Rehabilitation of the Moore Farm Estate
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Bequeathed to the Government of Canada in 1973, the majestic Moore Farm Estate is a historic heritage site that testifies to the durability of wood buildings. Work was undertaken to convert the property into an institutional space of more than 1,000 m2 by rehabilitating the Queen Anne-style stable built in 1909-10, as well as the ice house, originally built between 1925 and 1928.
In this type of project, the main challenge was to showcase the period structure and architectural details. To that end, a modern wood structure was installed inside the building on the ground floor and was left exposed so as to enhance the aesthetic qualities of the original structure. The decision to rehabilitate the building shell from the outside also testifies to a three-fold concern with preserving the existing painted shingling, making good use of the carefully preserved wood structure, and reinstalling insulation panels onto the new wood frame. As such, the completed project represents a fine example of wood’s versatility and adaptability.
The total cost of the structure, including supplies and installation, was $1.63 million.
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