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In 1850 Augustus Frederick Hooper, an important merchant, timber dealer and political figure in the Canadian West built this fine home that is known today as the Kemp House.
The Main House
As is so often the case with these homes, the designer maintained the classic look and proportions from the outside by increasing the size of windows and door. This is a larger home than it looks. The foyer and front hall create a very elegant welcome.
Getting involved in local politics he became reeve of Camden Township and then in 1866 became the warden for Lennox and Addington.
Augustus Hooper was born in Devonshire, England in 1814 and came to Quebec City with his famiy in 1819. In 1843, he moved to Newburgh and with his brother Douglas formed the firm A & D Hooper. In 1861 he was elected to the 7th Parliament of the Province of Canada representing the Counties of Lennox & Addington. Unfortunately, he died in the same year while still in office.
Imagine Christmas dinner ….
So many fine details remain creating such a cozy feel.
The large windows bring in so much light.
Every part of this home is welcoming and warm.
The original floors and trims are showcased in the bright and airy spaces.
Many original details remain.
The Coach House
The current owners, the Kemps, are only the third family to be custodians of this fine property. They purchased and rebuilt the coach house at the rear of the main house. From here they house over 35,000 books, selling all over the world under the name Parbury House Books.
This space has many possible uses …..
The perfect place to stay-cation with the people in your bubble.
The adventure continues …. an old wood mill