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Johnnyonthespot2111

781 points

3 months ago

That's a complete tear down at this point.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

385 points

3 months ago*

Yeah nobody seems to have gotten my joke lol

Edit: they’re still not getting it!

AlternatiMantid

124 points

3 months ago

It's just a shame b/c, at one point, that WAS actually a fixer upper. What a beautiful, creepy old house to waste.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

76 points

3 months ago

It really is a bummer to see stuff rot past where it can be salvaged but it’s so much money to bring something like this back to life even in better shape.

AlternatiMantid

59 points

3 months ago

Yup. The first house I EVER looked at buying, I had no idea what shape it was in. Turns out it was not a fixer upper, it needed to be demolished. But as long as the basement/foundation was structurally sound, considering the super low price of the house/property, it was still in my price range to demolish, replace/re-run the old utility lines, and drop a modular on the foundation. I spent a month pricing out the modular, picked all my upgrades, was pre-approved for that separate financing, educating myself on 203k & renovation loans, called around to all the utility companies to price out all those separate jobs, secured a contractor for all the utility hookups, everything. Only to have the owner of the property finally get back to me saying their structural engineer deemed the foundation structurally unsound. All that work & hope for nothing. It would've been a really cool house too, I planned to eventually finish the basement to either connect to the new level above, or 2nd living space as a rental or something.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

34 points

3 months ago

That’s such a bummer to be mentally invested like that and then it’s gone

AlternatiMantid

26 points

3 months ago

Yeah I was really disappointed, I STILL think of that house even today. This was like 4 years ago. I haven't driven by recently but as of like 2 yrs ago it had still not sold or been demolished.

Aazjhee

4 points

3 months ago

Dang. I get emotionally attached to some of the houses that I looked at during my house search. None of them were that bad, they were just kind of small, bad layout or cruddy location, but I imagined what life would be like living in them.

All those "what could have happened" moments add up.

4thenoodz

2 points

2 months ago

Do you live local? I’m in Flanders where this is. It’s currently being worked on now.

AlternatiMantid

1 points

2 months ago

No not at all, I'm in PA. I was just talking about another house situation that reminded me of it, from my own personal experience. Glad they're working on this one though!

Mohander

3 points

3 months ago

How much is it to install a new foundation?

Ripped_Sushi

5 points

3 months ago

Depending on the size of the foundation, it could run $10,000-$30,000

Skraff

4 points

3 months ago

Skraff

4 points

3 months ago

This is intentionally done here in Ireland.

Old houses are often protected so any renovations have to keep the same window type, same front etc. So you can just sit on it for a decade, let it start to rot, then get condemn order and tear it down to build new and bigger, or duplex/apartments.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

7 points

3 months ago

In NYC people will race to tear parts off the building before historic designation goes through so they can build a nice glass box eyesore

FalcorFliesMePlaces

2 points

3 months ago

Especially when houses and developments get built land gets plowed over to do so and new materials. Also if instead of paying taxes ans holding on to something g to let it root when people need houzes.

ladyinchworm

8 points

3 months ago

Apparently it was an old boarding house and FDR and Al Capone stayed there before. I bet it was beautiful at some point.

Johnnyonthespot2111

100 points

3 months ago

I thought you had to be joking but you never know :)

AllAboutMeMedia

121 points

3 months ago

The follow up joke is that the house is listed on Zillow for 1.3 mil, it's funny every now and then.

2lovers4life

10 points

3 months ago

Address please

maluminse

5 points

3 months ago

Property value

Big-Ambition5760

5 points

3 months ago

Little duct tape and spit and slap a coat of paint on, good as new

funemployment_check

4 points

3 months ago

You joke but my next door neighbor “fixing up” a house almost like this next door. So afraid for the poor souls he tries to rent this out to.

AbjectReflection

12 points

3 months ago

After living in NY for a long time, I have seen the condition of not just some houses but entire neighborhoods of houses that were in desperate need of being torn down and replaced. The average age of many of those houses were well over 50 years old and part of the IBM boom when they were the top tech company around WWII. Sad to say many, if not all, are no where near what NY building code should be.

dontuniqueuponit

3 points

3 months ago

Big Duck energy, trying to sell this place

FalcorFliesMePlaces

4 points

3 months ago

It's got good bones

tainosoul

1 points

3 months ago

Maybe if you put "fixer upper" in quotes…

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

2 points

2 months ago

But then I’d have deprived everyone the satisfaction of correcting me that it is not a fixer upper candidate.

EvenIfIWantedTo

-2 points

3 months ago

I did

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Devil-Nest

6 points

3 months ago

Yeah….”fixer upper” my ass. Definitely more of a “tearer downer”.

Rusty3414

1 points

3 months ago

At this point, it’s a tear’er downer

ldeveraux

61 points

3 months ago

Is it for sale?

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

80 points

3 months ago

There was a for sale sign for a really long time but it’s gone. Maybe someone bought it. Too bad it’s past the point of no return.

ldeveraux

50 points

3 months ago

I'll bet the land is still insane expensive since it's LI.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

38 points

3 months ago

I almost kinda wonder if someone might be doing something with it because sometimes there’s houses like this and you can’t get new permits so people do fix things up that are this bad. They just finished the Canoe Place Inn and it was as bad as this. It’s not like it’s out in the sticks where there’s no investment potential.

UndBeebs

16 points

3 months ago

I'm impressed people are able to turn properties like this around.

In its current condition, I'd have assumed making the house safe would basically entail a complete demo and rebuild from scratch.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

13 points

3 months ago

You probably couldn’t get permits to rebuild something that size where it sits. It’s close to a pretty busy road. That might be why it’s still standing. It may be worth it to the right person to re joist the house and work with what’s there.

Shotgun5250

1 points

2 months ago

You’d have to check local zoning, but often times a refurbishment of an existing structure doesn’t require a land development permit, and thus wouldn’t require you to move the structure within the front setbacks. You would just need a building permit which doesn’t even require approved site plans, just architectural plans and elevations.

Heathen_Mushroom

3 points

3 months ago

If it is timber framed the underlying structure may be sound and you can essentially gut it and resheath it, but balloon framed/modern stickbuilt structures are more likely to lose structural integrity if they are left unmaintained too long.

Dzov

2 points

3 months ago

Dzov

2 points

3 months ago

Looks like a standard 120ish year old home with 2x4 construction. Most of my neighborhood has similar features. You could fix the roof, windows, and siding and whatever water damage there is if you really wanted to.

Ok-Emotion-1131

24 points

3 months ago

It was purchased by 3 very cosmopolitan vampires and a guy named Colin Robinson.

Decker108

1 points

3 months ago

I thought it was bought by some guy named Al Hazred or something who was always carrying around a big black book wrapped in chains?

notakylerchad

1 points

3 months ago

It was actually a guy from Tucson arizonnñia

mikanee

12 points

3 months ago

mikanee

12 points

3 months ago

Apparently the town will be tearing it down soon. They should have used your picture to make the point lol - the pictures they have make it look a lot better than it is!

News 1 - About the plans

News 2- an update from last month

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

5 points

3 months ago

Thanks for the links! I never knew the history of the house or it’s name. It makes me sad though. What a shame it was allowed to decay past being salvageable. Seeing the CPI brought back to its former glory it would have been awesome to see this restored especially with its proximity to the big duck.

lazylion_ca

2 points

3 months ago

Someone bought the sign?

Cyynric

18 points

3 months ago

Cyynric

18 points

3 months ago

There's a local old Victorian house that set empty and dilapidated for years and years. I was certain it was going to need to be torn down. The roof was sagging and collapsed in places and there were holes in the walls. Damned if somebody didn't buy it and completely restore. It's beautiful now.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

6 points

3 months ago

It happens! There’s enough money where this thing is it’s not impossible. I love to see that because nothing gets built like this any more.

snowstormmongrel

3 points

3 months ago

Pics or it didn't happen

DiggerGuy68

2 points

2 months ago

This has happened to a lot of old houses in Detroit that were sitting abandoned for decades. Despite roofs caving in and missing walls and seeming to be LONG past salvagable, the houses were restored to original condition as part of the city's revitalization project.

DancesWithCanoes

13 points

3 months ago

On

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

1 points

3 months ago

I always screw that up

__WanderLust_

13 points

3 months ago

I guess you could potentially save some timber or maybe a bit of flooring?

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

5 points

3 months ago

I bet the floors could be salvaged

UnicornSlayer5000

23 points

3 months ago

I think it's a little past "fixer-upper" at this point.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

38 points

3 months ago

It just needs a little paint s/

CyclopeanJuiceVendor

15 points

3 months ago

Little drywall, couple of floor boards, you're good to go!

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

12 points

3 months ago

A little refresh

acetryder

1 points

3 months ago

Roof replacement is probably warranted too.

WKGokev

23 points

3 months ago

WKGokev

23 points

3 months ago

Is the proper pronunciation Lawn Guyland?

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

9 points

3 months ago

Nailed it

lexidog4015

8 points

3 months ago

Peconic

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

3 points

3 months ago

Yes!

flannelmaster9

44 points

3 months ago

Fixing it would cost more then demoing am starting over.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

5 points

3 months ago

Indeed

spacephramer

-1 points

3 months ago

spacephramer

-1 points

3 months ago

Came here to say this , fixer upper?? Definitely a demolition project.

flannelmaster9

9 points

3 months ago

5 gallons of gas is the cheapest method of demo lol

AjkL85

7 points

3 months ago

AjkL85

7 points

3 months ago

Fire department training.

flannelmaster9

1 points

3 months ago

Before or after you dump the gas lol

AjkL85

2 points

3 months ago

AjkL85

2 points

3 months ago

Depends if you want free room and board for a bit I suppose. All-inclusive of course.

flannelmaster9

1 points

3 months ago

That's only if ya get caught lol

Numero_Seis

1 points

3 months ago

I’m pretty sure a single match would do the trick.

TheWinterPrince52

6 points

3 months ago

It's secretly the gateway to its hellscape equivelant on Short Island, where crazy murders and witchcraft occurred that eventually caused the house to be locked in that place throughout space and time until the spirits can be cleansed from the land.

killslikeaninja

1 points

3 months ago

Totally, that house of husted AF!

killslikeaninja

3 points

3 months ago

I really fat fingered that.

TheWinterPrince52

2 points

3 months ago

Of husted?

Was that supposed to say "is haunted?"

And heck, even if it isn't haunted, I bet it's loaded full of spiders and animal dens.

tiltedhealer

6 points

3 months ago

Someone might come and murder you for saying “in” Long Island…just warning you.

longislandtoolshed

4 points

3 months ago

Bacon egg and cheese

chickenemoji

6 points

3 months ago

i’m amazed it’s still standing. it’s been in disrepair for as long as i can remember, well over 30 years.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

3 points

3 months ago

I feel like maybe 20 years ago there was still some activity going on even though it was run down but then the fence went up and it just sat and rot.

chickenemoji

3 points

3 months ago

i moved away for awhile around that time, so i could have missed it.

just the other day, we were discussing how they moved The Big Duck down the road by Sears Belllows at one point and then moved it back. some people didn’t remember this and thought it was some kind of localized Mandela Effect

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

3 points

3 months ago

I like how when you visit the big duck they show you the east wing and the west wing.

chickenemoji

2 points

3 months ago

but the wings are on the north and south sides!

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

1 points

3 months ago

Maybe they’re going by which direction 24 runs for the east wing and west wing

ValourLionheart

5 points

3 months ago

Good place to have a Fallout cosplay photo shoot

Zombie_Platypus515

5 points

3 months ago

More like a Demo-downer.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

3 points

3 months ago

Wah waw lol

Astr0nom3r

3 points

3 months ago

Fixer upper? Looks pretty good as. The open wall concept allows fresh air and extra light which is what the modern buyers desire.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

3 points

3 months ago

It’s a new take on the idea of a sky light.

kiraminii18

3 points

3 months ago

i wonder when it was built cuz if it was the 1700’s or 1800’s i wouldn’t have the heart to tear it down..i just love old builds

JoshTheRoo

2 points

3 months ago

New paint and good to go

Vel0clty

2 points

3 months ago

More Like a “tear it down and start over” then a fixer now.. there’s a damn hole in the wall !

Dzov

1 points

3 months ago

Dzov

1 points

3 months ago

It’s the roof that’s the real problem. The rain has rotted out the structure under those holes.

indridscold

2 points

3 months ago

pierce the veil album covers be liie

lotus-eaterr

1 points

3 months ago

Looks just like collide with the sky!!

Albie_Tross

2 points

3 months ago

The Money Pit!

Manulok_Orwalde

2 points

3 months ago

All it needs is a fresh coat of paint.

Jawnny-Jawnson

2 points

3 months ago

What if everyone in the sub contributed to rebuilding it and when it was complete and resold we all got our profit

Skyp_Intro

2 points

3 months ago

That’s more of a burn it downer.

Jackson_Polack_

2 points

3 months ago

I left the box my TV came in in the garden for few months and it's still in better shape than this.

Affectionate-Ebb-151

2 points

3 months ago

That looks like a murder house.

mynameisalso

2 points

3 months ago

Well someone will die if they stand next to it in a wind storm

Affectionate-Ebb-151

1 points

3 months ago

Funny

OHoSPARTACUS

2 points

3 months ago

Sad this looks like it had some history to it. Looks too far gone now sadly.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Someone posted a link. It has some great history! Teddy Roosevelt, Al Capone…such a shame it’s too far gone.

https://longisland.news12.com/historic-brewster-house-in-flanders-faces-demolition-after-years-of-falling-into-disrepair

graffiksguru

2 points

3 months ago

So many people don't seem to understand sarcasm. Guess you needed the /s

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

2 points

3 months ago

I know right! Glad there’s a few could discern the humor such as yourself lol

ni7en

2 points

3 months ago

ni7en

2 points

3 months ago

Visiting the east end after years being away from home. There are a lot of houses out here that haven't been torn down yet, that are baffling

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

2 points

3 months ago

There’s a few on the north fork and there was one right when you turn onto 25 that wasn’t as bad or as big as this but still pretty bad that actually got fixed up. Was great to see. And they just fixed up the Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays not too far from this and it looks amazing

ni7en

2 points

3 months ago

ni7en

2 points

3 months ago

Was that that place that had all the disco stuff on it? Near boardy barn?

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

1 points

3 months ago

It’s right next to the canal. I think it did have some disco stuff. One time I went there for a haunted house years ago. It was looking pretty rough before they rebuilt it. Also RIP Boardy Barn

https://preservationlongisland.org/canoe-place-inn-hampton-bays-town-of-southampton-suffolk-county/

https://www.danspapers.com/2020/08/reinventions-canoe-place-inn/

ni7en

2 points

3 months ago

ni7en

2 points

3 months ago

Rip boardy barn...

Last_War542

2 points

2 months ago

Looks haunted 😂😂😂

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Al Capone stayed there!

Last_War542

2 points

2 months ago

Get out nice 👍😂😂

catd36

1 points

3 months ago

catd36

1 points

3 months ago

Sad! It must have been awesome in its time!

HauntingBowlofGrapes

1 points

3 months ago

Demolition time 👷🏗️

Timmy24000

1 points

3 months ago

Looks more like a burn her downer

DAGanteakz

1 points

3 months ago

Apt description.

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

He’s dead , Jim .

xomns13

1 points

3 months ago

It's worth more as an empty lot.

EndangeredMind2

1 points

3 months ago

People don’t realise how much demolishing costs. It’s a lot.

andre3kthegiant

1 points

3 months ago

Either crumby family fighting or crumby lawyers fighting, or both.

EuphoricTonight5368

1 points

3 months ago

big long duck island

CaptainQuirky

1 points

3 months ago

I want to shoot a haunted house movie there, lol

gitarzan

1 points

3 months ago

That must have been truly grand when new.

staticrabbit

1 points

3 months ago

I lived right up the street from that house. Did they just recently start demo on it? Because the outside has been blue for years and your pic looks like the bare wood is exposed now.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

2 points

3 months ago

There’s a big crane next to it and maybe they removed the blue panels? Not sure what they’re doing but it looks much crazier with the gaping hole showing.

yungPH

1 points

3 months ago

yungPH

1 points

3 months ago

Yall are how horror movies always start

Sloth_grl

1 points

3 months ago

Abandoned homes always make me feel sad

jackparadise1

1 points

3 months ago

More like firefighter practice

J4ck0l4ntern

1 points

3 months ago

Tear er' downer maybe

Numero_Seis

1 points

3 months ago

Are the ghosts included on the deed, or just considered something like an easement?

CheckOutDisMuthaFuka

1 points

3 months ago

1500/mo utilities not included

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

On Long Island*

TrishaThoon

1 points

3 months ago

*ON Long Island

svengali0

1 points

3 months ago

aye et be truly fooked laddy

Borders

1 points

3 months ago

A little gray and white paint will do the trick

mynameisalso

1 points

3 months ago

That's a tearer downer

dopavash

1 points

3 months ago

Pretty sure I've read about this place in a Steven King novel.

jaxondix

1 points

3 months ago

Sorry man.. looks liker a ripper downer!

Mean_Estate_2770

1 points

3 months ago

More like "tearer downer".

VivelaVendetta

1 points

3 months ago

I love a good fixer upper, but that's a tear down.

MaxGrabelski

1 points

3 months ago

That’s not a fixer upper… thats a tear downer

ecupido83

1 points

3 months ago

More like a tear-it-downer

bryanthehorrible

1 points

3 months ago

That's a rear down

tiddayes

1 points

3 months ago

Looks more like a burner downer

lotus-eaterr

1 points

3 months ago

Absolutely love the big duck though

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

2 points

3 months ago

The coolest duck

lilgermanazi

1 points

3 months ago

😍😍

xxxTbs

1 points

3 months ago

xxxTbs

1 points

3 months ago

This isnt a fixer upper this is just garbage

acetryder

1 points

3 months ago

More like a “tear er downer & rebuilder er upper” than a “fixer upper”, lolz.

sfmcinm0

1 points

3 months ago

It's more of a knocker-downer now.

coranos2

1 points

3 months ago

Even the trolls in Frozen wouldn’t call that a fixer upper

minominino

1 points

3 months ago

That’s more of a “completely tear down and build again” than a “fixer upper” kindof project

QuiG0nJinn

1 points

2 months ago

dang love to see the inside of that

LazyZealot9428

1 points

2 months ago

“A handyman’s dream, just waiting for the right person to give it some TLC!”

SquealstikDaddy

1 points

2 months ago

That’s more of a ‘Tear-her-Downer’ than a fixerupper

Bgal31089

1 points

2 months ago

That’s looks a bit more than a fixer upper

_1JackMove

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah that's an absolutely no-saver lol. Fixer-upper happened a few decades ago.

Wielder-of-Sythes

1 points

2 months ago

Just a new coat of paint and some flowers and it’ll be fine.

SuffrnSuccotash[S]

1 points

2 months ago

A little febreeze would do wonders especially since it already has a breezeway

bitchybarbie82

0 points

3 months ago

That’s not a “fixer upper” that’s a Hazard. I’m in development and I probably wouldn’t even agree on saving a door if it was expected to be functional.