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Friday, August 22, 2014

END OF SUMMER SHOW STOPPER

5 Ravenscliffe Avenue, Hamilton, ON circa early 1900s
Incredible Ionic Columns, Knockout Newel Posts, Charming Coiffured Ceilings, Beautiful Beveled Glass, Perfect Pocket Doors, and Intricate Inlay Floors. This listing is so FRESH it hurts! 5 Ravenscliffe is the undisputed real estate blockbuster of the season. Listed at $1.299 million and it earns every dollar with its boundless architectural splendor not to mention location on THE BEST street in Hamilton.


FRESH FEATURES
  • 5 bedrooms + 3.5 baths
  • Huge 100' x 188'  park like lot in the heart of the city
  • 10' ceilings, 12" baseboards, and original leaded glass
  • Spacious foyer, red tile floor in sun room with view of spectacular garden
  • Original servants stairs from main level to 3rd floor
  • Stunning & colourful, mature, perennial gardens border the perimeter
  • Walking distance to St. Joe's, Go Train, trails & parks
Enjoy the photos below from Tom Vogel, www.vogel-creative.com
**WARNING pictures may cause extreme house envy including the desire to move**


















View full listing HERE

Pick a Mansion (Other Properties for Sale on Ravenscliffe):
W.E. PHIN MANSION CIRCA 1908
THE UNOFFICIAL CASTLE OF DURAND

FRESH FACT: THIS HOME WAS BUILT IN GEORGIAN REVIVAL ARCHITECTURAL STYLE

 Double Take? Take a look at this Georgian Revival Home I Found When Researching the Architectural Style of 5 Ravenscliffe. Uncanny how similar these two homes look.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PILL HILL

360 Queen Street South, Hamilton, ON circa 1920s
This FRESH Kirkendall listing with its copper eaves, slate roof and columned portico has surely turned your head one or two times in the past. Standing proudly on the south west corner of Queen St S and Aberdeen Avenue, this stately centre hall serves as a gateway to a prestiguous set of century homes dotting both sides of the Queen Street Hill.














View Listing Here offered at $679,900

Related Post: Mapleside circa 1850

Related Post: Marvelous Mantle

FRESH FACT:
The Queen Street Hill Opened in 1894, just before the coming of the automobile (source: cbc.ca)



Queen Street South was a quiet tree-lined residential avenue before it became a major arterial road leading to Beckett's Drive up to Garth Street on the Mountain Top. (source: wikipedia)

The access, also known as "The Queen Street Hill", was once referred to as "Pill Hill" with its grand early 20th century residences (some 19th century) home to Hamilton's elite (many doctors) - hence the 'Pill' of 'Pill Hill'.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FANTASY REAL ESTATE: SAINT LOUIS

When the market's dry of character my mind begins to wander outside of Hamilton. Lucky for you, its taken me to some amazing places south of the border -- in Saint Louis. And Saint is no understatement as these places are heavenly! Have a look below and enjoy the architectural splendor. A special thanks to Graham Crawford for the tip-off on this FRESH inspiration.

40 Portland Pl, Saint Louis, MO 

Designed by Frederick Bonsack for Brown Shoe Company founder George Warren in 1897

40 Portland Pl, Saint Louis, MO 63108

40 Portland Pl, Saint Louis, MO 63108

40 Portland Pl, Saint Louis, MO 63108

40 Portland Pl, Saint Louis, MO 63108

40 Portland Pl, Saint Louis, MO 63108

40 Portland Pl, Saint Louis, MO 63108

40 Portland Pl, Saint Louis, MO 63108

VIEW FULL LISTING HERE

5505 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 

10,000 square foot Adam-style residence circa 1909!
5505 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63112
5505 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63112
5505 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63112
5505 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63112

23 Washington Ter, Saint Louis, MO

Pre World's Fair Venetian-Italianate Mansion circa 1901

23 Washington Ter, Saint Louis, MO 63112

23 Washington Ter, Saint Louis, MO 63112

23 Washington Ter, Saint Louis, MO 63112

23 Washington Ter, Saint Louis, MO 63112

23 Washington Ter, Saint Louis, MO 63112