I love old houses--abandoned, deteriorating, shuttered houses. For many years I've dreamed of setting out across the South to photograph the old homesteads now abandoned. I'd make a coffee table book called, "The Fading South," and describe the history of these old homes. Maybe one day ...
Years ago I photographed this home in McIntosh, Alabama. It was built by Howard Douglas, who owned 1,400 acres and mainly farmed and raised timber. He had four children, one son and three daughters. I love the wrap-around porch, the French doors, and sheet metal roof. It has four fire places. Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in such a beautiful, open home? I wish I could have gotten closer to it today, but the owners are now deceased and a fence blocks the driveway.