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The decorative touches that set the Silver Creek schoolhouse apart from its plainer counterparts include buttresses along the side walls, a charming circular window above the main doors, and the buff-brick voussoirs that form a rounded arch above both the large side windows and the two smaller multipaned windows that flank the entrances. Buff bricks were also used to create a pattern of decorative quoins at each corner of the building.

Living with History

Sep 11, 2013 | Pam Purves

George Booth has gone back to school – at the Silver Creek schoolhouse.

The clean modern lines of the house make a strong impression while the windows reflect the seasons.

A Home Designed for Generations

Jun 17, 2013 | Pam Purves

The property had to have a swimming pond, privacy and a great view.

The house sits amid manicured lawns and paddocks in gently rolling land. Photo by Pam Purves.

A Home for Eclectic Art and Artifacts

Mar 31, 2013 | Pam Purves

This is a home for people with curious minds and catholic tastes. What appears from the outside to be a romantic’s ideal of a country house in a bucolic setting cleverly conceals a curiosity shop’s worth of art and artifacts. Visitors go from Jane Austen to Charles Dickens just by stepping through the door. The…

The tree is covered with decorations made by many little hands over the years and tells an ongoing story of children and grandchildren.

All Decked Out

Nov 16, 2012 | Pam Purves

Two homes in the hills all decked out for the holiday season.

Generous use of glass on two sides of this compact, 2,ooo-sqare-foot dwelling blurs the border between indoors and out, while solid walls oriented north and west protect the geothermally heated house from the prevailing winds. Photo by Pam Purves.

The Perch

Sep 13, 2012 | Pam Purves

It is fair to say their discovery of a woman in the neighbourhood who traps raccoons, fixes floods, cleans the house and ploughs the driveway was also a revelation in its own way.

Presiding Spirit

Jun 19, 2012 | Pam Purves

Julia Gilmore and her son Adam, now 14, have become community celebrities: she with her studio exhibitions each November and Adam with a budding film career.

Caledon Building & Design, brought skilled trades, organization and a good sense of humour to the work. Photo by Pam Purves.

An Eco-revival for a Gothic Farmhouse

Mar 21, 2012 | Pam Purves

Erica Hyland wanted a “green” renovation for her 1881 Caledon farmhouse. Architect Harry Morison Lay obliged.

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