Our top 5 finds of homes that are (or look) abandoned. In this list you will be able to view these homes from the street if you decide to pack your bags and go out on an adventure. And, just from the street view images, they look worth the journey. The sheer character and size of these homes make you wonder why these beautiful home are abandoned in the first place.
Built around 1878-1881 by L. S. Stigers, this home screams nothing but a grand feel from the side walk. With it’s traditional architecture and huge property area, it makes you wonder why this home would be left abandoned. However, we’re not entirely convinced that this home may not be abandoned but, it goes on our list as the appearance of the property does not look maintained.
Looking at the architecture and colour of the building, it reminded us of the building seen in The Goonie’s, 1985.
703 Hall St, Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 39.772682, -94.851275
The home seen in The Goonie’s
With the car buried within the shrubs at the side of the property, it makes us think why it wasn’t moved when the previous owners had gone. The home is a pretty good size (along with the land) and would scrub up nicely if somebody was to purchase and look after it. The neighborhood does not look well maintained but, with the surrounding homes that contain bags of character, it has a lot of potential.
If you are travelling far, you can stay in the Goldsmith Denniston House Bed and Breakfast (Located on the street behind the property) and make a day or two exploring this home and the surrounding neighborhood.
302 Grand St, Newburgh, NY, USA
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 41.510357, -74.009039
The decay of Detroit was imminent, as a lack of investment and the decline in production which has forced crimes rates to be among the highest in the USA. This has resulted in beautiful homes (some of which over a century old) to become abandoned and gradually dilapidate. Within the period of 2 years, a house (seen below) that was on the verge of collapse have completely gone, which has sadly opened up the Detroit area – something of a domino affect?
Did you know? In some neighborhoods the water lines are oddly still running which has flooded out basements. And in some areas, homes are populated with a small quantity of dogs that live in these ruins.
229 Edmund Place, Detroit, MI, United States (Built in 1890 – More info)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 42.345085, -83.052936
Abandoned for as long as 2007, but may possibly be longer. These homes that are also located in Detroit may get you thinking that it’s only a matter of time before this area becomes open land if it’s starved of investment for much longer. It’s sad to think that these areas were lined with beautiful properties that have now been taken back by mother nature.
268 Alfred Street, Detroit, MI, United States
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 42.344409, -83.051351
Not entirely convinced this house is abandoned. But, it certainly has that kind of feel to it. Located in Vicq-sur-Gartempe, France, this beautiful building screams nothing but character that is certainly worth going to check out. We were not able to find any history on this property however, the pictures speak for themself.
6 Rue du Pont, Vicq-sur-Gartempe, France
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 46.720893, 0.862898
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