Abandoned Wooden Miracles

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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 08:52 AM
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(apologies if this isn't on the correct forum)
Once upon a time a master craftsman built a home with basic tools and no electricity. No one knows why one would go to such lengths, Speculation is that this abandoned house was built for a very wealthy mans mistress. It is almost embarrassing to compare this workmanship to our (my) Western architecture. Honestly I find it haunting. There is talk of restoration, hopefully these types of buildings are preserved.




Keep in mind that this building is in the heart of a Russian forest. No roads, Not very many people live there, hence it's state of disrepair.


englishrussia.com...


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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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It's a very beautiful home


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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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I know why it was abandoned.

The moment someone steps upon the balcony, the whole god damn thing will tip over.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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That house is so beautiful! I have always been a sucker for the older homes around my area and have mostly lived in ones that have unique nooks and crannies that you just don't find in modern homes. This house puts all the ones around here to shame, but I suppose a girl can dream


From the replies at the bottom of the article Kopanga says:


Guys (1) these houses are not medieval – one was built in 1897 another one in 1903 (2) the one with furniture is not abandoned – it belongs to a friend, an artist who bought it from village council back in 1972 and saved it from destruction like the other one, since the village became abandoned. (3) The one which is ruined I am restoring with a help of a few friends. The story of the houses is quite interesting. They were built by two friends, local peasants who left their villages for St petersburg, rose from construction workers to proprietors of large construction businesses (in fact one of them had worked as contractor during renovation of Winter Palace in St Pete in 1890s). Both of these peasants quit St Pete to retire in their home villages and built these estates there. Both houses were built without an architect, by these peasants themselves, but one used plans and drawings of fashionable Russian architect who was one of the creators of this”gingerbread” Russian art-noveau style of the 1870s-80s-90s. The houses stand 18km apart from each other in now abandoned villages. We plan to open guesthouse/museum/hunting lodge in the one we are renovating. The other one as I mentioned is private summer house of the artist from Moscow.


Pretty awesome that they are planning on opening one up to the public once it is completely renovated!

~OkieDokie

ETA: It is well worth taking a second to open the link. It supplies many more pics of the interior. I would post a few, but I have no idea how to.
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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 09:33 AM
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It would take me more than a year just to make one window frame. Unreal!!




posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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It looks like it's in Karelia, an area that used to be part of Finland but was ceded to Russia after the war. The land there is poisoned now and the people who remain all live in abject poverty, many living/dying with horrific and not so horrific diseases, but still dying of them nonetheless. The whole region is functionally forgotten and abandoned.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 10:29 AM
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Looking through the pictures, I can't help but think of this place in better times. Imagine being a guest on Christmas Eve, or some other holiday type setting. the laughing, the fireplace crackling, the glow of lamp light coming through the windows, illuminating the snowy landscape ... (sigh)
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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 01:09 PM
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Beautiful work, and an interesting house!

I'm rushing off in a hurry right now... wonder if anyone can find out more about the region and this style of house.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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Yeah, awesome.
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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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I have always been a sucker for Beautiful Architecture.
Thanks for posting.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:09 PM
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How beautiful!

A house so beautiful should not be empty at all, glad to hear they're restoring it and some others.
I can tell you by looking at those photos though, it will only be cosmetic.
Lucky buggers


You'd be going real hard to try and find a Westerner who could build a house like that at all.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:57 PM
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That home could so be featured in a movie! Looks so odd and located in a weird location! Nice find



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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The interior is just as over-the-top extravagant.



I'm guessing that cold dry winters and hot summers have helped preserve this house? I cannot see this type of building lasting 100 years+ in a coastal British Columbia type of setting.

PS: Thanks Okie
I was actually hoping to get some information/input from members. Cool story
Mine is more romantic, though less interesting and and less truthful
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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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Part of me wants to live in and restore that beauty. The other part gives me the feeling that something dark exist within in. An ornate wooden home built in a remote area, abandoned and nobody knowing why it was built...

I can see some entity wandering within its halls ready to drive the new occupant to mental instability.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 05:37 PM
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Incredible pictures id love to own that place and fix it up the craftsmanship its impeccable i hate to see places like this abandoned..
I live in a 120 year old farmhouse that i restored the whole place is made of huge logs but allot of work went into it and money ..thanks for the thread S&F peace,sugarcookie1



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by Raelsatu


I can see some entity wandering within its halls ready to drive the new occupant to mental instability.

Funny, I have a feeling my wife might us a similar phrase to describe me!



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 07:12 PM
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This is an incredible building the fact it is still standing is testament to the pride and effort taken by the carpenters.

I used to work as a carpenter and tbh i would struggle to pull that off and i am a pretty good carpenter even if i do say so myself. The attention to detail is immaculate.

Nice thread S&F



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by Raelsatu
Part of me wants to live in and restore that beauty. The other part gives me the feeling that something dark exist within in. An ornate wooden home built in a remote area, abandoned and nobody knowing why it was built...

I can see some entity wandering within its halls ready to drive the new occupant to mental instability.


Don't worry, no problem for you, just release your Avatar, problem solved. Now you can both live there in peace and harmony.

P



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 07:35 PM
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Great.... I saw the title of your thread and it reminded me of this -









A more detailed explanation and the source can be found here -
www.environmentalgraffiti.com...’s-creepy-hill-crosses

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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 08:03 PM
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I can do that?





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