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The property at the bend in the road, high on a ridge in Southern Ontario, displays layers and layers of history. Although the original house — with its lookout tower, its outbuildings and its striking historic features (notably, a porte-cochère and a metal and glass extension overlooking an astonishing ginkgo tree) — date back as far as the 1830s, they have been in a steady state of transformation and expansion ever since. There is even a tumbledown water tower hiding in plain sight, a relic of a gravity-fed irrigation system once used to keep the rolling lawns and gardens lush year-round.

The net effect is of a mathematical equation over four hectares: stone plus wood plus stucco plus metal — an architectural palimpsest,...

Partisans Sculpts a Curvaceous House on a Hill

On a historic property along the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario, the Toronto architecture firm builds a guest residence, the Fold House, that looks boldly to the future.

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