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Winterholme was built between 1905-1907 for Sir Marmaduke Winter and, at the time of its completion, was one of the most expensive private dwellings ever built in Newfoundland, costing an estimated $120,000. The property is one of the finest examples of the Queen Anne Revival style. This style, and this house, is marked by an exterior with an expansive and bold design, comprised of a prominent circular bay, handsome, well-executed trim and decoration reflecting classical and historic motifs, and a picturesque roof lined with windows and gables.
Despite its irregular appearance, the plan is quite symmetrical with an interior arranged around the central axis of the stairwell. The rooms, as is typical of this style of domestic architecture, are large, comfortable, and richly decorated with wood, tiles, coloured and beveled glass and fine plaster work. The intent at Winterholme, and with the Queen Anne Style generally, was to consciously display to the community the good taste and social status of the occupants in an era which we have come to call ‘The Gilded Age’.
Winterholme has been recognized as a National Historic Site and became a Registered Heritage Structure in December 1986. It was also awarded the Southcott Award for heritage restoration.