Based on comments on that post I went back to take more photos so you could see the neighborhood.
I had been driving around looking for potential lakeside property. Texas only has one natural lake the rest are all man made. The Lake near me is man made. Instead of having million dollar homes with boat docks gracing it's shores. The Corp of Engineers owns and manages most of the shoreline. There are several public parks scattered here and there that go down to the water to allow access for swimming and boating. I do have more photos to give you an idea of what the majority of the homes look like surrounding the Corp property but for now I will continue the story of this interesting house.
My first glimpse of it was at this very sharp curve where I did come to a stop when I spied the gargoyle.
What the Heck?
Instead of turning to the left I continued forward. (at that time this mobile home on the corner had a bank foreclosure for sale sign in the yard)
Three stories, angles and doors everywhere. And no shingles.
Here is the neighbor on the right. (my Mom taught me if I couldn't say anything nice, shut up)
I am glad they were not home so I could pull into their driveway to take a few more pictures.
See that door up on the third floor? Matches the one on the other side. Some type of plastic sheeting flapping in the wind. No siding. Click to see larger photo if interested.
While I was leaving this little covert photography session the new neighbors, who apparently purchased the bank repo came outside.
The man walked to the center of the road with a gun in his hand.
A caulking gun. I stopped so he could ask me what I was doing. I told him my step dad was a hobbyist carpenter (he really is) and he had seen the photos I had taken a couple of weeks before and I came back out to take a few more since this house was such a carpenter's nightmare.
Did you think I was going to tell him .... I am soooo blogging this!
He did tell me the gentleman that lives there, yes, lives in a room in the back, is building this house in his spare time. He is single. That is all the info I got this trip.
I'll keep checking on his progress.
This is the view as I was going back the way I came. Yes, I was stopped in the road. Again. It's the country.
At the end of this very long dirt road should be the lake. No way was I going down there. By My Self.
Those signs say "enter at your own risk. The boogie man with the hook for a hand is down there".
Okay, the signs say something about no dumping.
I do wonder if he will be able to even see the lake from his third floor. With two doors up there I would imagine he is going to build some kind of deck. Original post is here for more photos
So y'all got any What the Heck houses near you?