Until 1986 it was owned by a woman who had about 25 cats. She was affectionatelly called the cat lady. The yard was so overgrown that the drive way was almost a tunnel that she drove into and would then enter the house through a small clearing.
Here is the place on November 16, 2009. When the previous owner moved out she dug up most of the plants and trees and took them with her. The bamboo root structure was too hard to dig up so she left it.
The vacant lot has been sold off and the present owner is not interested in selling it. I have put up a bamboo lattice work on the property line and plan to cover it with wisteria. Notice the two story house on the south side of the house.
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7519 Westmoreland Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243
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