Howey Mansion, Howey-in-the-Hills

(Edit: updated with the video)

(Edit 2: Howey Mansion is up for sale)

Well, I'm finally getting around to posting these photos. Went here when we got in to Arabian Nights. This place has been explored over and over again, by better explorers and photographers than I. I am picking up the scraps on this one.

We got in because they are starting to clean up the property in order to sell off the land and house, or rent the house out for events, or rent it out for someone to live in it, like they did with the Frank Lloyd Wright Spring House in Tallahassee. I was disappointed because my expectations were not met. It was an awesome place, no doubting that, but it seemed very sterile because it was being cleaned up. The vibe I got was different, not the same I've got from other explores. I've had permission to go in to places, but the Howey Mansion felt different. Things felt staged and most of the overgrowth was gone. I'm name dropping because it is being renovated and you really cannot get in. Contact them and they will probably let you take pictures. Anyways, enjoy the photos!

Edit: Video!

Edit 2: The Howey Mansion is for sale.

After exploring, forgetting to post this, and then finally posting it, the Howey Mansion has slipped my mind. I saw the post for the Craigslist ad a while ago and filed it in the urbex album on my computer. I should have updated this months ago.

The Howey Mansion is up for sale for the whopping price of $600,000. Mind you, this is for a house that is rotting, falling apart, and has no central A/C. In fact, the only A/C is in the office of the woman who oversees the property. While it is a gorgeous house, it is in the middle of east bumfuck, surrounded by east bumfuckians. I screencapped the Craigslist ad page, but this is what is reads:

Magnificent Howey Mansion, 8,800 sq. ft. in main Mansion, two bedroom guest house in back, 3 1/2 car garage with apartment above. Built in 1925 by the founder of the town, Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida in beautiful rolling Lake County. Bidding starts at $600,000.

If you got the coin, why not drop it?