The challenge: How to add a comfortable modern bathroom to a century old stone building? When adapting heritage buildings, we aim to be respectful of the original building, but never try to fake the new work to look old. It should be clear what is new and what is old. The beauty lies in how the two can play off each other’s qualities to create beautiful, comfortable spaces that we would all love to live in!

This modest addition to a carefully maintained 19th Century stone house in Elora, Ontario adds a modern, luxurious bathroom and laundry complete with heated floors, exposed stone walls, and floods of natural daylight.