Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wisteria Hill

Friends are visiting Atlanta this weekend and passed by J and I's Atlanta home, Wisteria Hill, that was built for us in 2004. We moved from Atlanta to New Orleans in August 2008.

J and I have been back to Atlanta a couple times since our move and always find it interesting to say the least to make a pass in front of our old home. One of the things I loved most about the home was the property. After having the yard landscaped, J & I meticulously kept up the yard. I would say I was somewhat obsessed.

Here is the front of the home in 2008.

Here is the front of the house, June 3, 2017. Thanks BFF Ellen for the photo. It breaks my heart. The yard is so overgrown, and it appears to suffer from neglect. The Natchez white crepe myrtles do not look like they've been touched since 2008, and the ivy has taken over the garage. I like the ivy on the garage, but it needs some shear attention. Right?

If you look real closely, there is an A/C unit in the top front window. OMG!!!!!! If an A/C was needed, I would have at least put it in the side window. WOW! Though it is no longer ours, I find it really disheartening when folks do not take good care of things they own.

You can see more of the Atlanta home HERE and HERE and HERE.

Times Change, y'all!


  1. It is so hard to look back and see a home you loved and took such good care of fall into disrepair. Hugs!

  2. Oh, Ron, I don't even recognize that house! Shame on the new owners! I don't even know what to say. Cheers. xoxo

  3. Oh boy- how disappointing. It looks like there is no one trimming and maintaining the trees and shrubs as well as the lawn. Sometimes it's best not to look back. :-/. It sure was pretty when you two owned it!

  4. OMG! I feel for you. I know how gorgeous it was when you lived there. The new owners have not taken good care of it. The grass is sparse and everything is very overgrown. Our old house is nearby and whenever we drive by it I cringe. They put in a chainlink fence and cut down some ornamental trees. They painted it an ugly color and left stuff outside that makes it look junky.

  5. Oh Ron that is awful. You put so much into that home to make it so pretty and the new owners have really let it go. That is such a shame and I bet your heart drops to see this picture. Just sad!
    Hope you are enjoying being done with school for summer. Enjoy your break!

  6. Good morning, Ron. It breaks my heart, too, to see the condition of the yard. :-( It was so beautiful when you and J lived there. Have a great day! xoxo

  7. This is just like my old house that my parents built and I grew up in! My mom was such a yard person that everything was landscaped beautifully and she did it all herself. Then when my mom remarried and moved to my stepdad's farm, the new owners apparently don't care to take care of anything. It's so sad to drive by it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  8. The old homestead is looking a little down at the heels. You had done so much work was a real showplace...loved your landscaping. Some people should not be homeowners...take care of your place, folks! Hope your summer vacay is off to a rousing start!

  9. Oh Ron,
    How sad to see the gorgeous home you and J maintained so beautifully be so neglected. This is what happened to my late grandmothers home and I can no longer drive it because its just breaks my heart.

    A/C units in a front window is one of my biggest pet peeves! Either upgrade your HVAC system or at least hide it out of view to a side or back window. When we first moved into our home, we had had a next door neighbor who kept his yard looking like a showplace. Now, the younger couple who lives there has let it go down. All I can say is if you don't want to maintain a home or yard, buy a CONDO! Okay, I will get off my soapbox now.

  10. Wow Ron, how can they use the garage anymore?!? It appears that the ivy has almost covered the garage door! The same thing happened to us. It's hard to see something you put so much time and pride into looking like it's abandoned! It was beautiful when you owned it!
    Happy summer Ron!

  11. It isn't the showplace it used to be but all these comments assume the new owners are neglectful or just lazy. We don't know what their personal circumstances are and it takes a lot of time and money to keep a beautiful lawn.


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