Old St. Andrews






St. Andrews Beacon, Feb. 11, 1909
C. R. Hosmer's Beautiful Summer Home almost completed

The French order of architecture has been adhered to in the striking looking cottage belonging to Mr. C. R. Hosmer, of Montreal, which Mr. Wright McLaren is now putting the finishing touches on. It occupies a commanding position alongside of Sir Thomas Shaughnessy's residence, Fort Tipperary, and like his possesses an unexampled view.

The entrance on the west side is between massive pillars, of native sandstone. The first room is the large living room, which occupies almost the entire front of the house, being 17 x 44 feet. It has a massive fireplace almost opposite the ample doorway. Behind the living room is a hallway 6 feet in width, with a broad stairway on the lower side. The dining room 16 x 18 feet, morning room 13 x 18 feet, a large bedroom and a commodious bathroom occupies the remainder of the main floor. Two of these rooms open out onto broad verandah in the rear. With the exception of the bath room they are each supplied with a large fireplace. On the southern end of the building are located the kitchen, larder and butler's pantry. They are all rooms of good size. On the second floor, in the main house, there are five large and airy bedrooms with splendid views, two of them having doors opening on to balconies, a dressing room, linen closet and three bath rooms. In the servant's quarters there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The attic also contains two large servants' rooms, water tank, etc.

In the rear of the lot a small building has been erected for acetylene gas. The house has also been wired for electric lights.

The plans for this building were from the study of Messrs. E. and W. S. Maxwell, on Montreal. They have been most faithfully executed by Mr. Wright McLaren. He has the work well advanced, about the only interior work remaining to do being the placing of the door frames and doors and the laying of the hardwood floors. . . .