This is a special Site of the Week for me…. on an emotional level.
This gorgeous heritage house in Nelson BC, now a beautifully refurbished bed and breakfast, was once my dear mom's home! Before it was Stanley House it was known as the CPR House. As a executive superintendent with the CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway) my grandfather Leo and family were stationed there (I'm guessing late 1920's- early 30's).
I can only imagine living in this grand house!!! I have been told that there are many vintage photos that have been found in the house, of previous residents and from many years ago. Perhaps my mom is pictured, as a young school girl. I look forward to checking out the interior of the house, the photos, the antiques and hopefully in the near future.
I only found out about the Stanley/CPR house in the last couple of years. I wasn't aware before that, of all the restoration that had been done or the actual location of the house (only a block from downtown Nelson). But since I have, since I have stood in wonder to gaze at the gorgeous house (only had minutes to spare at the time with a plane to catch) one of my dreams has been to own it and to live in it, happily ever after….
I am drawn to this house and living there already feels like the right thing, strange but true. Now, if only the lotto would come in and of course the owners would have to want to sell too. Minor details, right ? LOL…. You would all be welcome BTW, to stop by for tea and a tour ! 🙂
Enjoy the links, the story of Stanley House and the gorgeous photos. And if any of you are heading to the Kootenay area of interior BC, I highly recommend checking out Nelson and stopping in for a stay at this beautiful B and B.
Check it out at: Stanley House
More information re: Nelson, BC