199 Smythe Street

199 Smythe Street

Like its neighbour at 189 Smythe Street, this property was purchased from Elizabeth Odell and saw its grand Queen Anne house completed in 1904. The multicoloured finishes accentuate the various textures of shingles and clapboards throughout the exterior, most apparent of which is the arched section surrounding the central window above the porch. In classic Edwardian fashion, the interior is festooned with rich wood paneling and trim, brilliant stained and leaded glass, and generous rooms surrounding a spacious central hall. This scale of house would soon be surpassed by the Beaux-Arts style in terms of grandeur, but the 20th century would soon witness homes of a much smaller stature.