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Old Posted Oct 8, 2009, 7:43 PM
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Thumbs up My Favourite Hamilton Houses (UPDATED)

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In no particular order, my personal favourites in Hamilton.
They aren't necessarily the biggest, fanciest, most significant or anything else,
just the ones that I find interesting.


Auchmar, an 1854 Gothic Villa


A cool modern house


A couple with French character, little and big




Dundurn Castle (1835) has to be on this list


Prairie styling


A cute Bed & Breakfast near the Bayfront


The location makes these three houses attractive, they're right on the beach, the Lake Ontario side.
Cute Queen Anne


Gingerbread house


I'd love to have a porch like this


I love this tall thin house, an exemplary Victorian townhouse


A Massive Queen Anne, complete with rounded veranda


I love Victorians decorated with shingles


This one looks like doll house, and has a huge lot in the middle of the city at the base of the Escarpment.


Another great setting, on the mountain brow overlooking downtown Hamilton.
This is a beautiful estate, but difficult to get a good view.


You can see it at the upper left in this photo:


There are also some very old walled properties in Dundas and Ancaster, circa 1840s:






Great Chateauesque tower on James South


I've always liked this cute little Italianate home, totally out of scale with its apartment neighbours


You don't often see these in Canada west of Montreal
Burlington Terrace, 1850s




Sandyford Place, 1858


A couple Neo Classical stone houses
Whitehern, 1850




Bank of Montreal House, 1911


Another house that's difficult to photograph, Inglewood, a Gothic Villa c. 1850


This mansion has classic looks, but the details on this one make it stand out from the crowd


These Queen Anne/Romanesque houses are solid enough to survive any disaster




Wood-Dale, an elegant regency cottage built in 1846


Incredibly detailed masonry


A couple Italiante homes of exceptional quality




Ballahinich, 1853


I love the entire Stinson neighbourhood, but these are my favourites there






Fearman House, 1863, situated perfectly at the end of a street of elegant upper middle class Victorian housing


A simple old house that belongs in the Northeastern United States


This one is unique because of the bay windows on the dormers


A very high quality Second Empire terrace, too bad half of it was chopped off to build a crappy apartment building.


Ravenscliffe, the street circles completely around this property. The house has multiple towers and is amazing from every direction


The decorative arches over the windows are made of iron


Beautiful rowhouse, I hope the wooden details are still intact under the aluminum siding on the two rightmost units


A few with English character, there are tons of beautiful Tudor Revival and English Cottage Style homes in Hamilton.






Killer row of houses on Cannon


Another of my favourite rows


Cute Little houses in Beasley


As many of you know, I have a soft spot for stone houses






I like this colourful row, there is another exactly the same on the other side of the street, but down a bit.


A beautiful Corktown terrace, reminds me of Cabbagetown in Toronto


Beautiful gardens in front of these Corktown doubles


These Corktown cottages display more beautiful gardens


This 1895 Romanesque castle occupies a prominent site on King St. West


Another Romanesque mansion


A solid doulbe house


Tiny rowhouses


A nice Italianate


Ballindalloch, a perfect example of Italianate from the 1860s


I'd take a second level balcony like this.


Massive low-slung bungalow


A lonely townhouse


I've always liked the way thses Italianate houses compliment each other


I've always loved this 1840s cottage, known has Kirkhill, and its large property


Awesome third floor balcony


A stately pair


This is a cute little Second Empire row


Great pointy windows


A cute little cottage


Foxbar, I often see movies being filmed at this house


I used to live near this house perched up on a hill in Dundas


An elegant Georgian row in Dundas


Gothic Revival again


Erland Lee House, oringinal structure built in 1808 and extensively remodeled to its current form in 1873. Check out the upper floor windows.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2009, 9:49 PM
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these are absolutely lovely photographs!
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Incredible variation in styles. Great tour.
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I often admire all the architecture on long walks... and I don't even recognize many of these! What an amazing city we live in.
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I know many of these homes so well (including my grandparents'!), yet you make them seem like new again. Thanks for another magnificent thread. Glad you still have a soft spot for the Hammer.
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beautiful! my house even made it in.. though there are many houses i like far more.

i've walked by that 'awesome balcony' house once or twice, and while i will probably never afford that neighbourhood, i absolutely love the idea of a master suite on a third floor that would have a balcony like that... incredible. i'm sure it's a whole separate apartment though.
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see, i've barely even heard of hamilton, and now i want to travel there. well done!
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Some incredibly beautiful homes!! Thanks for sharing them!
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I want them all >:C
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OMG! Those are so beautiful!! Long live Hamilton!
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beautiful! my house even made it in.. though there are many houses i like far more.

i've walked by that 'awesome balcony' house once or twice, and while i will probably never afford that neighbourhood, i absolutely love the idea of a master suite on a third floor that would have a balcony like that... incredible. i'm sure it's a whole separate apartment though.
I think I know where you live

There are definitely many more I could have included, but I didn't want this to be all mansions. Actually there are a bunch of really tiny houses that I could have added to this list too. If this thread goes to the second page I'll post my second string favourites, which are probably equally impressive.
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Hamilton : North America at its finest?
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my dad used to own an income property (that didnt work out very well lol) on Catherine Street right across from those townhouses...
I never realized Hamilton had so many nice areas.
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Hamilton : North America at its finest?
lol i wouldnt push it...
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lol i wouldnt push it...
I wouldn't laugh too hard, Hamilton has some of the most diverse and highest quality housing of any city I've seen. It might surprise you to know Hamilton has been the subject of more studies on housing and social history than any other city in Canada. It has been used numerous times as a case study precisely because it is an excellent representation of all the things that make up a North American city, an "ideal type" if you will.

Anyway, I knew this was coming, many Hamiltonians don't realize what they have.
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Beautiful. I'm not usually moved by home architecture, but I have to admit, these are very nice.

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Great diversity. I love the modern house and the bungalow in the snow - they seem to merge into the landscape.
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I wouldn't laugh too hard, Hamilton has some of the most diverse and highest quality housing of any city I've seen. It might surprise you to know Hamilton has been the subject of more studies on housing and social history than any other city in Canada. It has been used numerous times as a case study precisely because it is an excellent representation of all the things that make up a North American city, an "ideal type" if you will.

Anyway, I knew this was coming, many Hamiltonians don't realize what they have.
No the houses in hamilton are beautiful theres no denying it...great diversity. I just dont think the downtown is the best in all or north america. I dont live in hamilton btw.
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Fantastic. Such a great variety of styles all in excellent condition. I really appreciate your interest in 19th century architecture.
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Fantastic. Such a great variety of styles all in excellent condition. I really appreciate your interest in 19th century architecture.
Fantastic! I'm pushing for page 2.
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