Fieldstone: examples of classic stone homes in Ontario

April 16, 2015

Fieldstone has been used for centuries to construct classic stone homes and Ontario has some exquisite examples of such construction

In some locales, like Ontario, Fieldstone was plentiful in that it didn’t need to be quarried or transported from afar.  Rather, it was gathered from the fields as the land was being settled. This availability, combined with its beauty, made it an ideal stone choice for construction.

Graydon Manor, Toronto, Ontario image

Graydon Manor, Toronto, Ontario

 In many cases, the stone that was acquired by builders was combined with a specific building style and particular techniques to create something that was extremely ornate. In other instances, stones were gathered for much more utilitarian purposes and the homes were built with a more rugged attractiveness.

We can still see how Fieldstone can be used today by examining various historical classic stone homes in Ontario

  1. Graydon House was built in 1936 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is one of many examples of combing alluring materials with a captivating style of architecture to produce something that was both beautiful and lasting.
  2. The Bell Estate Fieldstone Farmhouse is an example of a durable and classic stone home that is still standing today.
  3. The Ermatinger Old Stone Home (Charles Ermatinger) was built in the early 1800s in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  4. The Beautiful old Galt Post Office (1885) was built with granite fieldstone in the Waterloo region
Ermatinger Old Stone House, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario image

Ermatinger Old Stone House, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

There are many examples of historical buildings in Ontario that show how a diverse product like Fieldstone can be utilized to combine durability and beauty.  Perhaps you can draw your inspiration for your next contemporary exterior stone project looking at some traditional or classic examples of how Fieldstone has been utilized by others across Ontario the past.

Canyon Stone Canada Inc carries a wide variety of manufactured and real stone veneer. Visit one of our dealer showrooms and ask about our Fieldstone or Tuscan Fieldstone product lines. For a free catalogue, or to locate a Canadian dealer near you, contact us.