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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

COOPER HOUSE CIRCA 1914

185 Delaware Avenue, Hamilton Ontario
7,000 square feet of opulence is FRESH for the the picking in Hamilton. This commanding 100 year old Colonial Revival House located in Hamilton's St.Clair Heritage District is now offered for sale at $899,900.
 
Facts & Features
  • Built by William Henry Cooper, founder of Cooper Construction
  • Was previously a 9-bedroom nursing home
  • Recently underwent a year-and-a-half $300,000 restoration
  • There are five bedrooms, a separate 1,725-square-foot guest suite on the third floor, five fireplaces, a library, butler's pantry, mud room, new kitchen and two wonderful sun rooms - one with twelve multi paned windows spanning three walls
  • Sparkling leaded glass front doors, hardwood floors throughout, an elegant rebuilt stairway, ceiling mural and elaborate mouldings
 
 
 






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Source: Hamilton Spectator - "Grand home recalls an era of elegance" by Kathy Renwald, April 21, 2014 - View full article HERE

About the Colonial Revival Style
Colonial Revival became a popular American house style after it appeared at the 1876 the US Centennial Exposition. Reflecting American patriotism and a desire for simplicity, the Colonial Revival house style remained popular until the mid-1950's. Between World War I and II, Colonial Revival was the most popular historic revival house style in the United States.

Some architectural historians say that Colonial Revival is a Victorian style; others believe that the Colonial Revival style marked the end of the Victorian period in architecture. The Colonial Revival style is based loosely on Federal and Georgian house styles, and a clear reaction against excessively elaborate Victorian Queen Anne architecture. Eventually, the simple, symmetrical Colonial Revival style became incorporated into the Foursquare and Bungalow house styles of the early 20th century.


Colonial Revival houses have many of these features:

  • Symmetrical fa├žade
  • Rectangular
  • 2 to 3 stories
  • Brick or wood siding
  • Simple, classical detailing
  • Gable roof
  • Pillars and columns
  • Multi-pane, double-hung windows with shutters
  • Dormers
  • Temple-like entrance: porticos topped by pediment
  • Paneled doors with sidelights and topped with rectangular transoms or fanlights
  • Center entry-hall floor plan
  • Living areas on the first floor and bedrooms on the upper floors
  • Fireplaces
Source: http://architecture.about.com/od/periodsstyles/ig/House-Styles/colonial-revival-jpg.htm

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CHEDOKE'S CHURNING OUT THE CHARM



151 Chedoke Avenue, Hamilton
This street is on fire and there's no doubt this classic listing - offered at $829,000 - will add another notch to its SOLD belt. In fact, this gorgeous Georgian at 140 Chedoke recently sold for 22% over-asking after receiving 9 offers! And this one at 32 Chedoke sold in a flash too. Did I mention this one at 95 Chedoke as well?!


Have a look at this FRESH LISTING now and make your move now before its gone:











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WELL DRESSED IN THE SOUTHWEST



203 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton
Magazine style decor, gorgeous plaster medallions, 10ft ceilings - need I say more? This classic red brick century cottage mixes the best of old and new and is located in Hamilton's popular southwest neighbourhood between Queen and Locke Streets. Features a bonus artist studio/guest house complete with vaulted ceilings, sky lights and recent 3 piece bath!  Enjoy the pictures below. At $449,900 this FRESH listing is sure to be PICKED soon!














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