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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Point Ellice House

This lovely Italianate house sits in a grove like an oasis on the edge of the Rock Bay Industrial neighborhood. It was formerly the residence of the O'Reilly family who built it in 1861 and lived in it for about 100 years. It is possible to tour the house. Many of the original furnishings are still in place as well as family dishes, cutlery and photos that give the house a very lived-in feel. Point Ellice House also serves teas such as being enjoyed by the ladies in the photo. A new restaurant, "O'Reilly's at Point Ellice", has recently opened on the grounds and when I've had a chance to dine there I'll let you know more.


Stephanie said...

This looks like a lovely place to have tea and some sweets. Do let us know what you think of the food when you dine there.

JoJo said...

Nice place. I wonder why it didn't remain in the family since it was lived in for 100 years.

William Kendall said...

Quite a pretty place!