Homes you have always wanted to step inside!
Sunday, May 3, 2020, is your opportunity to spend the afternoon touring these five extraordinary homes in St. Catharines. This year’s tour will feature homes modernized for today’s living while maintaining their historical roots.
This mid-century modern gem, designed by architect James Secord, honours the Frank Lloyd Wright style with its stunning connection to nature in suburban St. Catharines. Completed in 1960 and known as the LaPierre House, it sits at the base of the Niagara escarpment and is filled with original period pieces seamlessly complimented by new furniture.
Built in 1972, this raised bungalow, was named “The Hamilton House” after its builders. In 2018, it was transformed into an elegant retreat with antiques, the latest design elements, unusual and original features, in two comfortable living areas. Stunning private ravine includes gardens, pool and the unique Peacock Lounge sanctuary.
Built at the base of the Niagara Escarpment in 1970, this stunning California Ranch style home was designed and general contracted by Bob Neff. The walls and fireplaces are constructed from hand dressed Laurentian Sandstone excavated from under Mirabel airport. Step back into the 70’s and experience original Danish modern furniture well-suited for the open room designs.
Seen from the outside, this charming family home screams 1950s bungalow. Open the door however and walk into the 21st Century re-imagining “Mid-Century Modern” filled with light and character. Not only will the interior space welcome you, but the many clever little tricks the owners have made in their modernization will amaze you.
Beyond the wrought iron fence, and the Italian Renaissance garden sits 10 Norris Place. This Italianate style home featuring a hipped roof, rounded windows and verandahs on both storeys, was gifted by Captain James Norris to his daughter and her husband in 1876. This style holds classic ideals of order, beauty and symmetry, which is maintained throughout the recent renovation.
Mountainview United Church, 150 Glendale Ave, St Catharines
While you are visiting the houses on the House Tour this May, drop into Mountainview United Church for a rest and a snack. Special thanks to the students of the culinary programme at St. Catharines Collegiate for creating the cookies for the refreshment break. All donations at this site will be returned to both centers to cover any costs.
The Church will be open for refreshments from 1:00 – 4:30 pm on Sunday May 3rd for all House Tour ticket holders.Sneak Peek INSIDE our 2020 Homes