Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
A lovely painted brick Victorian Italianate: The eaves, corbels, and windows are definately Italianate; although the steep roofline and gable ends suggest Queen Anne, they would be of a different material, not the same brick as the walls. Though not rare, Gable ends are not particularly common on Italianate homes, this house has three. The exception that proves the rule, perhap?
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Somehow I messed up with yesterday's post, so to make up you get two pics of a beautiful house in Tavistock. I love the different windows on the front versus the side of the house, and elements of Neoclassical and Queen Anne architectural styles.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
A stunning Gothic Revival home on one of my favourite Ontario streets. (added Jan 25 2010) Oops! This one had me fooled, I think rather it would be considered Romanesque Revival. I am obviously learning as I go!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Probably the finest example of an 'Italian Villa' in Southwestern Ontario, with a multitude of doubled corbels (brackets), two Juliet balconies, and a magnificent tower. Note the extremely shallow pitch of the roof, great in England, but less so in Ontario.
Friday, December 11, 2009
A stunning Italianate house, with beautiful doubled brackets. Interestingly, a wraparound porch and bay window have been added, atypical of the traditional style, though whoever did them matched the roof pitch, so they don't look out of place at all.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The school's name says it all! It borrows from a number of styles including Palladian and Neoclassical, in a magnificently repurposed structure. It is now a residential condominium, with a modern five story curved addition on the back that is hidden in this view.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The neighbor to yesterday's house. Identical in most respects, but with the addition of what appears to be an 'Arts and Crafts' front porch, the like of which appear all over the region. I think it fits because it was probably built at the same time as the house.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Everything says Italianate about this pretty little house, the roof, the windows, the brackets, and more. But what happened to the second storey? An uncommon Italianate cottage, Courtland Avenue.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Of indeterminate style, this yellow brick is typical of many Victorian Era homes in Ontario. It has some Italianate elements, and some Queen Anne. A shame about the mudroom addition, but that 'sixties brick could be covered up.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
The neighboring house to yesterday's illustrates an often ignored rule of making additions to historic homes: An addition should be complementary, not identical, to the original house. Perhaps the other rule is if you need more space, buy a larger house. Salt and Pepper brickwork does not match the yellow, I think it's dreadful.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
And here is another Queen Anne, in all her regal splendour! Not often seen are the half hipped gable ends with dormers, and the gothic revival tower roof blends perfectly!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A wonderful red brick home in the Queen Anne Style. The brickwork on the chimney and tower is fabulous! The slate shingles on the tower roof are probably original, about 125 years old now.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Once a day (monday to friday) I will post a photograph of a Victorian House that I encounter along my travels. Any size, shape, condition, or style, just something Victorian. No identification other than street (if you are lucky) and town will be provided, and my commentary will be limited. All photographs will be taken by a Nikon D-100 Digital in fine format (6 megapixel), so you can click on them to enlarge for more detail. If you find your home among the posts found here, by all means leave a comment!
Posted by David at 8:07 PM