55 Chisholm Street

Oakville, Ontario



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Project Team
  • Designer/Builder: Matt & Annette Gilgan


LUXURY, ARTISTIC, SUPER-GREEN home on a beautifully landscaped lot in DOWNTOWN OAKVILLE.

Nearly 5,000 sq ft of living space, 3,350 above ground. Open concept passive solar design, Straw bale insulation, 100 year zinc roof, Bauhaus windows, Valcucine recycled glass kitchen, Finnish soapstone fireplace/bake oven, geothermal radiant floor heating and cooling, Oakville red clay floor, earthen interior walls, rainwater harvesting, living roof terraces, reclaimed and local materials.


Historic foundation component Soy based spray foam

Insulated Roof Straw bale insulation for most exterior walls (not on historic facades)

Double framed, double insulated walls on historic facades

Semi-local natural stone thermal mass walls

Bauhaus Sapele windows

Valcucine glass kitchen

Tulikivi Thermal Mass Heater from Finland

Geothermal radiant floor heating and cooling system

Reclaimed beech barn board floors ceilings and walls

Reclaimed ash door frames

Reclaimed oak custom made doors

Earthen plaster interior walls and ceilings

Oakville red clay floor

Rainwater harvesting system 100 year zinc roof

Living roof terraces

3rd story terrace

2 stage composting station

Fully landscaped yard including combination of food bearing, native, and good pollinator plants, as wellas four more formal vegetable garden beds

Baril waterwise “made in Montreal” faucets in the powder room and master ensuite

Restored pedestal sink from the original house

Restored clawfoot tub serves as a utility tub in the basement

Canadian cedar cold cellar

Local stone used in the landscaping

Firewood shed with living roof

Vintage and/or re-used chandeliers and fixtures

Custom made from construction scrap stair lighting

Herb/plant ledge in the kitchen

Passive solar design elements including solarium and open concept interior

Reclaimed material art wall

Reclaimed medical cabinets for the master ensuite vanities

Bamboo vessel sinks in the master ensuite

Hand selected in small batches from within walking distance Lake Ontario shore stone shower floor

Tadelakt(Moroccan hand polished earthen plaster technique) finish in the bathrooms and laundry

Custom made Tadelakt sink in the 2nd bathroom

Reclaimed fir from barn beams custom designed stairs, with custom brackets and glass guards

Re-used, vintage, and or/made from reclaimed materials furnishings and decor throughout

Fully renovated single car garage with attached storage shed

Antique cabinet for powder room vanity

Heat recovery drain 

Recessed coffer to expose original 1870s joists

Reclaimed metal beds in the landscaping

Reclaimed concrete core sample balance wall