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Pagani House

13, Evergreen Drive, City of Guelph, Ontario, N1G, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2002/10/21

Featured is a view of Pagani House from Evergreen Drive.; Mary Tivy, 2008.
Facade, Pagani House, 2008
Of note is the barrel-vaulted roof.; Mary Tivy, 2008.
Detail, Pagani House, 2008
Featured is the two-storey front entranceway.; Mary Tivy, 2008.
Front entrance, Pagani House, 2008

Other Name(s)

Pagani House
13 Evergreen Drive

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Construction Date(s)


Listed on the Canadian Register: 2009/09/24

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Pagani House is located at 13 Evergreen Drive, on the west side of Evergreen Drive, south of Stone Road and north of Monticello Crescent, in the City of Guelph. The split-level two-storey buff-brick and glass residence was constructed in 1961.

The property was designated, by the City of Guelph, in 2002, for its heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 2002-16973.

Heritage Value

The Pagani House is associated with Guelph architect, Richard Pagani, who built the house and designed its interior in 1961. Pagani is known for his modernist architectural designs of several buildings in Guelph. Included among his designs are the West-Minister St. Paul's Church, built in 1958, and the Guelph Police Station, built in 1959.

Built in 1961, in the International style, the Pagani House is one of the best examples in Guelph of Modern architecture. Following Modernist design principles, the Pagani House features open space planning with harmony and balance in design. The two-storey front hall leads to a split-level living area where the feeling of space is accentuated by a barrel-vaulted roof and floor-to-ceiling windows. Contributing to this sense of space are the Pagani-designed fitted maple cupboards and cabinets (with stainless steel handles) placed throughout the house. Pagani also designed hanging light fixtures in the front hall and living rooms to complete the picture.

Source: City of Guelph By-law 2002-16973.

Character-Defining Elements

Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Pagani House include its:
- materials and massing to create a unique sense of space
- two-storey buff-brick and glass walls
- flat and barrel-vaulted rooflines
- original exterior window and door openings
- high ceiling of the entry hall
- split-level open space living areas under the barrel-vaulted roof
- hanging light fixtures
- maple cupboards and cabinets including stainless steel handles




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (ON)

Recognition Statute

Ontario Heritage Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)

Recognition Date


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Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type



Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

Richard Pagani


Halsall Associates Limited

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Guelph Community Design and Development Services 1 Carden Street Guelph, ON N1H3A1

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