I love old houses - they have such personality. I have been in Coudersport and there are lots of beautiful old houses! "fixer-upper in Coudersport, PA" It's a shame that a lot of these beautiful buildings are being left to rot. Look at all that detail.
Inject a little fantasy into your backyard. Sure, your backyard fairytale might not be as extravagant as these examples, but with a little bit of planning (and in many cases, a bit of patience) you can create the magic of these images in your garden.
Abandoned Mansion, then and now (I am Not Sure Where This Home Is But Thought Pic Was Interesting) This is actually Bennett College in Millbrook, NY, not a mansion. Just awful that it has gone this way.