Historic Sullivan House: Addition & Renovations
Ottawa, Ontario

The City of Ottawa designated the Sullivan House in 1987 under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. The Statement of Reason of Designation described the house as: " being of architectural and historical value. This house was constructed in 1913 to a design by Francis Conroy Sullivan as his own residence. Francis C. Sullivan was one of Canada's foremost modern architects having worked for Frank Lloyd Wright.... The building is a two storey, flat roof structure with a stucco finish. It is embellished by its projecting eaves, rectilinear wood banding, front porch and unique second storey fenestration." The existing building was only 83 m2 (900 sq ft) including an unsightly and unsympathetic rear addition. The new two-storey rear addition, at 78 m2 (840 sq ft), was designed to be sympathetic to the original building incorporating similar style, materials and proportions. It was also set back slightly from both sides of the main house, to ensure the addition would not be visible from most vantage points on Somerset.

2005 Certificate of Merit, Infill Project / Addition - City of Ottawa Heritage Awards

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