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Friday, December 15, 2017

A LABOUR OF LOVE

200 HATT ST, DUNDAS, ON circa 1860s



This board and batten heritage designated cottage was built in the 1860s as store and residence for Thomas VanNoble who arrived in Dundas in 1835 and became the gardener and sexton for St James Church until he died in 1882. 

Throughout her early history, the home's storefront toggled from grocery store to butcher and back to grocery store (last used as such in 1934).

At one time the front entrance of the home consisted of a double door flanked by 2 large commercial-type windows (photo immediately below). 

The current owners have since restored the facade (updated from April 2017 photo) to a more authentic look (today photo).


Circa 1900s
Today
April 2017
The property was listed last April at an incredulous $327,000, and obviously didn't last very long. The buyers loving restored the home with authenticity and care, fully intending to make it the setting of their happily ever after. But as fate would have it, a job opportunity out west has separated them from their labour of love. Luckily, you now have the opportunity to take the torch on this wonderful piece of Dundas history. Nothing left to do but move in and enjoy!



REFRESHED

  • Original hardware has been stripped, cleaned and re-used
  • Historic pine plank hardwood floors have been refinished
  • Boards from the original store counter top, over 100 years ago, frame the dining room wall 
  • Non-original walls have been removed to open up the space
  • An cast iron claw-foot tub was relocated from the upstairs to a more spacious home downstairs (and re-finished)
  • A porcelain sink from the old kitchen was re-purposed in the same updated main-level bath 
  • The original potters studio has been transformed into a brand new kitchen space with a raw board wall (revealed after removing plaster)



Check out the incredible BEFORE* & AFTER** shots below. 

I do miss this wallpaper, but I'll survive:)


Purchase reproduction Morris papers online 

200 HATT STREET: BEFORE & AFTERS

YARD



FOYER


DINING ROOM



POTTERS STUDIO (NOW KITCHEN)


MAIN FLOOR BATH

This tub was relocated from the 2nd floor
The sink was re-purposed from the original kitchen (below)



LIVING ROOM


UPSTAIRS BATH



DINING ROOM


BEDROOM 1/2


BEDROOM 2/2


YARD


Offered at $659,000
View Full Listing HERE
Represented by Sharon Carolan
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services

SOURCE : Hamilton's Heritage V5

*BEFORE PHOTOS Tom Vogel, www.vogel-creative.com
**AFTER PHOTOS RS Tours