Then and now: 79 Lancaster 50 years on

2021 marks 50 years of Liz’s connection to 79 Lancaster Ave. As a young couple we purchased the house in 1971 from the original owner who had built it in 1948.  We gradually altered to accommodate a growing family and then, with changed marital circumstances and children growing up,  in 1994 Liz opened the Guesthouse with one room.   It seems a good time, 5 decades on, to look back at the changes.

Changes over time
Early days in 1975 before high walls
The garden cottage is converted from a long rental into a fourth Guesthouse unit
With additional rooms breakfast is no longer served in patios but in a centralized common area
Changes to the entrance to accommodate parking for new units
And these changes were not without their own chaos!
From room to cottage: adding the living room with open-plan kitchen to “yellow”
Addition of Sage and Coral studio flatlets


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