Saturday, November 22, 2014

Restored

This large Annex home was designed by architect Frederick H. Herbert and was built in 1896. It was a single family home until the 1960s when it was turned into a group home for women which resulted in many features being lost and rooms divided up with fire doors everywhere. In 2003 it was purchased with the intent to restore it to its former glory, a process that involved replastering, having stained glass replicated by the original company, rebuilding stone stairs, and extensive brick work. Today the house is once again a single family dwelling and has been given heritage designation.

24 comments:

Lowell said...

What a fantastic structure. Regal and imposing! It has been beautifully restored. So many nooks and crannies I'd love to explore!

The Furry Gnome said...

Wow, those really were some incredible old houses in the Annex.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. cannot imagine the money and care that went into restoring it to original design!

Revrunner said...

Hope those in charge were able to find another home for the women who were displaced.

Birdman said...

Homes like this always intrigue me. I imagine me and a book, upstairs' windows?????

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful place!

llandudnopictures said...

A very grand looking place indeed!

Gosia k said...

looks like a casttle

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that must have been a very costly restoration. It really is a beautiful place.

jennyfreckles said...

What a beautiful home, I'm so glad someone had the vision and money to achieve that restoration.

cieldequimper said...

It's a beauty!

Stephanie said...

It is a beauty!

Laura. M said...

Good restoration, is a large building.
Good weekend;))

Luis Gomez said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Stefan Jansson said...

A fantastic building. Glad they returned it to it's former glory.

Cloudia said...

Glad these are appreciated again and being reclaimed.

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Randy said...

Now that's my kind of house.

Barbara Farr said...

Kudos to the family who spent the time and money to restore it. Beautiful house.

Jack said...

What a wonderful building! I lived in Columbus, Ohio, for six years, and brick buildings similar to this were plentiful, though this one would still have stood out.

Linda said...

Glad it was restored.

Andy said...

I think they call this Queen Anne style architecture. It's a beaut.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like there's tons of space in that old house. What a lot of work it must have been to restore it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's an amazing looking home Pat, beautifully restore.. pretty big for a single family though.

bettyl-NZ said...

How wonderful that it was restored to its original intent.