In Lovely Lunenburg – Part I, I gave you a peek at some of the colourful front doors in Lunenburg. Today, let’s take a look at the homes attached to those doors, plus more.
Apparently, the houses in Lunenburg were painted bright colours so they could be seen from the ocean. I would suspect that the bright colours also helped make rainy days and cold winters a bit less dreary.
This house isn’t the most colourful one in Lunenburg, but it does have an interesting claim to fame. A carriage tour came by at the same time I was snapping pictures on this street. The tour guide told the people in the carriage that this was the first house built in Lunenburg before the town was established by the British, which I conveniently overheard :-) So it was built some time before 1754. That’s an old house! I’d love to see if the inside still has any of its original elements.
This is the house next to it – I wonder how old this one is.
These two little houses are next to each other across the street – I like how one is blue with a yellow door and one is yellow with a blue door.
This house is at the end of the same street. I conveniently overheard the tour guide (again!) say that people call this the Wedding Cake House.
Would you paint your house bright orange and yellow?
The colours and architectural details on this house are fantastic…
And some greenies… this one was built by C. Albert Smith, Building Contractor & Mill Owner, in 1883.
And this one was built by William Whitney, Boat Builder, in 1885. It received a Province of Nova Scotia Heritage Award in 1999.
I don’t think this house could be any more symmetrical! I’m sure I read something about this house somewhere, but I can’t remember where or what I read. Not very helpful, eh?! Oh, wait – just found it! It’s the Daniel Rudolf House. Click here to read more about it and see how it looked in 1880.
These two houses aren’t as colourful as the others, but I think they’re so charming…
And finally, a couple of houses that are in transition from worn and old to fresh and bold :-)
I would NOT want this guy’s job!
If you could paint your house any colour, what colour would you choose?