The Famous “Potters House” Sells At Auction On July 20th!
Scribner Auctions is offering a rare opportunity to buy the home of renowned potter Mary Borgstrom. This 2 ½ story home qualifies as an historic site! Bidders can register now and the live auction runs on Saturday July 20th, 2019 at 1PM Mountain Time.
The auctioneer describes the auction from their website:
“Property Description (5127 – 47 Street, Provost, AB)
Rare opportunity! Craftsman 2 1/2 Story home of world renowned
potter Mary Borgstrom qualifies as a historic site. This spacious 4 bedroom
home on generous lot & a half features a mature treed yard w/hedges &
hand laid stone walkway. The interior has an artisan built kitchen by Alberta
artist Usihtat; period light fixtures; refurbished hardwood floors, locally
produced custom built front door & Jeld-Wen window inserts in original
window openings. Upgrades include-replaced hot water tank, toilets & water
lines; increased electric outlets, GFI switch installations, & circuit
panel updates, modern smart de-humidifying furnace has been serviced &
furnace mother board replaced. The home is freshly painted & the deck &
front step have been replaced with pressure treated lumber. Located close
to Elementary, park & downtown. Check out the transformation of this home
on YouTube under Curiousity Inc-Potter’s
house. Many opportunities for this one of a kind residence, artists retreat or
(Note: the Home does not include the Furnishings/Contents)
Property Type: Single Family Property Tax: $982 (2018) Original Year Built: 1923 Renovated: 2019 Sqft: 2044 SQFT
Heating: Natural Gas, Forced Air Basement: Unfinished, Full Basement, Concrete
Flooring: Hardwood, Tile Parking Description: Gravel Drive
Garage Description: Parking Pad Area: Town of Provost
Exterior Finish: Stucco Roofing: Asphalt & Gravel
Outdoor Area: Deck, Lawn Back, Lawn Front, Trees/Shrubs, Partially Fenced
Utilities : Water: Gas Water Heater, Water Heater Incl
Mary Borgstrom (May 18, 1916 – April 3, 2019) was a Canadian potter, ceramist, and artist who specialized in primitive techniques. She was presented with the “Award of Excellence” by the Canadian Guild of Crafts in Quebec. (credit: Wikipedia)
The Youtube Channel Curiosity Incorporated did an entire series on the house and the contents of the house. It is a fantastic series of videos to enjoy! Click here to view the channel!
Live and mobile bidding is available and absentee bidding is currently being accepted. Bidders can view the catalog and images online. There will be an audio feed of the auction available for all bidders on their computer. Scribner Auctions always provide fantastic pre and post sale service to all bidders and consignors.