The realtors who fielded a 96-year-old woman’s request to help sell her home likely didn’t think too much about it at first. Even seeing the exterior of the place would likely not have been cause for excitement. Inside the house, though, there was an unbelievable blast from the past.
Way back in 1942, a seamstress became a homeowner in the Bloor West Village neighborhood of Toronto, Canada. At the time, she was only 24 years old, and her country was still in the middle of fighting in World War II.
But when the woman wasn’t sewing or tailoring, she engaged in an arguably even more creative hobby: interior design. And soon her humble two-story home would, it seems, become the place where she was to put her skills in that field into practice.