ItemSt. Andrews Beacon, Dec 10. 1908
The Stately Homes of St. Andrews
Among the "stately homes" of St. Andrews none is more strikingly beautiful, or more comfortably and substantially constructed than the one now being completed near the railway station for Mr. Thomas T. Odell. The plans for the beautiful dwelling were drawn by Mr. Brodie, the well known architect of Saint John, and they have been most carefully executed by the St. Andrews artisans who were entrusted with its construction.
The style of architecture is of the Colonial order. In front, facing the west, there is a pillared verandah of semi-circular pattern. Opening the front door one enters a broad vestibule with tiled floor. Beyond this is the reception hall, 14 feet wide by 18 feet long, with a comfortable fireplace at the farther extremity. On the left is the library, octagonal shaped, which is likewise provided with a fireplace. On the right is the drawing room, whose bay window opens out on a verandah on the southern side. Connected with this apartment by folding doors is the dining room, which has also got a comfortable fireplace. The butler's pantry is located between the dining room and kitchen. Beneath the stairway is a lavatory. On the second floor are five large bedrooms with two bathrooms. The attic, which contains sleeping rooms, store room, tank room, etc., is all finished.
The house is piped for steam and acetylene gas. It is most substantially built, every care having been taken in the selection and placing of the timbers. The external appearance of the house with its tasteful railed and broad piazzas, its graceful dormer windows, and its classic coloring of canary and white, is very striking indeed. The views from the various floors are very fine, particularly from the upper rooms. The carpenter work has bee well carried out by Angus Rigby and Sons; the mason work and plastering by Charles Horsnell; plumbing by Goodwill Douglass; painting by Albert Shaw, steel roofing by John P. Stoddard. The home will be ready for occupation in the spring.