On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:54:43 -0800, sm_jamieson wrote:
It was built in 1903, as a standalone. Then another house was built each
side in 1938. The first house in the road, and even named after the road!
It had conventional layout to the right of the front door (room on the
right, then skirt round the stairs and 'back room'. Kitchen built on the
back in 1907.
To the left, an archway and a road through the house (like some old pubs)
so the owner (rich, made his money in his bus company) could drive his
car through to the rear. Then another room next to that, separate door
(used to have a separate number, too; we are 45, and it was 43; next door
is still 41). That was chauffeur's quarters. Upstairs, 5 bedrooms and a
The two 'left' parts were knocked through (and the gateway bricked up)
and make a strange living room, approached via access under the stairs
(big furniture comes in via the tilt swivel window). The front right hand
room is my 'workshop'! You can see the arch shape of the gateway to the
'tunnel' to the left of the front door. There are still two hing pins
embedded in the walls inside.
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