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.