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  • Designer James Davie has restored and upgraded his classy Toronto home, creating a bold living space within a historic structure. The home was built c.1876. Marble elements on the façade were restored with marble from the original quarry. There is a great article showcasing the home on House & Home’s website. Photography by Angus Fergusson.
  • Designer James Davie has restored and upgraded his classy Toronto home, creating a bold living space within a historic structure. The home was built c.1876. Marble elements on the façade were restored with marble from the original quarry. There is a great article showcasing the home on House & Home’s website. Photography by Angus Fergusson.
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  • Really this is what it's all about. ❤💚
  • Really this is what it's all about. ❤💚
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  • I found a few pages of our local paper, dating January 1950, while we were cleaning out the upstairs.
This piece of hard hitting journalism caught my eye. “three or four divorces” were issued that month😂 #oldhouse #oldhousefinds
  • I found a few pages of our local paper, dating January 1950, while we were cleaning out the upstairs.
    This piece of hard hitting journalism caught my eye. “three or four divorces” were issued that month😂 #oldhouse #oldhousefinds
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  • When people comment on how cool you are to let your children put up their drawings in the living room. Really just hiding all the holes my oh who is an actual tv engineer made! He doesn’t do it this badly at his customers houses 😂#oldhouse #oldwalls #kids #oldhouse #renovation #renovation
  • When people comment on how cool you are to let your children put up their drawings in the living room. Really just hiding all the holes my oh who is an actual tv engineer made! He doesn’t do it this badly at his customers houses 😂 #oldhouse #oldwalls #kids #oldhouse #renovation #renovation
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  • My family is enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend like so many do, enjoying outdoor activities, cooking out with friends, and attending our local parade. It really does feel like the start of summer! But I’m also trying to remain conscious of the reason behind Memorial Day, which is to honor the soldiers who died serving our country, and to think about the loss their families have suffered and will continue to suffer as the years go by. I am grateful for their service 💙🇺🇸 #noank #memorialdayweekend
  • My family is enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend like so many do, enjoying outdoor activities, cooking out with friends, and attending our local parade. It really does feel like the start of summer! But I’m also trying to remain conscious of the reason behind Memorial Day, which is to honor the soldiers who died serving our country, and to think about the loss their families have suffered and will continue to suffer as the years go by. I am grateful for their service 💙🇺🇸 #noank #memorialdayweekend
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  • Finished the crown pieces on the columns for the colonnade. I made both pieces from quartersawn white oak and my router table. The second piece adds just a bit of depth that it needed to manage the proportion of the large column size. I wasn’t planning on the second piece but I had the router bit and the wood scraps and figured why not? #wishiwasacarpenter #oldhousedetails #bringbackthecharacter
  • Finished the crown pieces on the columns for the colonnade. I made both pieces from quartersawn white oak and my router table. The second piece adds just a bit of depth that it needed to manage the proportion of the large column size. I wasn’t planning on the second piece but I had the router bit and the wood scraps and figured why not? #wishiwasacarpenter #oldhousedetails #bringbackthecharacter
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  • HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEK DEAR RED HOUSE ❤
  • HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEK DEAR RED HOUSE ❤
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  • One of the cool things about having an old house is taking off layers of paint on a door and you can see how much style has changed over the years! #diy #oldhouse #painting
  • One of the cool things about having an old house is taking off layers of paint on a door and you can see how much style has changed over the years! #diy #oldhouse #painting
  • 9 0 9 hours ago
  • The Greenwood Farm. Built in 1841 by Dr. Nicholas Brewer.
  • The Greenwood Farm. Built in 1841 by Dr. Nicholas Brewer.
  • 17 1 9 hours ago
  • This place is dear to me, the Old House. It has been in my family forever and has seen so many family reunions. There is no a/c and is well worn but I am so comforted here. Loved seeing family once again, even in 100 degree heat! #smithsarethebest #familyreunionga #oldhouse
  • This place is dear to me, the Old House. It has been in my family forever and has seen so many family reunions. There is no a/c and is well worn but I am so comforted here. Loved seeing family once again, even in 100 degree heat! #smithsarethebest #familyreunionga #oldhouse
  • 7 0 9 hours ago
  • This weekend’s #preservationmonth visit was to Grant Cottage, which is extremely close to me, yet I have never been. The site of the cottage is extremely significant and interesting. The cottage was built around 1872 by Duncan McGregor, for whom the mountain it sits on is named. It was a b&b by our modern standards. The land was sold and the cottage moved slightly downhill to make room for the very grand Hotel Balmoral which opened in 1884. Of course like many Victorian sites, it was taken by fire in 1897.... and wow what a loss. Reminiscent of the loss of the hotel atop Prospect in Lake George. When the docent showed me the photo of the Hotel Balmoral I think I felt queasy that it doesn’t exist... William Drexel was the owner of the cottage at the time. Ulysses S. Grant, our 18th President (1869-1877) lost his fortune to a Victorian era Madoff. Drexel offered this cottage to Grant, who was dying of throat cancer, and his family to live out his final days while he wrote his memoirs to provide for his family after he passed.  Mark Twain provided an advance to him in order to support his work. He wrote his memoirs here, which were completed days before his death in 1885. I kind of nerded out here because the carpets are from the 1880s!! All of the furniture is the same from when Grant resided there including the bed he left this world in. There also are the flower arrangements from his memorial at the cottage in 1885. The flowers were dipped in wax before the arrangements. I have never seen anything like it. I seriously cannot express my awe at the  history that in intact here, and it only took me 10 years of living in this area to visit it...🤦🏻‍♀️😅
  • This weekend’s #preservationmonth visit was to Grant Cottage, which is extremely close to me, yet I have never been. The site of the cottage is extremely significant and interesting. The cottage was built around 1872 by Duncan McGregor, for whom the mountain it sits on is named. It was a b&b by our modern standards. The land was sold and the cottage moved slightly downhill to make room for the very grand Hotel Balmoral which opened in 1884. Of course like many Victorian sites, it was taken by fire in 1897.... and wow what a loss. Reminiscent of the loss of the hotel atop Prospect in Lake George. When the docent showed me the photo of the Hotel Balmoral I think I felt queasy that it doesn’t exist... William Drexel was the owner of the cottage at the time. Ulysses S. Grant, our 18th President (1869-1877) lost his fortune to a Victorian era Madoff. Drexel offered this cottage to Grant, who was dying of throat cancer, and his family to live out his final days while he wrote his memoirs to provide for his family after he passed. Mark Twain provided an advance to him in order to support his work. He wrote his memoirs here, which were completed days before his death in 1885. I kind of nerded out here because the carpets are from the 1880s!! All of the furniture is the same from when Grant resided there including the bed he left this world in. There also are the flower arrangements from his memorial at the cottage in 1885. The flowers were dipped in wax before the arrangements. I have never seen anything like it. I seriously cannot express my awe at the history that in intact here, and it only took me 10 years of living in this area to visit it...🤦🏻‍♀️😅
  • 84 3 9 hours ago
  • #pikespeak ascent and marathon Aug 24-25 2019
  • #pikespeak ascent and marathon Aug 24-25 2019
  • 14 3 9 hours ago
  • Out with the new, in with the old. I’ll let this redbud leaf convey the serious ❤️ I have for this gorgeous 1920’s door we scored on Facebook marketplace. A little bit of sanding and a couple coats of stain and it fits in perfectly with the rest of the c. 1925 house. 
Now, give me your opinion: should I polish the brass handle or leave the patina on it? Right now I’m really loving the patina!
#peacockplantation
  • Out with the new, in with the old. I’ll let this redbud leaf convey the serious ❤️ I have for this gorgeous 1920’s door we scored on Facebook marketplace. A little bit of sanding and a couple coats of stain and it fits in perfectly with the rest of the c. 1925 house.
    Now, give me your opinion: should I polish the brass handle or leave the patina on it? Right now I’m really loving the patina!
    #peacockplantation
  • 11 2 9 hours ago
  • Designer James Davie has restored and upgraded his classy Toronto home, creating a bold living space within a historic structure. The home was built c.1876. Marble elements on the façade were restored with marble from the original quarry. There is a great article showcasing the home on House & Home’s website. Photography by Angus Fergusson.
  • Designer James Davie has restored and upgraded his classy Toronto home, creating a bold living space within a historic structure. The home was built c.1876. Marble elements on the façade were restored with marble from the original quarry. There is a great article showcasing the home on House & Home’s website. Photography by Angus Fergusson.
  • 183 5 9 hours ago