DOON VILLAGE HISTORIC ADAM FERRIE HOUSERESIDENTIAL ADDITION
This listed historic house dating back to 1840 was to be restored and enhanced to form the focal point for a new medium density residential community which was never built. However the house was updated and a new addition added nonetheless to accommodate a young family. A few key principles of conservation were respected in order for the new construction to harmonize with the old. All four facades of the old building were of significance but the back of the house was the logical place to make the connection. Here is where a single storey kitchen was attached. This new room was narrower than the main building and was laid out with porches and windows on both sides. This made the connection to the old building appear somewhat transparent which distinguished it from the solid stone mass of the old house. It follows that the bright open kitchen interiors contrast nicely with the adjacent rooms with their lower natural light levels. The bedrooms are linked via the kitchen in a two-storey portion of the addition which is massed as a separate element. The result is what visually reads as a complementary pairing of two buildings.
||Custom Residence renovation and addition
||Architecture / Landscape
||1872+1252 sq ft approx