A look at John Garside’s house restoration.
TACKLING THE GREEN ROOM
John Garside and his wife Ann sold their home in big-city Toronto last year and bought a house two hours away in Prince Edward County. They’ve been living in a condo nearby while John renovates the house.
Prince Edward County is known for small towns, farms and lakeside living. In the last decade, it’s vineyards and wines, fine cheeses and restaurants have also become popular. The County is a well-known mecca for artists and weekenders.
John has bravely promised Ann that they’ll be able to move in by the end of April.
But their “new” home is more than a hundred years old, huge — almost 4,000 square feet — and needs repair. John, who has never taken on a project of this scope, is doing almost all the work by himself.
The first room he tackled was “The Green Room” on the main floor.
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