Heritage Tour: Gonzales Pt. 1

Posted on Aug 16, 2023

Summer is in full swing, which means it was time for us to get outside and enjoy the sun with another heritage walking tour! This time, we decided to explore the Victoria Heritage Foundation’s newest area, Gonzales. This neighbourhood is so vast and rich in history that we are going to complete the tour in two parts – and today, under the sunny sky...

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A Victorian Restoration

Posted on Aug 11, 2023

In this article from Old House Online, take a look at how  a modest old home is transformed into a stunning Queen Anne inspired home with striking period paint scheme. 

The owners paid incredible attention to detail with this restoration, bringing the true beauty of this diamond in the rough out. You won't believe the complexity of the interior, blend...

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Heritage Tour: Burnside Gorge

Posted on May 11, 2023

Spring feels like it has settled in in Victoria, with sun in the sky and the cherry blossoms and gardens in bloom. This weekend we went out to explore a new neighbourhood that is on the Victoria Heritage Foundation’s walking tour list – Burnside Gorge. With its close proximity to both the Gorge waterway and main arteries to Downtown, this is a love...

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All About Walls

Posted on Aug 12, 2022

The walls that make up your home are so much more than drywall and paint. In a Character Home, the walls can tell the tale of the life of your home. Did you know that wainscot was actually first made to protect the delicate fabrication of walls in old homes from damage? 
Learn more about 18th-20th century wall finishing at this article from Old House...

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Heritage Tour: Oaklands

Posted on Aug 02, 2022

The days of summer are finally here in Victoria, and the sun is shining encouraging us to come outside and explore. Today, we ventured to the Oaklands area to stroll the quiet, Garry Oak-lined streets in the neighbourhood. This area of Victoria saw a its first residential building “boom” between 1909-1913, so we knew that we would find a lot of int...

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Creating Additional Living Spaces

Posted on Jul 05, 2022

The summer is here, and that might mean that space is now at a premium in your home - whether it be kids who are on break, visiting family members and friends, or simply that you need a cool and quiet place to unwind at the end of your day. This article from Old House Online examines how to make the most out of the unused attic space in your home...

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