Going Back To Visit Your Former Home

A few years ago, I listed a century home for sale in Thornbury which had been in the same family for three generations.  Can you imagine the memories they created there?  Lives started and ended, birthdays, holidays, family dinners, tears, heartbreaks, laughter and all the moments that life brings about left their mark on this special house.  While still grand and proud, the house was need of modernization if it were to serve generations to come.

Thankfully, Nikki Hall, a rather brilliant woman and her family purchased the house and since then, did a full and complete heritage restoration essentially building a new home that maintained the heritage aspects of the building.  While they love and enjoy the home, circumstances have led them to now putting it up for sale.

After I completed a photo montage of the house, I decided to send it to one of the original family members together with an invitation to view their old family home.  A few weeks ago we did just that.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but as it turns out, they were overjoyed to see that dreams they had for the house themselves had come to fruition and, the house still felt very much like home to each of them.  They told me how their father had strung Christmas lights into the blue spruce tree planted decades ago and which now towers tall.  We pushed our way into the branches and sure enough, there were the old bulbs still wrapped onto branches deep inside.

To learn more about this fascinating and special thorn bury home, visit www.18wellington.com.


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