Strathcona on the Parc – Urban Infill

Project Architect:
Louise McGugan & Michael Kelly

Completion Date:
2009

Project Overview:
417 and 421 Laurier Avenue East are located in the Wilbrod/Laurier Heritage Conservation District in Sandy Hill, Ottawa.  The two houses are good examples of the Queen Anne Revival style common in Ottawa, and the Heritage District in which they are found.  The houses were constructed circa 1894 – 1895, and are identified as Category 2 in the City’s Heritage Reference List.  There had been significant loss of their original integrity through neglect, including the front porches, ornamental trim, and the infilling of the porch area at 421 Laurier Avenue East.  The two houses had experienced significant deterioration of roofs, windows, brickwork, trim, and mechanical systems.  Prior to the project, the two residences contained 7 small apartments.

Strathcona on the Parc is a 10 unit residential restoration, renovation and infill project prominently located at 417, 419, 421 Laurier Avenue East in the Sandy Hill Heritage Conservation District.  The development features the restoration of the two existing Queen Anne Revival heritage houses, and a new 17,000 square meter, four storey addition at the rear of the property to accommodate 8 new residential condominium units.

The project was awarded a City of Ottawa Award of Merit (Urban Infill) in 2009 and a City of Ottawa Award of Excellence for Architectural Conservation in 2010.