit=Search
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Ruth Kelly said...

It is a lovely home - hope someone takes care of it.

Susan said...

That's what a lot of the homes here look like too.

Jeevan said...

Must look more beautiful at close-up! Nice catch

Jutta.K said...

A real eye-catcher, an interesting building. Too bad if it is now derelict.

Lois said...

It does seem a little out of place.

don said...

The adobe place certainly looks authentic. Too bad it's not being maintained. It seems that it should have some kind of special designation.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, You are still the best when it comes to Fences and Gates! Thanks for the kind comment and link! Have a good day, John

LV said...

LOOKS LIKE SOME Texas GANGSTER'S HANG OUT. Slight resemblance to the Alamo.

Lynn said...

I love that adobe look:-) though it does appear to need a bit of TLC..

Ileana said...

It looks nice, to me! :) Thanks for hosting.Have a great day!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw - this place brings back sweet memories for me! My parents hand built one just like it near Taos, New Mexico back in the 70's. Love that pueblo style, but it does seem out of place there. Love the wall.

Karen Schurr said...

Sure does look neglected. Nice gate opening to a once grand rancher.

Bob Bushell said...

Cor, like it was a barrier or something, walls are against somebody trying to get in, lol.

Phil Slade said...

Could be a wild-west fort if it were a bit higher? Sorry, no fences today Theresa.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a shame no one is taking care of it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Enjoyed the adobe bldg and wall, which actually probably makes as much sense in your area as it does in NM ...thanks for that link ... We did love That State and Santa Fe particularly when we were traveling.

Thank you for hosting!

happywonderer said...

What an interesting home. The gate to get in is very cool. It's too bad the property is run down. It does make you wonder what happened...

Sylvia K said...

Unusual for Texas, but so interesting! A shame it's so run down and it does indeed make one wonder what happened!

Hilary said...

Interesting for sure. It's run down but it seems that they're keeping the grass cut within that walled area.

Elaine said...

Nice looking house and fence. We have a similar house here, and it's even more out of place in Alaska.

S. J. Qualls said...

I like that, the whole package.

A Quiet Corner said...

Sad that places like this are just abandoned considering the fence doesn't really need that much work...:)JP

Marie said...

Looks like so many houses here in Tucson, of course! Very interesting. The gate is open, and inviting, too so you do wonder about its story.

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, it has a different design, excellent !!

Halcyon said...

I like the style of this house!

Barb said...

That looks like New Mexico or Arizona architecture.

Kerry said...

Dangit I need to start taking fence pics.

Sally Crowe said...

I wonder what happened! And, have never seen an adobe house. :)

RedPat said...

It needs someone to rescue it!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

It looks as if it should be in Mexico, #34 were has the year gone ?


peter

jeannettestgermain said...

Is this a residence, or a community center? You're one of the faithful ones who always checks my blog, so I have a question for you about "posted."

Marit Sønstebø said...

Nice fence!

Farm Girl said...

That is very interesting.

Ms. A said...

It's a shame to see a place sink into ruin like that and it's not even old! Wonder what happened?

Robin Lamb said...

T, too bad it ran down, it looks quite interesting!

NatureFootstep said...

it looks strange for sure :)

Thanks for hosting GF :)

Gosia k said...

it looks so strange

Gosia k said...

it looks so strange

Our photos said...

Looks abandoned. Still...very nice !

Stephanie said...

It looks like a nice place.

Red said...

Some of these places could tell a very interesting story.

Lynn said...

Another example of, if you build it they will come... With cameras asking "s'up wit dat???":@)

Frank said...

Definitely NOT Texan style!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

True it does seem out of place! I do like the style of those homes but not sure I would want to own one.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
One indeed wonders what the story is behind such abandoned buildings...
Hugs and stay cozy as the Polar Vortex will surprise all of us in the South!
Mariette

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Yes, it definitely has the look of the Southwest. It looks rather forlorn.

Paula said...

I like the house, it looks like it would be cool in our hot summer.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

a solid war, but can easily be scaled.

Ida said...

Sad that it's becoming run down looking as I think it's a great style of home and that gate is quite nice.

Randy said...

Thanks for the shout out! The home does look like it belongs here. Someone is a fan of the architecture.

Gail Dixon said...

What a beautiful home. I'm curious for the story too!

Filip Demuinck said...

Strange looking house, a bit dark.

Greetings,
Filip

Small Kucing said...

That place would be a gardener's dream comes true. He/she can plant so many things out there.

Barb Brookbank said...

Yeah, no kidding ... that looks really out of place in your neck of the woods ...

Jen said...

So sad it's getting run down. I wonder if there is too much humidity in your part of Texas for such a house. Maybe in El Paso...

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Looks like it was a really nice house at one time. Such a shame for it to be in this condition.

Lindy

Catherine said...

Dear Theresa, That certainly looks like some place out of a movie. Catherine

KB Bear said...

There's a similar house and wall around here- straight out of Santa Fe. It turns out that the owner/builder hates even slightly warm weather so he built an adobe.

Interesting!

Pauline Woodcock said...

Every picture tells or story - or, as in this case, asks a question. Would love to know the story of this place.

Paul said...

Interesting find!
I wonder if the climate where you are causes problems with this type of construction?

pattisjarrett said...

I like the adobe structure, it looks to have had a nice gate at one time.

Linda said...

That's quite a wall!
Thanks for hosting.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Just how many people have you-all run off from around there? (LOL?)

Ian H said...

It would make a good movie set! Reminds me of the Alamo.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great photo of the adobe house. It looks like it could be in Santa Fe.

Chandra said...

Hi Theresa,
What a nice home!
Hope someone makes good use of it and not let it go to waste.
Sorry I missed Good Fences yesterday.
Peace :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the architecture in this one!!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is pretty unusual for your area, that is a style I like!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Love adobe style homes!

Grantham Lynn said...

I could live there. It is beautiful! I love a mix of Cowboy/Hacienda! I linked some borrowed fences. I have some great shots ready to share but I can't download to a computer. Hopefully soon!
Thanks for the linky! Have a good weekend.

Laura. M said...

Good farm!!

Rory Bore said...

I guess I just missed the link up deadline! I'll have to arrive earlier next week.
I love the adobe style of the house and that wall and gate. very nice.

Indrani said...

Interesting, there could be a new story there.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Just catching up with your missed posts. I can see why that house and wall/fence would attract attention. It's beautiful and I'm thinking it wouldn't take much to bring it back to its peak of perfection.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Good evening Tex!
I like that style of architecture.
I am curious about the story of the house too.

Helma said...

As you seem told eht or at a haunted house lol ..... but ... it has a nice fence;-)

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