End of Summer Show Stopper

Sunday, August 31, 2014

THE FRESH INDEX

A look at what's Hot,  FRESH and Available in the Hamilton and surrounding market today. Ranging from $245,000 to $2.1 million.








Thursday, August 28, 2014

FRESH BRICK BACK STORY

WHERE DOES FRESH BRICK COME FROM?

FreshBrick came about in a brainstorm with my car pooler. I wanted something fun that celebrated the homes I was passionate about featuring. 'FRESH', in its urban dictionary definition, indicates the homes are awesome (highly approved by me), but is also a nice juxtaposition to the fact that they are older homes. There’s nothing fresher than a classic! 

Its also a play on the real estate expression, “Fresh Listing.” Whether new to the market or unlisted – these homes all have one thing in common – they are FRESH pieces of Brick (brick symbolic of the home itself. A recognizable icon - whether constructed from brick or not).

ABOUT MY OWN HOME OWNER JOURNEY...4 HAMILTON HOMES IN THE PAST 10 YEARS.

I love character homes and my passion has led me on an incredible character journey. I wouldn't say that I am a risk taker but I follow my heart and go for what I love. My intention has never been to move up the ladder, but rather to not be anchored by anything in life -- its too short (both my mother and my wife’s mother passed away when we were in our 20s). If I see an opportunity I go for it – and if it doesn't work out, that’s cool too. I could still live in every house I’ve owned today. There is something about each one that I still LOVE.

Read more about FreshBrick in today's Hamilton Spectator article. Thanks for the profile Kathy Renwald! PS, FreshBrick fans (and new discoverers) don't mind the uber serious photo!

Best Regards,
Adam aka FreshBrick lover :)



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.