Pigtown Design: House Hunting (No, Not me!)

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I was driving to The Book Thing on Sunday and noticed a “For Sale” sign in front of a house that I’ve always loved. It must have just been placed five minutes before, because the house was not yet listed on the realtor’s site.imageThis is what it looked like as it was being constructed in 1913. It’s still remarkably similar today, although with much more surrounding it.imageIt looks like some of these pictures were taken recently because the hydrangeas are at their peak!

imageI could do without the fountain, or at least paint it a less garish colour, and I do love the row of windows!image

It looks as though a lot of the interior detail is still intact.imageI know it was broken up into flats for a number of years and I had a friend who lived just above the front “porch” on the top floor.imageThere is lots of stained glass in the house, and it looks to be original.imageI can’t quite figure out where this room is located.imageThe current owners have certainly kept the Victorian-era look and furnishings that would have originally gone into a house like this.imageI would guess that the floors are original, judging by the detail in the corner. And it’s clear that they’re still using the radiator heat, and the listing says that there’s no central air! {just shoot me now!}

It fascinates me that they’ve got a big old vegetable garden out back.imageUnfortunately, there’s also a convalescent hospital located immediately behind this house.

 

Any guesses what this house is on the market for? No peeking!

 

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Meg Fielding

Meg Fielding writes the local interior design and lifestyle blog Pigtown Design. She enjoys dual citizenship with the US and the UK.


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    • Hi Marsha: Pigtown Design is named after the neighborhood the blogger Meg Fielding lived in; she no longer lives there. She started the blog when she lived there, and didn’t want to change the name after she moved.

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