Modern home designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects.

Modern home designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects.


Feb 2011

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
3 Bathrooms

About our home

The house is in the centre of a charming Victorian/Edwardian city, overlooking Lake Victoria and the Stratford parklands for the best view in town.

Tadao Ando was the inspiration for the architecture. The aesthetic is modernist through and through; and materials are poured-in-place concrete, steel, wood (mainly cedar and Douglas fir), cement board, and glass. Completion was in 2001.

The beautifully-appointed living room has a wood-burning fireplace; throughout the house are the finest examples of modernist furniture and lighting. In the master bedroom, you get the first light of the day; and the view from the living room offers the perfect sunsets.

There are two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, and there is a powder room on the main level. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed, which sleeps two. There is a large, semi-industrial kitchen; a dining room that seats up to nine, and a living room that comfortably seats eight.

At the back of the house there is a water-lily pond, and a small, romantic garden. The house is across the street from an extensive park system.

There is parking for two cars. Housekeeping is included. Room service is available from Rundles when the restaurant is open for business.

The house does not have an elevator, and therefore is not suitable for anyone who cannot climb stairs.

Rental car, limousine, and airport shuttle services provide the fastest transportation between Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Stratford. Via Rail links Stratford to Toronto (where Amtrak services are available to New York City). During the Stratford Festival theatre season, the ‘Stratford Direct’ bus service is available to and from Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario (YYZ).
Detroit, Michigan (DTW).
Buffalo, New York (BUF).
London, Ontario (YXU).
Waterloo, Ontario (YKF).
Hamilton, Ontario (YHM).

Toronto = 2 hours.
Ottawa = 6 hours.
Detroit = 3 hours.
Buffalo = 3 hours.
Chicago = 8 hours.
New York City = 8 hours.
(Estimates do not include wait times at the Canada-U.S.A. border.)


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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Rundles, Bruce, Mercer, Prune, Red Rabbit, Revival House...
Cool bars
Down the Street, and Foster's Inn.
Cozy cafés
Balzac's, Revel Cafe + Slave to the Grind.
Retail therapy
Bradshaw's, Family & Co. (amazing toy store), Green Room...
Bit of culture
Stratford Festival, Stratford Summer Music, Stratford Chefs School.
Walks in the park
Park right outside our door. Stratford is a walkers’ paradise, no car required.
Spot of exercise
Yoga/Pilates/personal fitness classes available. Y.M.C.A. is nearby.
Day tripping
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Bayfield + Lake Huron, Toronto.

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