With the arrival of warm weather we have broken ground on the construction of landscape design for The Drake Hotel’s new addition – the Devonshire Inn located in Prince Edward County. We are extremely happy to be contributing to the next chapter of The Drake’s cultural mandate of bespoke hotel, cultural community center and great food. It is a dream landscape to design – lots of sunlight, space and views to die for. The historic building, that literally hovers over Lake Ontario is now almost finished being renovated. It will include 11 hotel rooms stylishly updated in a rough-luxe design palette, complete with a cheeky nod to rustic Canadiana. The 2 acre property has a creek running through it and is full of history. The proposed landscape design reflects that through careful use of materials like corten steel, wood and modern stone elements, which will age gracefully, becoming inseparable part of site’s DNA. To maintain privacy and exclusiveness of the property we decided to beef up the planting and tree canopy along the perimeter. More native species will be added to the riparian vegetation along the creek, creating favourable ecological conditions and a fantastic backdrop to a one-of-a-kind hotel boutique experience. It is promising to be a unique version of a rural county retreat where travelers, culture enthusiasts, and neighbours converge to enjoy the thoughtful contradictions of high and low, new and old. Stay tuned for more updates as the summer rolls in!
For more information visit the Drake’s blog about the Devonshire Inn