27 May 27 2017
The year’s tour concentrates on the post-war suburb of Alta Vista, with four houses being showcased, and on Rockcliffe, which features two fabulous gardens.
French Antiques in a Modern Setting
On a cul-de-sac near Smyth Road and Alta Vista
This new-build, designed by Gord Weima in 1999, sits on an acre lot with many mature trees, an in-ground pool and adjoining pergola. Winding stone pathways showcase mature and colourful plants, with a small waterfall trickling into a koi pond. The house is a two-storey, four-bedroom, with a curved staircase leading off a majestic entry hall. The house also boasts a large, step-down living room, a dining room that can seat 12 at an antique table and a family room with adjoining book-lined study.
South on Alta Vista
This award-winning design by Wheeler and Associates in 1994, has it all. It sports an attached "granny flat", a recently enlarged front porch, and a hot tub in the back garden protected by a cedar overhang.
The three generational multi-talented family will offer live music including duets on two pianos in the living room. Check the program booklet for times.
Original art will be on display in both the main house and granny flat.
Continuing south on Alta Vista
A few years ago, Cada Consruction took over a problematic reno and transformed a vintage dwelling into a light and airy home with all the bells and whistles, including a magnificent wine-room in the basement. The treed lot changes over the seasons to provide an ever delightful setting.
Off "Hospital Row" at Smyth
This house looks like a 1960’s bungalow from the outside, but it has been completely renovated within. The tiling in the two bathrooms is up-to-the-minute, and is matched in quality by the detailing of the open-concept kitchen and living room.
IODE Bake Sale
Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive
Be sure to visit the site the fund-raising Bake Sale at Rideau Park church, where you can enjoy free lemonade or water, buy home-made baking and purchase ticket booklets. Here, you may also be able to enjoy the music of the Kiwanis IODE prize winner in the Senior Violin category. Stay tuned.
333 Manor Avenue and 354 Cloverdale
Two garden designers/landscapers - Afsoon Kayvani and Robert Miller – worked on these two beautiful gardens and will be present at 333 Manor Avenue to answer questions and to explain the design.
May 27 is the first day of Ottawa’s Race Weekend, so check for road closures along your route. If you use the Vanier Parkway and Alta Vista Drive to reach the houses and gardens on the tour, the race should not impede you.
Purchase online with secure Credit Card or PayPal payment
Tickets will be available in late April at retailers across Ottawa.
Randall’s Paint - 2003 St.Joseph Blvd. Orleans, K1C 1E5 613 824 2438
Taing Jewellers - 3007 St. Joseph Blvd. Orleans, K1E 1E1 613 837 9151
Celadon Salon & Spa - 373 St.Laurent Blvd. K1K 2Z7 613 746 3500
Mood Moss Florist - 186 Beechwood Ave. K1L 1A9 613 741 1774
Books On Beechwood - 35 Beechwood Ave. K1M 1M1 613 742 5030
Jacobson’s Gourmet Concepts - 141 Beechwood Ave. K1M 1L4 613 746 6002
Randall’s Paint - 555 Bank Street K15 5L7 613 233 8441
Bloomfield’s Flowers - 783 Bank Street K1S 3V5 613 230 6434
Langdon’s Flowers - 1400 Bank Street K1H 7Y9 613 521 4440
Randall’s Paint - 2120 Robertson Rd. Bells Corners K2H 5Z1 613 828 2303
Flowers Talk Tivoli - 282 Richmond Rd. K1Z 6X 613 729 6911
Tickets by Phone or Mail
Please contact Jo at 613 842 5304
Please make your cheques ($35 per ticket) payable to "IODE Laurentian Chapter H&G Tour" and send them to:
614-40 Landry Avenue
Ottawa ON K1L 8K4