I’ve spent the past week in southern Ontario visiting my sister and her husband who live in the Blue Mountains area – right next to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron.
My sister is in between houses and is looking to buy so I was able to ride along and partake in my favorite past-time: house-peeping.
I can’t really differentiate between the two because you just drive past one street and suddenly you are in the next village. They are essentially conjoined.
As you can see, many of the homes in this area are very well kept vintages – the predominant style being Gothic Revival and Carpenter Gothic Folk.
But there is also a smattering of four-squares, Victorians, Italianates and adorable bungalows.
My sister has been saying for years: “We have to get you down here – there’s so many amazing Victorians!” Does she know me or what? (It takes dangling old houses in front of me to get me to travel to southern Ontario, because I am not a huge fan of southern O in the heat & humidity of summer!)
I’ll refrain from further commentary and allow you get lost in these beautiful houses.[side note: you’d never guess it from these photos of historic homes, but the villages of Clarksburg and Thornbury are only minutes away from southern Ontario’s premier alpine skiing destination – the Blue Mountain Ski Resort] [Another fun fact about the Blue Mountains: it is home to Ontario’s oldest chair lift for alpine skiers!]
This is one of the most beautiful collection of homes I have ever house-peeped!
But of course I’m partial to the Gothic Revival homes since my old house was built in that style as well.
That’s all for now!
There will be more Canadian House Peeping to come – so stay tuned!