The Gato House
After moving on from the shell of a house, I traveled down Westside drive turning left on Gato road to the next structure. This one is a bit more traditional, It even looks like somebody at some point was trying to revive it but for some reason their plans had been cut short.
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The adobe construction looks to have stood the test of time and it may have been a comfortable home in its heyday. Its a single story dwelling with a storage shed in the back.
Inside the house is gutted and what remains leaves little to be desired. The original construction looks pretty rough and the fix up attempts don’t get past the basic stage.
I’m not real sure how salvageable the structure is. The condition of the house may have been what derailed the reconstruction. Not much is left save for a few doors and some old cabinetry. The fireplace is a real wood-burning one complete with an old school chimney.
Out back in a gated area is a storage shed. Whats interesting is how this area is fenced in with the house on the outside. There is a clothes line and in the shed is either a hot water heater or well storage tank.
Not much else is on the property so I packed it in and headed on down the road to the final abandoned property. If you missed part 1 you can find it here:
Abandoned Farmhouses (pt. 1)