Orwell PEI Abandoned House

The drive

The drive

Next to Orwell Corner Historic Village is an abandoned house, which I know as the Stanley House. It has been empty for at least twenty years, and occasional suggestions that it might be refurbished and turned into an inn or a restaurant in association with Orwell Corner, or actually lived in, have not come to be.  I had never actually been to see it and was sorry to see its present state. (I live about 4 km from it!)

The front door.

The front door.

Detail, front doorknob.

Detail, front doorknob.

The architecture is typical of PEI farmhouses from the end of the 19th century.

The sun room, which would have had a beautiful view to the west.

The sun room, which would have had a beautiful view to the south and west.

Views through the uncurtained windows yielded surrealistic views.

Looking through the sunroom.

Looking through the sunroom.

Orwell Corner Historic Village PEI

The pantry?

The pantry?

The trees are outside, for now.

The trees are outside, for now.

Oops! The dates on the copyright notice are wrong. The photos were taken in August 2014, not 2013, but I’m too tired to go back and re-export them from Lightroom with the right watermark.

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3 comments on “Orwell PEI Abandoned House

  1. lifelifedeathdeath says:

    Love these pictures.

  2. I wonder why it has been empty for so long. It looks like it has such great bones! Nice shots.

    • buntymcc says:

      I’m not sure if the original owners (or their estate) still own it, or whether it was left to the Province, who do not have them money or wherewithal to do something with it. I expect the cost of repair would be greater than the cost of building from scratch.

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