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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DIED AND GONE TO CROSS STREET

31 Cross Street, Dundas, ON, circa 1856


Cross Street is my favourite street in Dundas, if not all of greater Hamilton. It is literally a gateway to (heritage home) heaven with historic marvels from foot to finish, culminating with the landmark Dundas Driving Park




This Second Empire meets Neoclassical residence is about half way up the street and is a sight to be held. Unfortunately it has recently been SOLD! But that doesn't mean you can't drool and dream over the pictures below (photo credits: Tom Vogel).

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FRESH FEATURES
  • Built of Whirlpool sandstone, with local dolomite rubble (and a few sandstone blocks) used at the back. The quoins, sills and lintels are all of sandstone. One of only two remaining in the region
  • Almost one acre lot with stunning, mature trees
  • 12 foot ceilings and 12" baseboards
  • Inlaid hardwood flooring
  • Large principal rooms

  • Two staircases


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FRESH FACTS
  • Interestingly, this home was first listed for $1,875,000 but SOLD what seems immediately after, if not before, a price reduction at $1,500,000 was promoted in the newspaper
  • Known as 'Eastridge' -owned by only 3 families in its 160+ year history
  • The current mansard roof (French influence) was added later to replace a more traditional version
  • The dormers are Neoclassical in style instead of rounded

  • The iron cresting over the doorway may once have been a balcony

Sources: Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd., Ontario Architecture and Raise the Hammer

RELATED LINKS
21 Cross Street circa 1840s - back on the market for $799K
35 Cross Street circa 1846 - previously sold
11 Cross Street circa 1840s - previously sold