My sister and I both had the day off work so we decided to hit a few places I'd found on Google Earth. The day started off completely unsuccessful, the first two locations had been demolished, the third was inaccessible due to a road closure. However, not all hope was lost! A few months back, my sister had taken an odd side street and stumbled across a boarded up home. We drove down, and there it was in all its glory, a beautiful little 1960s house still intact and boarded up.
We ended up parking a fair ways away from the house and walked through the forest surrounding the property, ending up at the back of the house to avoid being seen by traffic (it was surprisingly busy).
The only graffiti on the property.
Getting in was pretty easy, one of the two doors from the house to the deck was wide open, as well as a door hidden underneath the deck. We took the door below the deck into what I assume to be one of their dental cleaning rooms.
First view from the door.
Not much was left behind, but what remained in this room was enough for us to assume what is was used for. Upon further research I was able to find the former owners of the house, but no details as to why the home was abandoned. Their business is still around, just at a different location.
We made our way down the hall, there was one other room very similar to the previous one with a similar poster. Further down we came across one of the bathrooms,which was by far the messiest part of the house.
The rest of the basement was pretty empty, but very 60s.
Stairs leading into the basement.
The following are pics of the front door and living room (please excuse the blurry photos, I'm by no means a photographer haha). The stairs leading up to the living area were very creaky and definitely made my heart skip a few beats, otherwise they felt relatively sturdy.
Now this next part I've been kicking myself over since I left. On the kitchen counter is a letter and a stack of papers, which I somehow managed to miss. I even have a photo where I zoomed in on the food container, trying to figure out what was in it. The papers can be easily seen right there, yet I still managed to completely miss them. If anyone else has been here or visits in the future, it would be greatly appreciated if you could let me know what they were, just to put my mind at ease haha. The tile on the kitchen floors were cracked and uneven in places, so I felt a little uneasy walking on them.
Here is where I zoomed in on the container, this photo sparks nothing but pure anger within me.
The remainder of the house was pretty much empty, however the walls were quite fun to look at. The floor of the hall was a little wonky, I suspect this might have something to do with why the house was abandoned.
Definitely a fan of the funky giraffe print wall.
Lone Tylenol bottle sitting on a shelf in the green bedroom.
We headed back out towards the road stumbling across the remains of a shed an a hawk feather hidden in the grass (about 40cm/15in in length).
Although the house was pretty empty, it was definitely a fun adventure and worth the trip.