This was probably a pretty substantial structure when it was built. But something happened and it did not survive. This first photo is the north side view and the home faces west. This is on a Medina County road, west of San Antonio.
Really cannot tell from the photo why this house fell into disrepair. I can see why this was a pretty good place for a house. The trees make this a good site. Lots of this section of the county lack trees. Maybe a tree limb fell on the roof and the owner did not have the funds, or expertise to make a repair.
Looking at it from the front, vegetation has really overgrown the home. Looks like repair may be a lost cause. Just demolish and start all over. If those wall could talk, bet there's an interesting story. Or maybe it would be boring.
You know a business can be like that house too. Substantial and vibrant one day, and years later it falls into a sad shadow of its former greatness. And you can hear people say this was probably pretty substantial when it was built.