Tuesday, December 12, 2017

1674 East 11th Avenue

I have a fondness for this house. Something about it. Last month I took a good long look, walking from one end of it to the other, taking in all its angles (without trespassing). Yes, I would repaint its wood (the turquoise was a popular Ted Harris colour favoured by cheapskate landlords in the 60s and 70s) and take down the gridded burgler-proofing in the living room and bedroom windows, but not much else. I would not remove the floral iron-work that supports the front porch awning, nor the rhododendron that blooms red in April, as these features, like the Dude's rug, "really tie[] the place together."

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