|David Gibson house, 1835-40|
This worthy house is for sale. It needs someone who really understands its value, and has the skills and the resources to restore it properly. I expect it will need a lot of work. It needs its wonderful trellis verandah restored. According to Stokes and Cruikshank in the Settler's Dream, the interior woodwork is of the finest quality, with a mantel rivalling those of prestigious houses like Tara Hall. I so hope that interior detail remains.
This house has a feature which makes it rare among the relatively rare stone homes in PEC. It sits on a jog in the road, its local limestone presence nestling up to a rare Canadian shield inlier, a pink rock bluff rising up above it.
I am so hopeful that this home will find a good home, with someone who knows its worth. I keep driving by...