circa. 1899


Thomas Randell House

Built around 1899 by Thomas Randell, this house stands in a prominent location in the neighbourhood of Rolling Cove. The home is an excellent surviving example of the popular double peak design. This twin steeply peaked dormer style is unique to Bonavista and can be attributed to master builder Ronald Strathie.

This turn of the century home features two over two windows with wide window casings, significant rain caps and decorative brackets. Some original features that have been reinstated on the gable ends of the home. This includes windows in the third-floor attic space, a wide triangular panel topped with dental mouldings and the Bonavista roundel. The Bonavista roundel is an architectural feature unique to Bonavista and can be seen on many historic properties built by the Strathie firm.

During the restoration process, the large porch that was added in the 1970s was demolished and a linhay was added to scale.


Partially restored historic 1899 property. Full restoration will be completed by Bonavista Living. Conveniently located in the Municipal Heritage District of Rolling Cove, this neighbourhood is one of Bonavista most scenic areas and within walking distance of downtown Bonavista, Garrick Theatre, shops, restaurants and cafes.


This home has many customizations still available including; the number of bedrooms or optional office, paint colours, staircase and more. The home is located adjust Long Beach, part of the Unesco Discovery Geopark. The home is also located near a Provincially designated wetland and a Municipally-maintained Boardwalk. The backyard also offers an opportunity for a storage shed.


Please contact us for further details on the purchase and restoration of this home or your private tour.


Selling Price: Approximate Price Range: $200,000 to $250,000.

Property Type:  Single-family

Storeys:  2 Storey

Built: circa 1899

Interior size:   approx. 1250 sq ft

Lot size:  approx. 4500 sq ft

Landscape: Completed with a white picket fence and driveway

Neighbourhood Name:  Rolling Cove

Neighbourhood Features: Near the ocean and pond with boardwalk; bird-watching; walking distance to Main Street, Garrick Theatre, restaurants and cafes; historic sites.

Bedrooms: Options for 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms

Office: Optional

Bathrooms: Options available for 1 Full-bath and 1 Half-bath

Appliances Included: TBD

Basement Type: None

Heating Type: Electric

Sewer: Municipal sewage system

Water: Municipal water


Approximate Price Range: $200,000 to $250,000.

The price of a restored property is based on location, size, and interior finish selections. At Bonavista Living, we work with the buyer to restore the property based on the needs and budget agreed upon prior to the start of restoration.


Each property is unique, and the interior of each property is fully customizable. The exterior restoration is based on the property history, although select liberties can be taken during restoration.


Please contact us for further details on the purchase and restoration of any property.

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