Monday, February 2, 2015

Victorian Home

On a back street in Port Perry

I have photographed this house before - a while ago. But when I saw it again last week I knew it was time to make a new photo of it. Isn't it grand? I would love to have my "office" in the tower. I wonder if you can see Lake Scugog from up there!

In celebration of the old and wonderful "stuff", I  am connecting to Rubbish Tuesday HERE.
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78 comments:

Gerald (SK14) said...

looks like a wonderful creeky old building

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice house.

What kind of setting are you using, very poor pixel quality here?

Revrunner said...

Makes me wonder what is up there in that tower.

Andy said...

Nice one Camera Girl.

Buttons said...

That is a beauty indeed. Hug B

Bob Bushell said...

That looks special, the Addams Family home was here.

eileeninmd said...

It is a gorgeous house, I like the tower too! Great shot! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Margaret Adamson said...

Wow! A very gorgeous impressive house. I would love to see inside it. Have a good week

Mersad said...

That is a really impressive looking house.

Mersad
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Sandra said...

it is beautiful and i bet that tower room is cozy and i wonder if there is a tower to the tower room up there where the dormers are.. would love to see inside

see you there! said...

Is this occupied as a single home? It is really beautiful and so large.

Darla

John's Island said...

Hi EG CG, This is a wonderful old house. I can relate to your desire to have an office in the tower. I would always want to be sitting in the lookout room at the very top. :-) I am so tempted to link some of my old postcard stuff to Rubbish Tuesday. It's just that I can't bring myself to call those old cards "rubbish" ... Am I too persnickety? John

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful house!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

This house is exquisite like a rare jewel with windows and arches into the past.

Terri B said...

This one looks like it is well loved and lived in. Very pretty. I love the tower!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I would LOVE to live in that home it is gorgeous.

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, I love it! We are in an old house (for 36 years as of May, 2015) and know the TLC old homes need. They are so worth it, too.

Hilary said...

Wouldn't it be such fun to fill a home like that!

George said...

I'm glad you decided to photograph this house again. What a grand old structure!

TexWisGirl said...

wow. love those iron roof trims.

Shammickite said...

Beautiful old Victorian house, but I shudder at the maintenance costs.

Maggie said...

I'd love to own that house and turn it into a wonderful B & B. Je reve!

ladyfi said...

Pretty architecture.

Sharon Anck said...

That is one of those houses that makes you wonder about all the people who have lived there. Gorgeous.

Judy said...

I have wanted a house with a tower since I was a little girl!!! I hope you can see the lake! We could share the house!!!!

Lowell said...

'Tis a grand old mansion! I love the HDR effect...did you do it as an HDR shot or use effects like I do? Whatever, this is my kind of house; unfortunately, I'll probably never live in one! :)

Mary Hone said...

What a great looking building.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, such a beautiful old house!! I love it!! Right out of a story book!! Another great look at your world!! Thanks as always for sharing!! Have a wonderful day!!

Birdman said...

And to think, there was a time when entire families live in these.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A great looking home. A lot of maintenance though I bet.

Rose said...

Oh, EG, it is such a beauty. I'd buy it for the porch alone.

Montanagirl said...

Wow, "Grand" is right! It's gorgeous!!

RedPat said...

That has to be one of the most gorgeous houses ever, EG! Must have been one of the richest families in town!

Veronica Roth said...

Oh, that's a beauty! Robert always says that if we buy a Victorian with a turret, he's putting coloured glass in the windows and a little train with a light will drive round and round illuminating them! :D

Small City Scenes said...

I love it too. I think it would be wonderful to have a place like it. Gorgeous. MB

VP said...

It would be perfect for a movie!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, a foto é maravilhosa, a casa encanta, está bem captada.
AG

Tom said...

What a beauty! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Kathy said...

This is quite a place. It's beautiful but I can't imagine what it must cost to heat it!

Mari said...

Yes it IS grand! Wow!

Mascha said...

Gorgeos! Oh yeah, I would like to have my library in a tower like this...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It is fabulous! I am fascinated by Victorian homes.

Karen S. said...

It sure is a lovely grand old mansion, and an office up there would be so delightful and just imagine the breezes you could catch besides the views too!

Fun60 said...

That tower would be my reading room for sure.

Giga said...

Beautiful house and she'd lived in it willingly. Regards.

Kay said...

Oh, yes! I can see you waving out the window! And perhaps sitting on the porch in summer with an iced tea...

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative photo edit ~ Gorgeous house!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Linda W. said...

That's a cool old house. Love all the different colors it's painted.

Reader Wil said...

This house is not only beautiful but it has a lot of potential and character. Thanks for sharing its beauty!
Wil, ABCW Team

maryaustria said...

This house is amazing! I would love to live in such a house!

Ginny said...

Wow, this house is huge, too!! I love those two little terraces. A person could hide here and never be found!

Rebecca said...

Very grand, I could have a blast with a place like that.

Donna said...

I adore Victorian homes and this is especially stunning.

Malyss said...

Like the hotel in hitchcock's movie !Kind of gothic !great architecture !

Carver said...

That's a charming house. I'd like to have my office in the tower too.

NatureFootstep said...

this house seems to come right out from a fairytale :) If I was a writer I would write a story about it :)

Photo Cache said...

So beautiful. I'm a big fan of Victorian houses. Is this private residence or have they converted this to a B&B or office spaces?

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".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

now that is a gorgeous old house. i want to see it in person. so glad you shared on a day i stopped by. thank you!! i had to share it with the hubby too. thanks!! ( :

Nora said...

That is a great picture of a great house!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Great old house, let us know if you ever get inside that tower!

Gail Dixon said...

Quite a grand home! Hope you get your wish to office from there.

Felicia said...

yep that's a grand house.

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a beautiful old house. Nice to see it's so well kept.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Looks like a huge house. I do love the architecture of the older buildings.

Randy said...

Nice.

lorik said...

Beautiful house and I love the way you captured the detail and colour.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful old house!

Indrani said...

Truly a grand facade. So well maintained too.

Cloudia said...

Fortunately, I got to live in an very old (working church) bell tower, and also had my home office in a windowed turret overlooking convergence of roads. Nice capture

Lew said...

Indeed, a grand view from the tower. I am guessing you can see most of the town!

Jarek said...

That is a very impressive looking house.

Gattina said...

Beautiful building ! I love this kind of architecture !

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Leora said...

I just love this old home. I can't imagine the heating bill (I grew up in an old house, not quite as dramatic as this one, but there were many in our area. Heating was expensive! Lots of drafts). You took a gorgeous photo. Great light.

kelley jensen said...

I love the big old homes in your area, so magnificent. Thanks for sharing, there is nothing here that looks like that.

Amy Burzese said...

That is one gorgeous place. I can just imagine living there would be grand. And probably costly. lol.

Pat Tillett said...

A lot of history sitting there. Lovely building and lovely photo of it.

Jack said...

I haven't been visiting for a few days. Can you believe that I almost missed this crazily wonderful Victorian? There is a similar one in Wethersfield, Connecticut, which I have featured a few times on my blog.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

A wonderful dream house! I hope a big family is living there with many children and dogs and cats.

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