in Kingston’s best downtown residential location

Welcome to the spectacular waterfront living space of refined elegance & European charm! Quoted as “Kingston’s best house”, ultimate paradise with a stunning view of Lake Ontario, this is the place to live in the city’s prime neighbourhood and enjoy all that it has to offer.
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design & data

the design task was to incorporate a modern 2 storey addition to the rear of an historic limestone structure which blends and adds modern convenience to the home while pleasing the Heritage Committee of the City of Kingston.

very important was to make the most of the unique location by maximizing the views and the natural light afforded by the building orientation. Full glazing and 4 patio doors connect the inside and outside environment extending your living space.

attention was paid to detail with a feeling for texture, finish and colour

energy efficiency, sustainability and providing a healthy living environment were all decisive factors that were well considered and are exemplified by just these few examples:

…creating an efficient building envelope with high levels of thermal insulation

… maximizing passive solar energy gain whilst providing ample natural ventilation

…installing a high efficiency air heat pump for an economical use of energy and
convenience which provides heat, air-conditioning and dehumidification

…choosing a high quality all wood siding for the new addition with 50 year warranty

…sourcing the seagrass all natural fibre flooring for the new second floor sun lounge.
this not only enhances acoustic performance and adds an appropriate maritime feeling
but also regulates the room climate.

The generous layout allows for flexible living and furnishing, so that you can define
the spaces according to your personal desire and usage. Most bedrooms can be used
alternatively as living or study spaces.

We hope you can enjoy and appreciate what we have done.


building type:   semi-detached townhouse
  in front :3
rear addition 2 / on top 400 sq.ft cedar roofdeck with glass railing

exterior:   in front limestone (0.5m wall thickness !) with original 12 over 12 sash windows
rear addition has all wood maibec vertical v-joint siding with 50 year warranty
foundation:   on limestone slab / no basement due to proximity of lake
dimensions of building footprint : 1092 sqft / 101.49 sqm
total floor space:   2180 sqft / 202 sqm
groundfloor : 860 sqft / 80 sqm
second floor : 860 sqft / 80 sqm
third floor 460 sqft / 42 sqm
number of rooms:   9
lounges 2
bedrooms 3
bathrooms 3 (one ensuite)
Room Sizes   Square footage   Length x Width
        Feet   Meters
Ground Floor            
lounge with nook   392 sqft / 36.38 sqm        
      20’11” x 16’8”   6.38 x 5.09
nook       6’11” x 6’
  2.11 x 1.84
2 pc bathroom
      7’5” x 5’6”
  2.26 x 1.69
stairwell       8’7” x 3”   2.63 x 0.9
open concept dining/kitchen   355 sqft / 33 sqm
      19’8” x 11’11”
  5.99 x 3.62
      13’8” x 8’7”
  4.16 x 2.62
laundry/staircase       6’ x 8’7’   1.83 x 2.62
2nd Floor            
master bedroom
  309 sqft / 28.71 sqm   20’11” x 14’9”
  6.38 x 4.50
ensuite bathroom
      10’9” x 6’
  3.29 x 1.83
      10’2” x 8’3”
  3.10 x 2.50
sun lounge   400 sqft / 37 sqm   19’7” x 20’6”   5.99 x 6.24
3rd Floor            
main bedroom/study
  183 sqft / 17 sqm   14’1”. X 13’
  4.31 x 3.95
2nd bedroom / study
      8’10”.x 14’9”
  2.70 x 4.50
storage nook
      4’11”.x 6’7’
  1.50 x 2
      6’ x 5’
  1.82 x 1.50
      7’3” x 5’3”
  2.20 x 1.60
hallway to roof deck
      6’ x 2’4”
  1.82 x 0.70
roof deck   400 sqft. / 37 sqm   19’ x 20’6”   6 x 6.24
Level Lot            
lot size
  3630 sqft / 336 sqm
  110’ x 33’   >33.68 x 10

subject to a right of way to enable neighbours parking
right of way over adjoining property to access driveway from street


floor plans (click to enlarge)




this home has been completely renovated and upgraded. It is in move-in condition and needs no maintenance.

has historic heritage designation

green slate tile flooring outside at front entrance

high-end 2 ½ bathrooms

generous light-filled open concept layout

2 staircases to access upper floor at front and rear of house

high ceilings

all floors wood (original pine, maple and birch) except natural seagrass in 2nd floor sun lounge

all doors and baseboards wood

3 original fireplaces – one on each floor

12 large 45” x70” windows (7 historical 12 over 12 sashes) 5 high efficiency double hung reproductions

4 6 ft patio doors

lower level walkout through extra tall atelier like patio door over green slate flagstones to low maintenance Japanese inspired garden

uniquely designed full length cedar fence to afford privacy from adjoining neighbour

“eco” paving stones on driving track to parking

2 parking spaces. New garage is in the works, expected to be built Summer 2016

3 heating systems:

  • high efficiency masonry heating system
  • high efficiency energy star rated 3 ton fujitsu air heat pump with 10 year warranty on parts and labour
    36000 BTU / HSPF 9.4 / COP (coefficient performance)= 3.56 more heat output than energy input
  • supplementary electric baseboard heating

air conditioning (SEER 16)


all brand new energy star rated stainless steel kitchen appliances with warranties

“black galaxy” granite countertops

laundry space with high-end washer and dryer

large cedar roof deck with glass railing and incorporated lighting design


Kingston’s best situated residential location:

  • waterfront, lake views, neighbour of yacht club and city park
  • easy walking to university, healthcare, downtown
  • at end of quiet cul de sac / no traffic. very quiet


32 Simcoe street
Ontario / Canada
K7L 2S6


lot was originally owned by Thomas Molson, founder of Molson’s brewery

building built in 1842 by John Bower, owner of adjacent tannery at the time

possibly designed by George Brown the government’s chief architect when Kingston
was Canada’s capital as he designed John Bower’s adjacent residence

it is rumoured that Bryan Adams who was born in Kingston lived here

All information is believed to be accurate but does not constitute a warranty.