Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Interesting Woodstock Street Victorian - Tavistock Ontario

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

'Ontario Cottage' - Tavistock Ontario

What originally began as a one storey 'Ontario Cottage', had the second floor and brickwork added in the late 1800's. Ontario Cottages are generally Regency style.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Yellow Brick 'Italianate' - Tavistock Ontario

A very interesting Italianate, with unusual symmetry, and two bay windows on the front facade. I have yet to see any house like it in my travels.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Red brick 'Italianate' - Tavistock Ontario

An absolutely beautiful house, with the red brick set off by the black of the corbels, soffits, fascia, and other trim.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Woodstock Street Victorian - Tavistock Ontario

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

Vansittart Avenue 'Gothic Revival' - Woodstock Ontario

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

Vansittart Avenue - Woodstock Ontario

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

Vansittart Avenue 'Italianate' - Woodstock Ontario

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

Victoria Public School - Kitchener Ontario

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

Victorian 'Farmhouse' - Tavistock Ontario

Another really simple storey and a half Victorian on the main street in Tavistock. Sold recently for just over $150,000.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Courtland Avenue 'Italianate' Cottage #2 - Kitchener Ontario

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

Courtland Avenue 'Italianate' cottage #1 - Kitchener Ontario

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

Victorian - Tavistock Ontario

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

Triplets - Kitchener Ontario

Three turn of the century Victorian homes, very common in Kitchener and southwestern Ontario.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Blue 'Italianate' - Kitchener Ontario

A classic Italianate, notice the shallower pitched roof than the previous Italianates I posted. For as long as I can remeber (20 years) this house hase been painted blue.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

'Bricklayers Gothic' - Tavistock Ontario

You could be the new owner of this simple yellow brick Gothic Revival cottage on the main street in Tavistock!