187 Billings Ave.


The iconic Charles Billings house is being transformed into a stunning dream home, while maintaining the historic integrity of the original residence and property.

When Gemstone got this lot approved for restoration, we were presented with a unique opportunity to implement modern finishes and comfort while preserving the character of this stunning piece of history. For this project, Gemstone has partnered with Barry J. Hobin & Associates to spearhead the carefully designed restoration and expansion of the home which was originally built in 1823.

A stunning example of the original Ontario cottage-style, the home is nestled below mature, billowing trees surrounded by an abundance of green space. The expansion includes a carefully placed addition strategically designed to complement the original home’s heritage component. The home’s gorgeous historic elements are paired with modern design, including a glass link connecting the old and the new building sections.

The 3,700 sq. ft., four-bedroom home includes massive window fenestration, a grand front courtyard and expansive living spaces.  With nearby access to the tranquility of the Rideau River and the excitement of the downtown core, this location offers a diverse array of exciting opportunities.

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Floor Plans


Spacious floor plans that pair functionality with design.

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Each of our living spaces has been meticulously crafted into a perfect balance of functionality and luxury.

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Features & Finishes


This heritage property is ripe with history and possibility. See its special features and finishes.

  • 9158 sq. ft. lot
  • 3,778 sq. ft. home
  • Set deep on lot, surrounded by extensive outdoor space and mature trees
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Open concept living spaces
  • Ground floor luxury master bedroom suite
  • Beautiful windows opening to rear yard
  • Grand front courtyard
  • In close proximity to Rideau River, downtown Ottawa and hospitals

187Billings Ave.

Ottawa | Ontario | K1H 5K8

613.248.8999

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Barry J. Hobin & Associates

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