As I promised when I first mentioned the Five Century House Tour, I am going to try to profile a few of the buildings included on the tour in the coming days. The first featured building is the most modern building on the tour. The Langstaff House is a reproduction Victorian which was built in 2008. The house was designed by the homeowners and built by local builders Terry Taylor and Jeff Mackintosh. The highly decorated exterior of the house was built in the Stick Style. Hallmarks of this style found on this structure are the vibrant colours and decorative shingles. In the interior of the house the Eastlake Style plays the backdrop for the owners tasteful collections of Victorianna. Note the carved wooden door frames and the use of antique locks, handles and drawer pulls. Personally, I feel that the grand staircase located in the side bay is an absolutely charming feature of this house. Unfortunately, you will need to purchase a ticket for the house tour to see this staircase.
The Five Century House tour is a combined fundraiser for the Annapolis Heritage Society and the Historic Gardens. More detailed information on the tours is available on the Coming Events section of the AHS website. If you would like to order tickets online for one of the three tours (Day, Mystery House and Evening Musical Heritage) you can do so through the Historic Gardens shop. The tour takes place on August 28.
All for now,