Friday, June 3, 2022

A Fine Old House


This Second Empire style home was built in 1879 and has been totally restored and retrofitted  to be very energy efficient. The whole place had been painted white but luckily the bricks have now been restored to their former glory. It is now owned by U of Toronto but I don't know what it is used for. There are many older homes surrounding the downtown campus that are owned by the university.

15 comments:

William Kendall said...

This is quite distinctive.

Taken For Granted said...

This is indeed a beautiful house. The University of Minnesota in St. Paul has also bought a number of large, older houses. While it is one way old houses are preserved, it alters the nature of the neighborhood.

Revrunner said...

Makes me wonder what kind of staircase is inside.

Iris Flavia said...

It was painted white?! Glad it´s back to it´s beauty!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

It is beautiful house.

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous house. I wonder what they use it for.

s.c said...

Looks great. Really wonder what possessed the previous owners to paint everything white.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
It is a beautiful house, I like the restored bricks.
Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!

Andrew said...

I can't imagine how awful it must have looked when painted white. Why would anyone want to cover up the wonderful brickwork.

The Furry Gnome said...

Now that's a beauty!

Cloudia said...

Fittingly restored what a gem

Catalyst said...

That top story above the entrance looks like it has just been plopped on there!

Jenn Jilks said...

It is lovely!

Anvilcloud said...

it really is a fine specimen.

21 Wits said...

This design is marvelous!