Caroline St frontThis is my Moby Dick. And yes, coincidentally, it is white. This gorgeous Italianate beauty on Caroline Street has the most beautiful bones, but sits vacant. The decay is already apparent, but I am truly hoping someone will save this Grande Dame before it’s too late.

But this isn’t all of it. Yes, this is a pretty old house that has tons of potential. However, this property is also HUGE for city standards. Behind this house sits an adorable little cottage I have also been coveting, accessible via Starbuck Lane, which happens to be one of my favorite streets in the city. Upon a look at the tax maps, I noticed that these two buildings sit on one giant lot. There is also a small old barn on the property, which I’m afraid , seems not worth saving at this point. However, you could build on the footprint still. Oh, the possibilities! I drool.

The cottage behind the main big house.

The cottage behind the main big house.

The side of the big house. You can see the cottage in the distance.

The side of the big house. You can see the cottage in the distance.

Pretty columns... also, delicious apparently.

Pretty columns… also, delicious apparently.

Yeah, she's not real easy on the eyes... but at least the structure would be grandfathered in if you wanted to rebuild (I think).

Yeah, she’s not real easy on the eyes… but at least the structure would be grandfathered in if you wanted to rebuild (I think).

If you or someone you know owns this house, let me know! Me likey!

-Chelsea