The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa,  on August 14, 1964 · Page 43
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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 43

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v1 J ..: ' W ... )... i HOME SECTION - FRIDAY; AUGUST 14, 1964 H-3 V "iv" r Continued From Page 2) v . The house is on four levels. The foyer, living room end adjoining dining area,' and the kitchen are. on ground level. On : ; the lower level to the right is a large TV-cum-playroom ' and the office of Major Wljittingham, s "now - retired from the v Army.-' The basement area, which dou-. bles.as'a Winter greenhouse, is . on a-lower level to the left. The upper Sleeping "wing con-' tains . the, master bedroom, and -.-the rooms of-the Whittinghams' ,.' sons, lf year old Patrick, a student at Nepean High j , School, and seven - year - old : : MichaeUVho attends .Woodrofle Public School. Their eldest son, 7 Jack, who ' is . In the Navy,' Is married and has four, children. PANELLED SUNROOM : V The sunroom was added on to the original structure by -Jack' 'Whittingham. The panelling and ceiling are of knotty" pine, and there's . a" wall - wide Tstone . planter, for his rare tropical plants. It took him three'months V. ft "H -.'- ''fit - ?' f vx f ' , . " to build the room singlehanded. Once the Whittinghams had : . V finished the house, they started - on the grounds. The front garden was attractively landscaped" " ., and : the .grounds' - at . the back . turned Into an outdoor living area, complete with patio, swim- mtng pool, cabana and' gazebo. ' ' VWe don't need a . country cot-r tage, we have our Summer ' home tight at the back door," , ' said Mrs. Whitttngham. ; The garage was converted into ; a cabana, and its exterior gaily ' ' painted in stripes of pink, blue; white and yellow; Major Whit-tingham built on a small green- Journal Phoros ' . ; By Gus Pellerin of Dominion Wide : :! i house at one end for his plants, and also put in a loudspeaker extension for poolside music. CEMENT FOOT PRINTS 4 ;: For outside dining there's the gazebo of turquoise canvas with ; a bright floral lining. The lawn area is broken- up Into a checkerboard ' design ; with, : marble '.chip flagstones, and another individual touch' are the paths to the gazebo paved with cemeol "footprints." . . The " pool 'and play area" is I surrounded by a high wooden. . basketweave fence and colorful flower beds , The garden boasts a beautiful and -fare magnolia tree with ' large cream , and purple flowers, hibiscus, "angel trumpets, a cactus orchid plant and aro-matic night , blooming jasmine, . as well as dahlias, begonias, pansies and . roses, v . v . ; ...Although Jack Whittingham is the horticultural expert, Yvonne Whittingham does her share of the garden upkeep ' 'Tm the weeder," she laughed. ; " i - j ' Helen SSH'.WBvOJ. I M a j j . . version into ; a I horned 'ilt INY u ANTIQUE ivory earrings' telling the' story . oI-iThe -Horse ITand '..the Fly" and a pair of green -jade elephants from.Hong . ' Kong decorate the marble mantelpiece tin sthe living room. The oil painting above of one of the bridges -of Paris is by Jean Cordet. Chinese' teak carvings, also bought in Hong Kong, top the hi-fi on the right, which was built by Major Whittingham, The room is furnished with walnut Italian provincial -pieces and; t he. color " scheme is carried out in S shades of cold, ereen and coral. ;: ,' I"; ''.--" A 'V:.. V-V:;V: - T oi: and Mrs. J. W. Whittingham's clever con of their backyard special Summer is described by Helen Turcbtt " JouniaL:;:; t f : EXOTIC PLANTS fill sunroom. ' The linoleum green, brown and yellow wrought iron v tables are linoleum; . - ' -Turcotte . of The the stone planter, in the flooring is in shades of the tops of the . black "covered with ; the ';. same v -v": ,,-h--1:- . "' . . ; THE . GAY ; GAZEBO of ; turquoise blue canvas with hright flowered lining is the Whittinghams, Summer dining room. Square, v marble-chip flagstones' give the lawn a checkerboard look and cement "footprints" form paths in the lawn. The wooden, basketweave fence gives the whole area added privacy.

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