I return today to the J.R Booth house, currently the Laurentian Centre, from my visit during Doors Open. You can find the original post here. This first view is from the south side of the house, with the trees nicely leafed out.
I should have posted this pic at the time. This column was at the base of the main staircase. I liked the craftmanship of the carving into the wood.
What an ornate post! I would be very tempted to touch it.ReplyDelete
Wonderful carvings on that post William, like Linda I just want to touch it.ReplyDelete
Unusual to see carving of that sort in a house.ReplyDelete
I like all the trees. The wood carving is unusual in my experience. Of course, most houses that I see are of the "tract" variety. The only carving that goes on is by the guy who's taking a break and carving on a stick. ;)ReplyDelete
A beautiful woodcraft indeed.ReplyDelete
That's some decorative art. Amazing craftsmanship on display.ReplyDelete
Beautiful detail in that carved post.ReplyDelete
nice detail in that.ReplyDelete
I wonder how long it took to carve? Is it worn at all?ReplyDelete
That column is beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous and ornate column!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous wood carving. It would be costly to have this done these days.ReplyDelete
It's also looking good in the summer months. Love the wood carving.ReplyDelete
The carved wood is amazing!ReplyDelete
@Linda: so would I!ReplyDelete
@Denise: it was no doubt requested as such by Mr. Booth.
@Revrunner: certainly these days, yes.
@Lowell: quite true!
@Marianne: you don't see that kind of craftmanship often today anymore.
@Birdman: whoever did it did wonderful work.
@EG: I thought so.
@Jane and Chris: not at all. Like the rest of the house, it's well taken care of.
@Sharon: we are in agreement.
@Linda: the carver should be proud.
@East Coast: it definitely would.
@VP: I think so too.
It's a lovely old house, I remember all the gorgeous wooden touches inside William.ReplyDelete
Love the carving on that post!ReplyDelete
Wonderful carving! Such a skill that is!ReplyDelete
Wood carvings and leafed out property add so much to this beauty!ReplyDelete
What a lovely column!ReplyDelete
@Grace: it was a pleasure to show more of the place.ReplyDelete
@Norma: it's such good work.
@RedPat: a skill beyond my capabilities too.
@Greensboro: and it's been so well taken care of.
@Cheryl: that seems to be the consensus.
Such gorgeous carving! Those older buildings have such gorgeous detail and craftsmanship.ReplyDelete
That column definitely isn't mill work.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the looks!ReplyDelete
So reminds me of bohemian West Philadelphia in my formative years before such homes were re-discovered and gentrified. Idyllic living in such piles with piles of friends. . . time to create. . . . to fly and fail. The days before crushing college debt. . . .
ALOHA from Honolulu
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That column is remarkable and completely original. I can't remember ever seeing one even remotely similar.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, love the column.ReplyDelete
@Kay: that they do.ReplyDelete
@Mari: not at all.
@Jack: it's quite a sight.
@Whisk: so do I.
I worked in this beautiful building in 1978 to 1980. The wood carving in every room was a different wood and craftsman. Good memories working the bar in the evenings, just me and Joe the bartender.ReplyDelete
That must predate Trinity Western having a presence.Delete