Once Was Home | Craven County
While driving along a stretch of road that I had been all around before, but not actually on, I noticed this old home right up against the highway. Located on Spring Garden Road, just off of 43 outside of New Bern, this house is overshadowed by it’s neighbor. Just up the street sits what is probably the most photographed abandoned house in the county. If you’ve driven on 43, you’ve certainly seen the big old house at the intersection there.
Anyway, I shot a few frames of the house at the intersection, which probably won’t ever see the web, before heading down to this house. It doesn’t appear to have been abandoned for too terribly long, but long enough to become slightly overgrown. In the color version, the roof and windows are a washed out red, which was pretty eye catching.
I chose to go with a black and white textured processed version mainly to add to the moodiness of the vegetation. Most times I either come across a house that has no trees or weeds around it, or is completely overrun to the point that you can barely see the home. This one’s ‘middle staged overgrowth’ just made it feel a bit more spooky. As if someone could possibly still be in there…living under the radar. Spooky…