Whenever I think of B&B’s here on the West Coast, for some reason Continental Breakfasts come to mind right away. Life definitely runs at a slower pace on the island here than in most big cities and the idea of waking up in an old character-filled heritage home and getting into a nice, soft robe and then enjoying a wonderful continental breakfast just sounds so relaxing. My best friend sent me a few leads recently to some really great heritage homes that are now converted to B&B’s, and today we take a look at one. This is the Humboldt House B&B.
The Victorian architecture that is so prevalent here on Vancouver Island really shines in this lovely example of an old heritage building. The color combinations and general fantastic condition of the building really create a distinctive sense of character.
From this side, we can clearly see that even the flower boxes affixed to the side windows are color coded to the rest of the house. A wonderful lamp-post decorates the corner of the front yard by the gorgeous little picket fence. It all looks and feels so very inviting; what Toad and Toadess out there wouldn’t enjoy a lovely evening in such a fabulous facility?
This final shot really takes a close look at some of the beautiful details evident in Victorian architecture. The detail at the top there is actually a flower-pot brimming with local flowers. The lattice trim almost adds an element of grand lace, and if you spend some time with this photograph, you will notice all sorts of wonderful details in the craftsmanship employed here. This is truly a little piece of history that is still alive and well in modern society.
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