The house on the corner

Before the pine barrens, at the edge of  horse country,  there is this small farm with a corral for perhaps 3 or 4 horses, a pole barn, a small house and a few small sheds.  At the edge of the property, just at the corner and very close to the road is this old unpainted wood house.  The front door is boarded up.  But recently, I noticed that new windows were put in.   I find it hard to figure out why.  Now the side window on what looks like an addition was boarded up.  The attic window by the chimney was also boarded up.  But the front and sides of the house have new windows.   No curtains though.