bushy house, niagara-on-the-lake, on
Project Details: Rural residence, 2700 sq. ft.
Completed: Fall, 1998 Featured in OAA Design Perspectives Magazine
Features: Niagara-on-the-Lake is an historic town which was burned by the invading American army during the War of 1812. Rebuilt after the war, the architecture of the town retains most of it's 19th century colonial architecture. The problem we saw with most of the new homes being built in the town today is that they are lifted from the pages of house design magazines and do not fit well into the town's existing colonial fabric. Bushy House was designed to fit within this historic context and to act as a guide to the fact that new homes could successfully use this historic “style”.