George Harcourt Residence
Historical Edmonton Homes
The George Harcourt Residence is located in the prestigious community of Windsor Park near the University of Alberta at 9127 117 Street NW. It is significant for its association with the development of Windsor Park and its Foursquare design.
As one of the first houses constructed in Windsor Park, the George Harcourt Residence is significant as an uncommon example of early residential development in the neighborhood built circa 1909. The land around the south Edmonton home was purchased in 1910 and remained largely undeveloped until after the Second World War.
The George Harcourt Residence is valued for its Foursquare design. The Foursquare design was common during the first two decades of the 20th century. Typical four square characteristics of this home include the hipped roof with a wide-hipped dormer at the front of the house, the overhanging eaves with decorative eaves brackets, and the contrasting shingle and clapboard cladding. Geometrically patterned windows are also characteristic of the Foursquare design, exhibited in the diamond pattern mullions of the George Harcourt Residence, as are the two broad, flat chimneys. The single ionic column supporting the front porch is a less common feature, as Foursquare homes typically incorporate square porch supports.
This charming character Windsor Park home radiates throughout with 1920 vintage. It was sold by one of our Edmonton Remax Realtors after our last real estate crash in 2008 for $690,000. Then again in 2015 for $916,500with a quality professionally finished basement with In-floor heating, newer boiler system, new sewer line & water lines, upgraded electrical ,and cedar shingles by another Edmonton Remax Realtor. For more information or to learn the value of your Windsor Park Edmonton homes, contact us at 780-910-5179.