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Modernist gem in downtown Stratford, Ontario.

Rundles Morris House. 
 Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
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Rundles Morris House. 
 Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Rundles Morris House at night.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Looking into foyer.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Living room with fireplace.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Things are looking up!  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Stairs leading up to guest bedroom.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Walkway to master bedroom.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Walkway leading to/from master bedroom.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Hanging stairs leading to kitchen and dining room.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Professional, fully stocked kitchen.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
Ground floor with kitchen, bar, and dining room.  Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.
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2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Stratford, Ontario
Architects: Shim-Sutcliffe.

The house is in the centre of a charming Victorian/Edwardian city, overlooking Lake Victoria and the Stratford parklands for the best view in town.

Tadao Ando was the inspiration for the architecture. The aesthetic is modernist through and through; and materials are poured-in-place concrete, steel, wood (mainly cedar and Douglas fir), cement board, and glass. Completion was in 2001.

The beautifully-appointed living room has a wood-burning fireplace; throughout the house are the finest examples of modernist furniture and lighting. In the master bedroom, you get the first light of the day; and the view from the living room offers the perfect sunsets.

There are two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, and there is a powder room on the main level. Each bedroom has a queen-si...
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About the Owner, James M
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Feb 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 1 review and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Guests are treated like family, with a butler and housekeeper assigned to take care of their needs. Professional concierge service is provided, free of charge.
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This GORGEOUS house along with its FABULOUS hosts makes for a very very enjoyable stay in Stratford, Ontario.

The timber ramp beckons one down the side of the rectangular house, (during the stay it was fun to hear the rumble of children’s footfall as they too took up the invitation to engage with the welcoming ramp). The folded steel plate entry canopy with single stainless steel wire is tethered to the top of the house’s parapet, activating the confident verticality of the four storey structure.

Once inside the central skylight allows light to tumble down to greet you on the second floor landing. Timber linings defining the stair, (that winds its way around this central light shaft), warms the interior….I won’t go on too much, the delights include: the large SS. kitchen bench, the lovely fireplace and adjacent shutters, splashes of wall colour, (shades of the Fisher House baywindow by Louis Kahn – but hey what a great shadow to be in), secret doors to various rooms...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (11)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside of property.
We have strict rules concerning pets (they must reside on ground level only).
    1 Half bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Kings
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night
Default 2 nights
R 5 720
R 6 681
1 Nov 2017 -
30 Apr 2018
WINTER, 2017-18.
2 nights
R 5 720
R 6 681
1 May 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
2 nights
R 7 643
R 8 604
1 Nov 2018 -
31 Mar 2019
WINTER, 2018-19.
2 nights
R 5 720
R 6 681
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Housekeeping: R 481 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Rundles Morris House is right in the centre of town, and everything is within easy walking distance. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, Stratford is one of the best small towns in Canada to retreat to. What makes it unique is that, although it is a quiet country town, it has culinary and theatrical offerings one would expect to find in only much larger places. Stratford is located less than two hours drive from Toronto, and three hours from both Detroit or Buffalo. Also, with international airports located all around us, one can easily fly to almost anywhere in the world.

Many people who visit Stratford also go to the Shaw Festival, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake; and, while they are there, they visit Niagara Falls and the Niagara wine area, which are close by.
Getting around
Again, one can walk everywhere in Stratford. We encourage guests to leave their vehicle parked.

LOCAL TAXI: Stratford City Cabs, and Stratford Radio Cabs.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Toronto Pearson International Airport: 128.0 km
Railway: Via Rail Station: 1.3 km
Ferry: Sombra, Ontario, to Marine City, Michigan: 174.0 km
TRANSPORT LINKS: Rental car, limousine, and airport shuttle services (Stratford Airporter) provide the fastest transportation between Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Stratford. Via Rail links Stratford to Toronto (where Amtrak services are available to New York City). During the Stratford Festival theatre season, their Stratford Direct bus service is available to and from Toronto. CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORTS: Toronto, Ontario (YYZ), Detroit, Michigan (DTW), and Buffalo, New York (BUF). REGIONAL AIRPORTS: London, Ontario (YXU), Waterloo, Ontario (YKF), and Hamilton, Ontario (YHM). Lastly, small to medium-sized private jets can land at Stratford Municipal Airport (CYSA).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 73.0 km.
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