location: guelph, ON
Project Gladstone was an opportunity to pay homage to this homes heritage. Fabric, Stories and culture define ones “Historic Heritage”. Gladstone being build in the 1860’s un doubly had many stories to tell. The limestone and granite facade which was culled from the ground when the foundation was excavated was the fabric of the building. The masons whom arriss the edges likely sang songs of their culture as they smacked away with chisel and mallets. It was important we paired this home with materials to match the quality and era to which it was built. Town hall pavers were laid in a herringbone pattern to direct the eye up and towards the true masterpiece. Reclaimed sandstone steps from the Church Of Our Lady were paired with moss rock boulders for a rustic transition between driveway and walkway. Dry stone walls were installed to retain the steep grade change from front door to sidewalk. Native trees, shrubs and perennials were used to retain the topsoil and soften the stonework. We are proud to present project Gladstone.