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The Black House Financial Tally

March 21st, 2013 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

If you're a regular reader of our blog, you know over the past two 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 called The Tales Of Upper Hillsborough. It started serendipitously… Read Full Entry

The Garden Suite Reveal

January 14th, 2013 | Tales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

After four and a half years and several hundreds of thousands of dollars invested, we're approaching the completion of our substantial top to bottom renovation of our vintage shingle house in Charlottetown, PEI. After tackling the third floor 'Attic Atelier', and the second floor 'Captain's Quarters', our main level 'Garden… Read Full Entry

The Deck Tower Nears Completion

November 27th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

Last week James, my co-investing best pal and urbaneer associate, and I flew to Prince Edward Island to check on the progress of The Black House, our legal triplex which has been undergoing a massive transformation over the past three years. Click HERE when I revealed our purchase in a… Read Full Entry

King Of Flags

October 26th, 2012 | City LivingTales Of Upper Hillsborough

One of the joys of living in a big city is that when you need something truly specific, like a Flag, you can go online and discover there is a shop that specializes in Flags just down the street and around the corner. How amazing is that? The King Of… Read Full Entry

The Black House

October 25th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

As our Charlottetown triplex approaches completion as bespoke Luxury Accommodations, we've refined the direction we're going and, in fact, have decided to name our beloved property 'the Black House'. Why? The mystery will present itself soon enough, when we reveal that the new windows we installed on the house are.....… Read Full Entry

We Love Wood Beams

September 11th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

If you're a regular reader of our blog, you know we are fanatical for the use of natural materials in architecture. We LOVE using wood, stone, glass and metal, as we think it is part of the essence in achieving Timeless Design. Naturally, it's part of our design philosophy in… Read Full Entry

The Garden Suite In Progress

August 31st, 2012 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

As you can see in the photo above, when we bought our 'little house that could' four summers ago we knew a significant renovation was required before passersby and guests alike might gasp in delight, as we're doing now that we can see how far it's progressed. There's still a… Read Full Entry

The Asphalt Driveway

July 27th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

As the interior renovation of our triplex in Charlottetown progresses, we're struggling trying to address all the exterior landscaping requirements on a fairly restrictive budget. So far we've got the plantings purchased for the 'Black Garden' which spans the front yard, and the lilac bushes for a hedge that will… Read Full Entry

From West To East - Trade Roots In Victoria

June 27th, 2012 | City LivingTales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

I'm sure a lot of you might be surprised to read I'm not really a big shopper, though I can't resist peeking into the windows of home furnishing and accessory shops when I'm taking a stroll. In Toronto, a good window display is necessary to get me to cross the threshold, though that… Read Full Entry

Knob And Tube Wiring

June 12th, 2012 | Healthy HomeReal EstateTales Of Upper Hillsborough

Like so many property owners doing renovations, we were surprised to find old knob and tube wiring throughout parts of our triplex when the home inspection completed as part of the due diligence for our purchase a few years ago listed all the wiring as ‘upgraded’. Sadly, this isn’t the… Read Full Entry