Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The bad news is that thousands of years of war, death and obsolescence have left a world of abandoned and dilapidated buildings and other structures. The good news is that the enterprising among us can build some wild new homes if we want to.
Thanks to time and constant progress, many of the old buildings now stand empty, waiting to be cleaned up and settled into the distant homes that adults talk about. Guaranteed to blow your mind, abandoned building, this abandoned castle has been transformed into a wonderful new home by a creative and resourceful man.
The Astley Castle in Warwickshire, England, has stood since the 1100s. Over the past millennium, the property went from manor house to castle, crumbled and was rebuilt, acted as a troop garrison in the English Civil War, and crumbled again. Luckily, in 2012, the remains of the castle’s walls were incorporated into a new, modern home.
Nowadays, the house is rentable, and anyone staying the night is treated to a gorgeous blend of ancient stone and modern brick. Instead of leveling the eroded stone or repairing it outright, the renovators kept it where it lay, filling in empty sections with new brick. The result is entirely unique and a whole new level of cozy. I’m sure it’s structurally sound, too, right? Even though the walls are made in part with crumbling stones…