“Wits End” with Beauty

A friend invited me to visit their home in the quaint southwestern Ontario town of Fergus to discuss a design and landscape project. I had been through Fergus before, but never long enough to tour about and fully appreciate what a remarkable town it really is. Resting on the bank of the Grand River is part of the original founding family’s John Black Estate and the former 1879 limestone “carriage house”, which is now their charming abode and property called “Wits End”.


Mr. Chris Houston walks me through his lovely Carriage House property on the banks of the Grand River in the Canadian Scottish settlement of Fergus.



The Houston’s home is full of enviable details that show a renovation that’s been both sensitive and respectful to this historic property.


This Fergus home and property also caught my eye while in town. Just sitting in my car waiting for the “For Sale” sign to go on the lawn.