Recently I had a day to myself, my fellow traveller in life taking other (and faster) roads at a vintage racing event. June 1. Sun, unremitting. Time to pack cameras and go.
I took that road less travelled that begins at the end of my street: Highway 2 to Napanee and south on a county road to join up with Highway 33 just east of Adolphustown. Sparkling waves, bright new leaves, lilacs and dandelions. On the road to Bath. Swell.
He lived in Finkle's Tavern not far away; the name lives still in a fine shore park, one of many allowing public access to one of southern Ontario's prettiest spots. A good spot to sit in the sit, squint into the sparkles on the waves, and time-travel.
|moulding details include rope twist|
|verandah obscures this simple fanlight|
The Victorian verandah was added much later (as was the functional two-car garage). The kitchen was enthusiastically reworked with newfangled plywood in the 50's - the bake oven and kitchen hearth having been removed by former owners. A pressed tin ceiling adds to the mix.
All the principal rooms and bedrooms have exquisite simple Georgian mantels and panelled side cupboards. Four of the original six fireplaces remain. This is a special house indeed. A good home to a good family. Yours? I hope to stay in touch with the owner, and will update this post with a realtor's link in time.