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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.


Property Type:  Single-family

Storeys:  2 Storey

Built: circa 1899

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.

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