I was out with my good friend Jerry Winnett who I sometimes photograph abandoned buildings with, and we did a field trip to this abandoned antebellum mansion. Maybe 30 minutes from Nashville. It’s good to hang out with him and have him there, since we are both experienced with shooting the abandoned spots. There are definitely hazards with abandoned buildings as I talk about frequently. Within 5 minutes of getting there, I had a tick on my leg and I busted my leg on a rotted step, but no biggie. The first thing that caught my attention was a small barn, just a matter of trudging through the overgrowth. But this is the house exterior.
Now the barn!!
Now we approach the house, before taking a bow on the front porch. lol.
No door access….we crawled in through a window. But we stuck by the code. Don’t break anything, take anything, or move anything. I love the textures and distress.
Interesting paths of light from adjacent windows, and the flip windows over the doors. The ceilings were 12 feet tall too! I think someone tried working on the house but likely ran out of resources. It’s easily been abandoned for 15 years or so.
One thing we noticed on the other side of that back wall, was a dumbwaiter and service staircase for the “help” to bring food or other things to people without disturbing guests. That quickly told us the era of the home.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos from this abandoned antebellum mansion, hoping for a human subject there soon for us to do a fine art nude photoshoot at this prime abandoned location. Stay tuned!