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October 2013 - Toronto ON
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Check back to last week's post to see the ground floor and some background.
As a servant in this house you had a very good position. The house had indoor plumbing for the servants and had central heating, much like Dundurn Castle outside Toronto.
Another house that was a good position for servants was Campbell House.
Sir Henry's Suite: The walls are mahogany and walnut. A secret storage area beside the fireplace was used to store confidential documents.
Sir Henry's Bathroom: The shower was structured to completely surround the body with spray manipulated by using 6 taps that controlled 3 levels of pipes. All the walls are outfitted with white Carrara marble. Now this room blew me away!!!!
Lady Pellatt's Suite: The walls are painted in Lady Pellatt's favourite colour: Wedgwood blue.
Lady Pellatt's Bathroom:Smaller than Sir Henry's, it had a bidet, a rare feature in Canadian homes at the time.
Guest Suite: One of several such elegant rooms, adjoined by maid's quarters. Continue through the Guest Suite to the stairway to the third floor.
Queen's Own Rifles Museum: Sir Henry was a dedicated supporter of the Queen's Own Rifles achieving the rank of Major General. The regiment's band was often engaged to entertain guests at the castle. In 1910, Sir Henry took the entire 600 man regiment to England for military games at his expense.
The Towers: For the adventurous climbers there are two towers available for viewing. The Scottish Tower to the east is enclosed and offers the highest view from the property. The Norman Tower on the west is open and provides a breathtaking view of the city. Access to the upper portions of the towers is by spiral staircase only.
My husband took the camera up.
The stables from the tower.
Windsor Room: Sir Henry had hoped to have the Royal Family as guests in this room. it never happened.
Round Room: Designed to fit the space below the tower, this Adams-style room has custom shaped doors to fit the curved walls.
We leave the castle and drive over to the stables, 800 feet away from the house connected by the tunnel.