This very pretty, understated brick home at 70 Quebec St was built in 1911. The neighbours on either side went up about the same time and in the same style. It’s a good little stretch, one of my favourites in the area.
This pretty townhouse condominium complex was built in the late 1970s, and it’s difficult but not impossible to imagine the Bee Gees, wrapped in very white, very thick towels, flip-flopping along the short path from Number 71 to the sun-hit pool on some down-day afternoon.
The pretty stucco exterior and the serene rock garden out front. The vines insinuating themselves into the picture up top. The long dark driveway. The light bouncing off the pool and dappling the deck and balcony.
This luxurious one-bedroom condominium was featured in the pages of Kingston Life for a very good reason - it`s marvellous. Situated at the downtown intersection of Queen and Bagot Streets...
New Price. There are a good number of red-brick 2.5 storey homes in downtown Kingston, and they're every bit as important to the streetscape as the older limestone homes.
This large and really interesting 19th century building close to the tumbling river in the fabulous hamlet of Newburgh (the limestone homes such a pale yellow here, the trees so green, the bakery and ice cream shop so impossible to drive by)...
NEW PRICE. I wrote a novel, ostensibly a thriller, a few years back, set in the Kingston and the Thousand Islands. There was lots of frantic running about on the ice between the mainland and little bits of land just off Gananoque. And a lot of swearing too.
These are good times to live in Prince Edward County, it would seem. Artist Don Maynard and writer Melanie Dugan moved there from Kingston this summer. And a couple of years back it was teacher Keri Nelson and filmmaker Lenny Epstein. I don’t know if that move was countered by others moving this way, to Kingston, but I’d say the County did pretty well. Lenny is now a councilor there too, and his is a good and progressive voice.
SOLD! I read of a study once that suggested the intense scent of lemons could provoke happiness, cause great blooms of activity in the human mood centres, at least as they are picked up by the MRI machines. So I promptly went out and bought a dozen Meyer lemons, put them in a nice bowl on the kitchen counter.
OFF THE MARKET. This extraordinary triplex is just a ten minute walk from Queen’s campus and less than that to the heart of downtown, to grocery stores, restaurants etc. It’s as fine, and as interesting, as any rental property I’ve seen. So there you go.