The Seifert House

This house holds a very special place in my heart. Finding it was quite accidental, but I'm very grateful for it. Inside holds a house in its entirety. A house that unmolested by vandals would have been as left by the deceased that once inhabited it. Nevertheless, it was pretty cool.

The house, like said above, had all furnishings that a lived-in house would have. Everything had been turned over probably to fulfill some adolescents desire to destroy things. From the data we found, t belonged to Dorothy Seifert who ended her journey of life around 1991. We think the house went with her. No one moved out the any of the deceased belongings, and no one auctioned off the estate.

The house as it sits back off the road.

There were a couple main areas of interest in this area. There was the house, 2 sheds, and a barn.

The House

The front. Side of house with nice abandoned car. Side of the house from down below by the barn.
The way in just under the broken porch. Other part of the porch with car seat.

Inside was the best part.

The "Living Room." However a bed suggests it could have also been the master bedroom. Front door. Windows facing to the front yard.
The "Family Room." Different angle to show the furniture. Different angle to show out into the living room.
Looking from the family room into the adjacent kitchen. Kitchen. Facing out into the family room.
A nice sewing machine that I accidentally broke the chord on. Stove. Dinner table equipped with toaster oven. Yummm!
Food left in and everything.
Kitchen sink with adjacent bathroom. Restroom. The bathroom shelf.
Back room behind the kitchen had a green room with a shelf. These were the contents. Cabinet littered with old Christmas cards that look to be from the deceased sister. The backdoor looking back in towards the kitchen.
The pantry. A small furnace.
Back behind the family room was a bed room. This room was filled with surplus clothes and toys. It was probably a guest room or a play room for grandchildren, but no other bedroom was found. Facing out. The awesome green chair with button-tuft. I love it.

Other than the incredible house, there were two sheds and a barn in the immediate area. I will list all of them. Any.

Small shed. Not much going on inside.

The big shed.

Side shot. Inside after going through a thick patch of thorny bushes. A lawnmower left to rot.
Side shot. Inside after going through a thick patch of thorny bushes.

The barn towards the back. The previous owners probably used it as a garage.

The barn sat back a ways and was down a hill from the house. The side of the barn. Back down farther to show the barn and the house up in the distance.
Inside the barn looking towards the barn door. Looking back towards the back of the barn. Up in the loft looking down to show the side door we entered from.
Up on the loft.
Outside looking at the side door. The ladder leading up the loft. Looks like a bottle if, well, something.

Overall, probably the most exciting residential find to date. Not because of architecture but because of all the items left behind. Speaking of things left behind, we found this photograph, which is presumably of the former owners husband doing something with batteries. We really have no idea when it was taken, but it's pretty cool. Perhaps sometime in the 1930's judging on how old he looks and how old Dorothy was when she died. We originally thought it was taken in one of those sheds outside, but as much as they have deteriorated, who knows. enjoy.