Thursday, August 5, 2010
The Laurium Manor Inn
This one, too, is original.
I kept the bubbled ceiling paper in the photo to illustrate what the current owners are facing in terms of costs of renovating the manor.
The craftsmanship in homes like these is one of the things I admire most about that generation. Everywhere you look, you see hours and hours worth of detail, from the woodwork, to the wallpaper, to the mind-boggling tile work. They didn't say not to take photos, but every other place I've been to does, so I compromised and did not use a flash. Although you can't tell from this photo, this fireplace is made of hand-carved oak, tiled with glass and is absolutely beautiful.
Also in the den is a mural (one of many in the home) painted by a German artist, depicting an area near the Hoatson's family cottage. Don't you just love these colors?!