Houses

Highway 26 House

This place was tucked behind a small pump-house, or some such small utility building. In addition, some bulldozed berms are around one side.

I pulled in off the highway and was kind of surprised by the place. In its day, I'm sure it was a pretty good place to live.

For now, however, I suspect its days are numbered. It looks as though development around it is continuing, and it's just a matter of time before this house is consumed, along with the adjacent apple orchard.

Magnetawan House

I caught a glimpse of this as I was continuing my tour of the old Nipissing Colonization Road. At first, I couldn't be sure if someone was there or not. After a closer look, I determined that it was, indeed, empty. And while I wasn't actually able to get inside, that really didn't matter once I saw what was behind it.

Seguin House

While continuing our tour of the Nipissing Colonization Road, we ran across a number of interesting sites, including this one. The house blended in very well with the trees that surround it. If you're not looking for it, it's quite easy to miss.

Sunset Cove House

I have to admit that this is one of the most unique abandoned houses we've stumbled upon. If you take a look through the pictures, I think you'll agree.

Made entirely out of concrete, even the decorative work on the outside was formed as part of the house. The levels and layout of the house was quite unique.

The basement had one doorway blocked by a Christian sign that kinda makes you wonder as to the intended use of the house. However, it doesn't appear that it was ever completed.

Tenth Line House

I spotted this place a fair distance back from the road and just had to stop. A classic old farmhouse, there was even the stone foundation of its former barn a short distance away.

UPDATE: This location was demolished sometime between my visit and October, 2014.

Osler Castle

History: 

Britton Bath Osler was a well-known lawyer who had been one of the prosecutors in the trial of Louis Riel. As his wife took sick, he had this dream house built, in 1893, in the Blue Mountains believing that the fresh air might help her health.

Unfortunately, this was not to be, and his wife, Caroline, passed away in 1896, just three years later. B.B. Osler remarried and spent a few summers here before his own death in 1901.

Monetville House

Initially, we didn't see this place as we drove down this short side road. It wasn't until we had turned around and began heading back to the main road that we noticed it.

The stonework making up the main portion of the house was quite interesting. It's unfortunate that the entire roof collapsed, making the building both unsafe and impractical to enter.

The surrounding old trucks, van and snowmobiles did their very best to make up for what we missed out on in the house.

Greenwood House

While driving home from Ottawa, we decided to leave the highway on a whim near Pembroke. We weren't on this road very long before spotting this place off on a side road. The grass was pretty high and thick, but the house was worth it. Larger than we expected, it appeared as though quite a bit had been added on after the original construction.

West Arm House 1

As we were driving along the road, my eye was suddenly pulled aside by a house with writing painted all over the sides of it. Needless to say, this isn't something you see every day.

We turned around and pulled into the driveway, taking a few moments to ensure that the clearly disturbed author was not home.