The Plan

Renovations and Construction are Complete!

This stately three-storey century home on a double lot in the heart of Rockwood has been transformed! The highly recommended local builder Sutcliffe Homes was contracted for the renovations and the construction of the new addition. When you listen to Doug on the information video segment you will understand why he was our choice for a builder.


Mayor Chris White has been an enthusiastic supporter of the project from the beginning as you can see in the video. Recognizing a need for more senior housing options in the township the Mayor, council and staff have helped move the project forward acknowledging a broader definition of home and family.

The exterior walls were taken back to the studs and insulated. New electrical and plumbing replaced outdated systems. A second energy efficient furnace and new central air conditioning was added. The original main floor layout was reconfigured providing an functional open concept main living area with a fabulous new kitchen, dining area and living room and just around the corner a laundry room, more cupboards and an additional washroom. New energy efficient appliances were added including two dishwashers designed for seniors!   Attention to detail and preservation of heritage features was a priority. Some items were re-purposed to add to the ambience of this gorgeous home.

Consideration was given to future needs of the residents aging such as wider door ways, walk-in shower and bathtubs and a ramp off the verandah for accessibility.

The new addition flows off of the living room featuring four private bed/sitting rooms each with its own gas fireplace, closet space and bathroom. The new lower level provides a large open gathering space with a kitchenette and washroom plus plenty of additional storage space. The bright third floor loft with two dormers and two skylights also has a washroom and could make a comfortable guest suite.