Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Grand Old Home


Across the road from the stained glass window of Sunday I spotted this wonderful old house and wondered why I had never noticed it and all the fabulous details along its eaves. (Enlarge to see this.) When I got home and googled it I realized that it had previously been covered in ivy which was lovely but it did hide a lot! It turns out that the house was built in 1890 as a mansion but over the decades had become a rooming house until the 1990s when it was restored to a single family dwelling and after being sold last year it is being gutted again and upgraded once more as the area has once again become highly desirable (and pricey)!
I found some interior shots from the sale info of a year ago here. It sure surprised me.

22 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet it'll be a mansion again! It has good bones.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, only a bit more than $2 million. Petty cash, eh?

Paul in Powell River said...

Wow! I checked out the interior photos - what a classy building! And they're re-doing it again - I'd have left it! I checked out the street on Google maps too. This is the classiest building in the area, I think.

Jack said...

Oh, this one is simply gorgeous! I would like this house.

Lowell said...

It's huge! And those interior shots showed a gorgeous house. How could one improve on that? A bit too much money for me, though. It is a unique structure, and those eaves are rather striking!

Deb said...

Looks like two different houses inside and out, will be a fabulous home for some wealthy individual.

Regina K said...

Beautiful old home. The inside surprises me too, such modern furnishings, not sure I like that, but I did like the kitchen and back yard.

LĂșcia said...

I could live in that master bedroom! But I would hang some photos on the wall. :)

Madge Bloom said...

Gorgeous old house...

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic exterior and the interior is not at all what you would expect from the outside!

Kate said...

The interior is a huge surprise and quite a delight for the lucky individuals who are able to afford a dream house such as this. I could live there!!

Sharon said...

What a fantastic old house. I'd enjoy visiting here.

Virginia said...

An uncovered treasure for certain!
V

Birdman said...

Wow! What a place, inside and out. So much for so little land space.

This is Belgium said...

totally beautiful, what a surprising sight !

La Principessa Errante said...

The detail in the wood, the stone and the brick is just exquisite. The exterior belies the interior for sure.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

A grand old house indeed.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh this is a beauty, how surprising is that interior, so light and spacious, I didn't expect that because the exterior is quite heavy and darkish. Thoroughly enjoyed having a peek inside, thanks Pat.

JM said...

Fabulous!

Jarart said...

GASP! I want this house so much!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I about choked on the price.

FILMGUY007 said...

WHERE IS THIS HOME LOCATED ITS BEAUTIFUL