Siblings’ Home Untouched for 70 Years

Old, deserted, and antique houses have an aura that is quite mystical. They invite us with their stories of quaintness and, at the same time, distance us with a heavy presence of olden times we probably cannot relate to.

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Two siblings, Audrey and Jack Newton, inherited their family farmhouse after their parents passed away. It was a nine-bedroom, Queen-Anne styled home that came with 115 acres of land. They used this land for farming, but they hardly touched the farmhouse from the inside. They let it be, and that’s the reason the auctioneers were in for a great shock when they entered the house for inspection after the siblings passed away.

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Take a look inside their farmhouse that has not been updated since the ’40s.

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Have you seen patterns like this carpet and couch in the last thirty years? Clearly, some styles have gotten out of date!

The music reflected the vintage taste the house was clothed in. The piano had sheet music from the early ’20s and old Disney songs.

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As it turns out, the sister, Audrey had an ear for good music and would also hold get-togethers for musicians. There are even some rumors of famous musicians playing on some of these instruments. It’s amazing to think about how many hidden treasures there must be laying around in some attics around the country.

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Do you recognize any of that sheet music for old banjo songs?

See more of the interior of this time capsule home on the next page!

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