13, Evergreen Drive, City of Guelph, Ontario, N1G, Canada
13 Evergreen Drive
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
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.
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 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
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Halsall Associates Limited
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Guelph
Community Design and Development Services
1 Carden Street
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