|the early high-pitched Loyalist roofhouse - porches were a later additionn|
I admit to a feeling bordering on reverence when I visit this house. Fairfield House, silent and alone in its park, has a powerful presence which it is willing to share. Folks enjoying the park pass it by, while I sit at its feet and listen to the old stories.
|the 'terroir' of building - early home built on limestone flats|
I feel the lives of those who built this house and places like it; their dreams, their heartbreak, their hope for the future. The stones, the timbers in this house resonate with the Loyalist family's determination to rebuild their lives and fortunes.
|external fireplace wall radiating heat|
|Fairfield House (1793), Amherstview|