Old Town Architectural Feat in Niagara-on-the-Lake
A new home with old soul fits into the neighbourhood in Old Town.
The house may be new with clean, modern lines and contrasting colours, but situated next to its hundred-year-old neighbouring properties, it fits.
The interior of the house is finished entirely in a Benjamin Moore creamy white. The heart of this 3,800 sq. ft. beauty is the living room. With 15-foot, coffered ceilings, a central fireplace and gleaming birch hardwood floors, the room is a nod to The Plaza Hotel in New York City. It holds a plush green-and-blue armchair and ottoman set from Lincoln Interiors.
Off the front hall – with marble floors by Aristocrat Floors of the World – is a chef’s dream kitche designed for serious foodies, but with a style reminiscent of an old farmhouse, with custom cabinetry and shelving by Millbrook Cabinetry Inc., some in white and some in contrasting dark wood. A stunning piece of honed Calacatta marble completes a central island. The dining room off the kitchen features custom wine cabinets to store the family’s collection, including a large variety of vintages from the Andrew Peller family of wineries available at The Wine Shop.
The exterior of the house is done in limestone brick. Wrought-iron Juliet balconies surround the windows. In the back, An ancient, gnarled white mulberry tree, which the owners loved at first sight, hangs over an outdoor dining set.