Nott House: Wellington
This photo was taken a mile or so up Middleton Road from my house.
After I told my partner that I had taken this shot he pointed me in the direction of a story that was in the paper about it when the property (Ivy Farm) was on the market last year (being sold by the estate of the last owner who died a few years previously). The owner appears to have been a bit of an eccentric – he used to sunbathe naked on the porch (even though this picture is taken from the road and there is a commuter rail line between the road and the house). In the 1950s he served time in jail for the manslaughter of his wife’s lover. There is also a local legend that the house is haunted.
I haven’t been able to establish whether the property sold or not – there is certainly no evidence that anything has been done to the house. Apparently it has a heritage listing so any new owner would not be able to just knock it down.
This is my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme of abandoned buildings