Welcome to Elsie J's Historic House
This four bedroom home with a large living and dining area and a gourmet kitchen was originally constructed for William Ashton, Master Mechanic at the Trent Valley Woolen Mills, this home is a two-story cruciform structure of brick veneer, with sill and above-grade foundation walls of cut limestone.
The façade has a projecting bay flanked by wooden verandas decorated with fretwork. The bay has a ground floor two light window, one pane being stained glass. Above the main window is a single-mullion double-hung sash window.
Remaining windows are all double-hung single-light sash. Most of the original shutters are still in place. The attic is lit by four half-round windows set in the north Dormer and the south, east and west gables. Details on the gable ends include a king post, a finial and a decorative truss. The main entrance door has a stained glass transom.