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Private Residence

Arcade of gothic vaults forming a cloister. When documented this painted room was in the process of being overpainted and destroyed.

Mingo Residence

This home features painted wood graining on doors, windows and baseboards in the front hall and second floor hall.

Partridge Residence

Three painted ceilings.

Bentley/McLane Residence

This 1850s home houses painted stencil work in the main parlour. The artwork was discovered by the current owners under several layers of wallpaper. Wild Caraway, a restaurant nearby, has very similar painted surfaces.

Simmons Residence

Mr. Kerry Simmons purchased the Bear River home in 1979. At this time most of the painted surfaces which adorned the home were covered over but Mr. Simmons recalls seeing the room's original artwork as a visitor. To date, only one small section of the artwork is exposed. Mr. Simmons estimates that the artwork was created sometime between 1826-1840. The artist remains unknown.

Densmore Summer Residence

The Densmore's summer home, which features historical decoratively painted surfaces, was built by an unknown Loyalist man. The foundation is dated 1750 but it is believed that the remainder of the home was constructed sometime in the 1830s. The house features a hallway dressed with faux stone work and marbleization. Unfortunately, Mrs. Densmore wallpapered over the artwork in 1978.

Carrigan Residence

This 19th century 5 bedroom home features 4 original mantels which host the decorative artwork of an unknown itinerant painter. The current owner, Owen Carrigan, moved in the house in 1979. He purchased the home from a firm that had divided the home in order to house multiple students that attended the nearby university. Much work was needed to restore the house to its original state.

Niven Residence

This home was built in 1919 by a French architect Levesque. Levesque may have been inspired by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright as the structure of the home resembles Wright's "prairie houses" which characteristically feature extended low buildings with shallow, sloping roofs, clean sky lines, suppressed chimneys, and large overhangs.

Enman Residence

This early 19th century home features the decorative artwork of an unknown itinerant painter. The family dining room is adorned with painted panels that reference marble and granite in their composition. The panels, located above the chair rail, are framed with a faux granite borders created by method of paint stippling.

Goat Lake Farm

The Goat Lake Farm house was built in 1909 and the current owners Mickie and Martin Rudy Haase moved to the property in 1969 from Maine, US. Mr. Haase, an untrained artist, painted a mural (acrylic on plaster) in his son Leif’s bedroom in 1969. The mural, which measures 10’ 5” x 6’, depicts the view from their home as it would have appeared in the late 1960s.


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