I realized that I haven’t even mentioned the other two existing structures on the property: The cottage, built in 1950, and the barn, build date unknown. It should be noted that “structure” is used quite loosely in terms of both of these buildings. The cottage has a gaping hole in the roof and has been open to the elements for an unknown amount of time and it would take nothing less than the flutter of a butterfly wing to bring down the barn.
We have every intention of saving both of these structures although Marcus is much more capable of seeing the potential in them than I am. The cottage has most certainly been home to a number of homeless and there is a family of groundhogs in the attic (because why burrow in the ground when you can live in a house). The barn requires a hard hat to enter (not really but, really) so I only tentatively walked a few feet in and then left. To be perfectly honest, together they make the main house look immaculate.
So, without further ado, here are reasons number two and number three why I was hesitant to purchase this property: