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Gable House

  • 6 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

Four Fourty Seven Nelson Avenue, built in the late 1800’s by notable builder A.B. and James Coleman (Village of Burlington’s major builders who went on to build the Brant Inn and buildings at the CNE grounds in Toronto), features a 2-storied enclosed veranda, large principal rooms and decorative carpentry work. The house, named “The Thomas Dunbar House”, has many notable features (see left), and is sometimes referred to as the “Painted Porch” gingerbread house.

The two-level front verandah, open at ground level but now enclosed at the second level, has decorative carpentry work. The front gable is embellished with the original fish-scale shingles, defined by a lower band with relief rosettes, and bargeboard gable trim of lace-edged cutout wood.

This house is a major contributor to the street-scape of the Nelson Avenue Block, just north of the Burlington Art Center on Nelson avenue, representing a typical summer cottage of the last quarter of the 19th century. 

Home highlights


Broadband Internet


447 Nelson Ave - Street View

The Porches of Gables On The Park

Covered Front Porch overlooking peaceful Brock Park

Victorian front entry porch

Victorian front entry porch - street view

Main entrance door with Victorian canopy


Parking & facilities

Parking available, Parking included, Private Garden , Private Porch

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator , Toaster

Location features


Bathroom & laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Towel-set, Bathtub , Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning, Central heating , Heating available


TV (Satellite)

Internet & office

Broadband Internet , Broadband Internet

House Rules

Check in: 06:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM


445 Nelson Ave , Burlington, Canada


Policy and notes


October 2023


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Brian Klodt

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