Friday, November 14, 2014

Empty Castle


This building located in a north Phoenix residential area has been sitting empty for at least 2 or 3 years with no sign of activity.  I tried to do a little research on the place on the web but, I couldn't find anything to help me identify it.

 The area is mostly custom single family homes so this building really stands out as quite unusual.

An empty house in any neighborhood is troublesome but, one that looks like this is particularly vexing.  I wonder what the story is behind this building.

19 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

No doubt they ran out of money.

Stefan Jansson said...

Bill's guess is probably on the money. Very different architecture, a shame that it stands empty.

Thérèse said...

Too bad...

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like it could have been something quite special too.

Birdman said...

I'm looking for my son's box of Legos right now. Hahahaha

Karl Demetz said...

Looks like a nice house... hemm... castle. Too bad that the owner ran out of money...
I like the reflections in the window on the top right, did you take a photo of them?

Mersad said...

Almost looks like a little castle.

Mersad
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Kate said...

The structure resembles children's building blocks.

Judy said...

I wonder if it was to be a home or a business. Surely someone will get it finished and put to use.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well if it every gets finished it's going to be quite a landmark Sharon :)I think people get a little carried away sometimes :)

William Kendall said...

I would imagine it's a case of running out of money. I remember a place that was erected not far from my childhood home that was way over the top, and seemed to languish for years before getting finished.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Maybe Sheriff Arpaio could make use of it! :>

RedPat said...

I think the funds probably ran out too - maybe the bank owns it now & can't find a new buyer. We will have to make up our own story about it! ;-)

cieldequimper said...

Whatever, I actually think there must be really nicely proportioned rooms in it. It needs a few trees around it and a rooftop garden behind the crenellations!

Lowell said...

It is interesting and I rather like the architecture. Maybe Frank Lloyd Wright came back to life and zapped it? Well, it could happen. Wright? I mean, right? :)

Randy said...

Someone must have really loved this house, once.

Lois said...

This is a sad sight. Maybe it will be rescued by someone.

Jack said...

This place is genuinely weird looking. I can't see how it is going to be rescued.

Steve Reed said...

If a bank owns it, it seems likely that they'll have trouble finding a buyer. Definitely not to everyone's taste!