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Historic house for sale

Known as the Goldie Harris House, this 3,800-square-foot three-bedroom home was built in 1912 by Richmond pioneer Thomas Kidd, and is currently for sale for $1.299 million. - Martin van den Hemel
Known as the Goldie Harris House, this 3,800-square-foot three-bedroom home was built in 1912 by Richmond pioneer Thomas Kidd, and is currently for sale for $1.299 million.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel

A piece of Richmond history now has a price tag on it.

The century-old Goldie Harris House on No. 4 Road in south Richmond is currently for sale, with an asking price of $1.299 million.

The freshly-painted and recently-restored 3,800-square-foot house sits on a quarter-acre lot at 11620 No. 4 Road, a half block south of Steveston Highway.

Realtor Randy Larsen said the farmhouse was built by Richmond pioneer Thomas Kidd as a wedding gift for his daughter, who married Goldwin Herschel Harris, after whom the house is now named.

The current owners have lived there for about 23 years.

Set amidst agricultural fields, the three-bedroom and three-bathroom house features a garden and mature trees, and an east-facing backyard.

According to the City of Richmond’s online heritage inventory: “Thomas Kidd later lived and wrote in the house until his death. The house is a landmark in the area and is a good example of an early prosperous farmhouse, surrounded by gardens, orchards and agricultural fields.”

Though it retains its heritage style, with wood floors, windows and doors, a bell-cast hipped roof with a hipped dormer, the house boasts many modern-day updates: a new kitchen and updated bathrooms, and a recently-installed central vacuum system.

The house has Edwardian and Craftsman architectural influences, and sits in the South Arm Slough District, one of the earliest farming districts on Lulu Island, according to the city’s heritage inventory.

For more on the house, visit tinyurl.com/ThomasKidd

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