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House in Wychwood Park

This early 20th century Eden Smith designed residence in Wychwood Park had seen many alterations, additions, and conversion to apartments when the new owners purchased it and asked ERA to consult on an authentic restoration. Sited within the Wychwood Park Heritage Conservation District, but also facing a municipal street (Alcina Ave), both the park and...

Sturgeon Bay Cottage

Located on an inlet on the north side of Sturgeon Bay, our client envisioned a multi-family development where many people could come and enjoy summers on the Bay together under one roof. This prompted the design of a six-bedroom cottage. From the outset our goal was to create a great space with lots of accommodation...

Grosse Pointe Estate

This residence is a significant landmark in Grosse Pointe. It was designed in 1921 by renowned New York architect Alfred Hopkins and Associates and is surrounded by landscape designs by Ellen Biddle Shipman. Illustrated in Hopkins’ 1931 book, Planning for Sunshine and Fresh Air it is an excellent example of his approach to residential design....

Caledon Log Cabin Restoration

Underneath layers of siding, on what appeared as a forgotten agricultural outbuilding, hid a 150-year-old log cabin. ERA was hired to assess the viability of restoring the existing structure and reimagine it into a private artist studio hideaway nestled into a rustic landscape estate. To better understand the heritage of the site and the structure...

Bleau residence – Adaptive re-use study

An architectural significant example of 19th-century farmhouses in Montreal, the Bleau residence was erected on the footprint of an older house. It was home to several generations of the Bleau family, who shaped the house and its surroundings to meet their needs over the years. In addition to farming, the family also operated a ferry...

Adaptive re-use study in Bois-de-la-Roche

The agricultural estate Bois-de-la-Roche is a site of exceptional heritage value, with parts of its landscape and architectural elements  recognized by municipal, provincial, and federal authorities. When senator and businessman Louis-Jospeh Forget established his estate between 1886 and 1908, the site already had several structures built on it. He added new buildings, some conceptualized by...

photo of a large stone house taken from an angle, surrounded by trees Hamilton House

Working with the young and savvy family, ERA designed a functional addition and associated alterations to the Stockbroker Tudor house. Built in 1937, modifications to the registered historic home needed to blend seamlessly blend with the Tudor exterior and the clients’ clear and established vision for the interior. Centered around a large kosher kitchen, the...

a symmetrical photo of a fireplace with wooden paneling above and floor to ceiling windows on either side Rosedale Ravine House

Built in 1912, this Arts & Crafts Eden Smith-designed home had seen a number of renovations and alterations over the course of a century. The owners acquired the residence and proposed extensive improvements to the interior. Their goal was to enjoy the benefits of a historical home updated for contemporary living, completely redesigning the full...

render of a brick single family house from the street South Rosedale Residence

This property is situated in Toronto’s historic South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District. ERA worked with the owner to design a replacement house that better complemented the streetscape, architectural forms and materiality of the neighbourhood. Taking important architectural cues from nearby Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne residences and carefully analyzing eaves lines, roof forms and fenestration,...

Hudson Valley House

This stately 1850’s farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley was fully restored and updated in 2021. ERA worked closely with the owners to design a contemporary addition to the historic house, while ensuring that the architectural prominence of the original was preserved. The addition is connected by a glazed link, allowing views to penetrate through...

Barronsbrae visible atop the rocky crag and nestled among pines. Barronsbrae Cottage

Barronsbrae is a fine example of the rustic early 20th century cottage type found in Pointe au Baril on Georgian Bay. Purchased by its current owners in 2020 from a descendant of the original owner’s family, the cottage was in an advanced state of disrepair. ERA worked with the new owners to preserve its historic...

Morden House Captain G.E. Morden House

Built in 1858, Captain G.E. Morden House is an example of an original residential estate built during the time of settlement in the Town of Oakville. The building’s historical value is rooted in its past as the home to Oakville’s Morden family from 1900-1947. Captain George Handy Morden owned and operated several Lake Schooners and...

Recent Projects

Canada Life London: Barrier-Free Upgrades to the North Entry Canada Life and GWL Realty Advisors
London, Ontario
Halton Hills Cultural Heritage Strategy Town of Halton Hills
Halton Hills, Ontario
Our Yukon Heritage Reserves: Management Priorities Report Historic Sites Unit, Government of Yukon
Yukon Territory
The Brighthouse Farm The Brighthouse Farm
Wellington, Ontario