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Black Houses Are Beautiful

January 21st, 2015 | Tales Of Upper HillsboroughCollege Street/Little Italy


Many of us have heard Henry Ford's comment about his Ford Model T in 1909 - "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black". I kind of feel that way about houses.

While most traditional Toronto housing… Read Full Entry

Designing A Cozy Entertainment Space In The Black House

November 4th, 2014 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

Welcome to our latest Tales Of Upper Hillsborough post, which shares the journey of two friends, who share a friendship spanning 30 years and who both live in Toronto, Ontario. These friends buy a dilapidated vintage triplex in idyllic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and transform it into a bespoke vacation guest house. Right… Read Full Entry

Kitchen Progress In The Black House Captain’s Quarters!

October 7th, 2014 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

Welcome to our latest installment from The Tales Of Upper Hillsborough, which is about the transformation of a dilapidated tripled in Charlottetown, PEI, into a luxury furnished vacation rental. To our delight, we're nearing completion after six years of a major rebuild. This project snowballed primarily out of our love for… Read Full Entry

The Centre Hall Makeover In The Captain’s Quarters

September 25th, 2014 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

Over the past few years we've been sharing our endeavour to purchase, tune-up, renovate, add-on and operate (remotely from Toronto, Ontario) a vintage triplex in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - which we call The Tales Of Upper Hillsborough. Since our purchase back in 2008 our second floor suite has been home… Read Full Entry

Vignettes Of Progress At The Black House

July 21st, 2014 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

Ok, so my apologies in advance cuz I'm going to prattle on today about my love affair. Yes, it's our four-year anniversary since we began tackling tuning-up, renovating, expanding and decorating - remotely from Toronto, Ontario - a vintage triplex in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - which we bought in… Read Full Entry

Dishing Design At The Black House

July 7th, 2014 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

As James and I tackle completing our Captain's Quarters in The Black House, in Charlottetown, PEI, we're sleuthing online for innovative ideas to incorporate into this suite's bijou living/dining room, which is located in one of this 1880's shingle manse's second floor original bedrooms.     Unfortunately we don't have… Read Full Entry

Good Times On Vinyl From June Records On College Street

June 4th, 2014 | City LivingTales Of Upper HillsboroughCollege Street/Little Italy

June Records is the amazing record store on College Street which took over the old Ammo Video space a couple of years ago. Located a few blocks west of our other local favourite - Soundscapes - this funky shop was our most recent destination. Why? Because James and I kijiji'd… Read Full Entry

The Captain’s Quarters Renovation Begins At The Black House

May 27th, 2014 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

Over the past three years we've been sharing our endeavour to purchase, tune-up, renovate, add-on and operate (remotely from Toronto, Ontario) a vintage triplex in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - which we call The Tales Of Upper Hillsborough.     It started serendipitously when, back in 2008, James Ormston and I… Read Full Entry

PEI’s Most Romantic Vacation Accommodations

June 26th, 2013 | Real EstateTales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

For those seeking a romantic escape with a special someone, or even a family get-away with your clan, we think this Attic Atelier on Prince Edward Island is worth your consideration. Located in Charlottetown, PEI, The Black House is a bespoke fully-equipped three-unit dwelling which is available for short term… Read Full Entry

Welcome To The Black House On PEI

April 2nd, 2013 | City LivingReal EstateTales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

Well, after four and a half years, we're delighted to officially launch The Black House as a vacation destination for those craving an indulgent respite in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This vintage manse has been restored with enormous care and attention to detail. You can read the whole tale by… Read Full Entry