Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eye Candy: Federal Style

Alan de la Vigne's restored 1830's Federal style home in Port Hope, Ontario was featured in Canadian House and Home's February 2010 issue. Now you can also watch a 5 minute video tour of his gorgeous home. After you recover from the fact that this daper gentleman is 81 years old and looks hardly over 60, you'll be treated to:
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- an all white painted open staircase filled with light
- antiques in every room, including a 1712 French armoire and 17c Italian table
- beautiful moldings and
- a southern-style draped porch with exterior curtains made from a very thrifty material

To see the house tour, go to House & Home Online TV HERE.

(First image via the blog 2 Hounds Unleashed, photography by Ashlee Raubach, House & Home, February 2010)

16 comments:

Kevin Graves said...

That's an amazing house. I want to look like that and be that young when I am 81! Thanks for posting this Michele!

A Perfect Gray said...

snap. now I want an all-white staircase...

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele,
I am in love with this home. Not only are the furnishing beautiful, the silver and the lamps are gorgeous too.
Can't believe that the owner is 81. He is as well preserved as the home.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece.
Teresa
xoxo

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow - that is one chic 81 year old! His home is gorgeous - sure beats the wood panelled basement my 83 yr old dad spends his time in! :)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Michele I loved his house when I first saw the spread. His outdoor porches with their drapes melted my heart. Alan is a fascinating man and it's shocking that he will be 81. Definitely a man whose mother lead him on the right career path for what he had a natural talent to do. Wonderful man, wonderful home. Thanks for posting!

Dane said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to let me know about the video of this house. I didn't know about it!

I walked by in the summer and saw it was up for sale. I can't wait to see what he does with his next one!

Kathy said...

Great fun to watch!...I love the cabinet with all the original house finds.....and the outside color of the home and shutters are to die for!...k

designchic said...

His house is amazing...so fresh and sophisticated!! Hoping to be just like him at 81 ~

Party Resources said...

I need that rug! Happy Thursday!

The Down East Dilettante said...

81, hardly looks 60, and taste as modern and chic as any 25 year old. And, the taste not to gut his beautiful old house, as too many youngsters are now doing, but use it as an elegant background for his terrific mix. Thanks for bringing to our attention.

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous home! That animal print rug is a beauty! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Maria said...

amazing house!

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A Refocused Life said...

What a great tour - thanks for providing the link. It was an amazing restoration project.

Simply Brookes: said...

Have to say love the eye candy. I'll take some, thank you very much.
Oh and I'm a new follower.
Great post.
I'll be back!
Wendy
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SHERRY HART said...

I SO thought of you when my House and Home arrived a couple of days ago....and all of your back issues! Loved your post of all of your Scott's finds. It is amazing how we all see different things!

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