Saturday, March 8, 2014

Another Yorkville Beauty

This home is just a couple of doors down from yesterday's house and it too has a heritage designation. Built in 1878, it has wonderful wooden details and I particularly like the turned columns on the porch - they are so elegant. In the 60s, Yorkville was hippie central in Toronto and many (if not most) of the homes were occupied by young people enjoying the times. Now the neighbourhood homes have been nearly all been restored to their original beauty and it is a quite expensive area.

16 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous!

TexWisGirl said...

really neat!

Lowell said...

'Tis a beauty, indeed. And I think you could call the whole of Toronto "a quite expensive area." :)

Birdman said...

Single family? There was a day when it was for sure.

Taken For Granted said...

You have summed up the history of many urban neighborhoods, from starving artist colony to expensive-chic. This brick home is a classic style found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Randy said...

Ooo I love that one!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love these old homes. I didn't realize some of the houses were built in 1878.

William Kendall said...

It looks quite elegant, and reminds me of some around here as well from that period.

cieldequimper said...

It has a certain Victorian feel to it, doesn't it?

Karen said...

It's a beauty all right!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Don't have any hate for hippies (I'm from eugene Oregon after all, ) but I'm glad they left enough so that this beautiful home could be restored to its original elegance.

Jack said...

The most similar houses in greater Hartford are usually wooden, though some are made from red brick.

llandudnopictures said...

Another beauty!

Andy said...

I admire homes like this one. It's one of Toronto's many treasures. I wasn't a hippie but I did hang out in Yorkville in the 60's. I used to go to watch and listen to the music performers of the day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely bay windows too Pat, hope those hippies appreciated them :)

LONDONLULU said...

What a sweet find, I love the details too and would love a peek inside:)