A Restoration fit for a Lady.

A Restoration fit for a Lady.

In 1894, Sir Vincent Meredith and his wife, Lady Meredith, commissioned architect Edward Maxwell to build them a house on land gifted to them by Lady Meredith’s father, located in the Golden Square mile area of Montreal. The Queen Anne style home, with towers, stepped windows and high chimneys, became known as Ardvarna and remained their residence until 1941 when Lady Meredith gave the house and land to the Royal Victoria Hospital for use as a nurses residence. Years later, McGill University acquired the house and remains the owner to this day. Following an attempted arson, the house was completely renovated in 1990 by architects Gersovitz, Becker, and Moss.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

Name: Lady Meredith House
Location: 1110 Avenue de Pins
Project Type: Historical Renovation
Building Type: Queen Anne Home
Year: 1990
Product Series: Marvin Clad
Product Types: Single Hungs, Casements, Awnings, Roundtops, Bays
Builder: Marien Oldham Ltd.

Based on past experience with similar historic renovations, along with their reputation of delivering quality and craftsmanship, Marvin was chosen by the architects to be a key player in this project. Marvin provided 162 units total to the renovation including Clad Single Hungs, Casements, Awnings, Roundtops, and Bays combining Energy Efficiency with Architectural Accuracy. Today, the Lady Meredith House at McGill is a National Historic Site of Canada and still fully functional.