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Jersey heirlooms in Percé

Maison LePage, Percé.jpgAbout 125 architecture buffs have been in the Gaspé this week, admiring the structural details of homes and buildings in the area. It's the first time the international Vernacular Architecture Forum has been held in Quebec.

Marian Kirkbride's home is on the tour. She's actually from the island of Jersey, the Channel Island that has ties with the region from way back.

She bought the historical Maison LePage in Percé 9 years ago - an instant decision based on what was inside the house, not the architecture. Marian Kirkbride collects Jersey-made mahogany furniture. She joins Sonali Karnick on the line from her Percé home.

(Photo of Maison LePage courtesy of The Canadian Register of Historic Places

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