Chris and I visited this house on Cityview Drive in May 2012. It is one of the few times I have had a really, really hard time finding anything beautiful.
This house had been excavated all around it, and it was a STEEP climb to the top of the hill. When we got inside, the graffiti was everywhere. It wasn’t beautiful art graffiti, it was the tasteless messy type you get from kids who are just there to trash the place. There were huge holes in the walls, and the kitchen had had a decent fire at some point.
But, there was a WOW factor to the house as well though. It was perched high above Guelph, and the front room, which I assume was a living room, had huge floor to ceiling windows. They were all boarded up when we were there, but you cold just imagine how incredible this house once was. The view would have been spectacular.
We had intended to try and make a repeat visit at some point, but someone burned the house down within a month of our visit.
Chris got the best shot from this house. It is a long exposure shot where I absently got in the frame. I appear in a very ghostly manner, which is very fitting for the location.