Monday, November 30, 2009

'Queen Anne' - Tavistock, Ontario

An absolutely beautiful Queen Anne with English Tudor influences located near the post office in 'downtown' Tavistock

Friday, November 27, 2009

'Italianate' with addition - Tavistock Ontario

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

A Simple 'Italianate' - Tavistock Ontario

Its elegance lies in its simplicity, a wonderful Italianate style home, fairly common in small towns in Southwestern Ontario.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

'Queen Anne' on Vansittart Avenue - Woodstock Ontario

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

'Queen Anne' on Vansittart Avenue - Woodstock Ontario

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

Hillcroft, 'Queen Anne' - Tavistock Ontario

A lovely yellow brick Queen Anne, with an interesting variation of roof pitches. Note the beautiful Neoclassical pillar details.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Daily Victorian House

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!