This 1939 home on the Charlottetown Harbour is known as the George DeBlois House, named for its first owner, the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. It has 200 feet of waterfront, and magnificent views of Victoria Park and out along the protected waters of the harbour. This grand home sits on a little over half an acre, with a lovely semi-circular columned verandah on which to sit and watch the marine activities.
The 20×18-foot formal dining room features built-in china cabinets and a niche for the sideboard, as well as a window bench. Notice the deep mouldings and trim throughout the house.
The living room, at 20×25-feet, is spacious enough for large parties, but seating areas can be arranged to make it feel more intimate, such as, say, just a tête-à-tête around the fireplace, with its hand-carved mantel.
Just look at that window bench. This bedroom has wood floors in immaculate condition, and more closet space than was the norm in 1939.
A second-floor sunroom leads off this large bedroom, which sports another of the home’s fireplaces.
A boardwalk runs along the edge of the waterfront, while rocks protect the shoreline from erosion in winter.
The porch is a comfy spot for sitting in out of the sun and catching up on a good book. Little children (or dogs) can be corralled here for safety’s sake, while the rest of the terrace is open and features another seating area open to the sun.
The house is a Charlottetown landmark, with its elegant façade and imposing demeanour. Its proximity to downtown means it’s just a few minutes’ walk to cafés, restaurants, shops and services.
Source: National Post Shari Kulha | October 13, 2016 |