Halfway House, East Oakville

Built ca. 1830 as the “Halfway House” halfway between Toronto and Hamilton, this building began life as an hostelry at which one could score a warm meal, a bed, and a stall for the horse on which he’d arrived. By the time I was involved this was a beautiful, long- established private residence that had been moved northward on the subject site in about 1920. The work detailed here is for a new family dining area where grandparents could host two younger generations around a large, warm table within an arched and coffered ceiling. The idea was to use some of the original pine under-cladding, ripped anew, to line the arch under which the family would gather. New generations of children under ancient strips of pine. You won’t see big differences between the “existing” and “proposed” elevations; that was the goal: make it seamless.

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Site Plan with Addition Hatched

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Proposed Ground Floor Addition & Alterations

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Existing South Elevation

Proposed South Elevation

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Existing East Elevation

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Proposed East Elevation

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Existing North Elevation

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Proposed North Elevation

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Proposed North-South Cross Section

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Proposed Interior Elevations

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Proposed Interior Elevations