Greeted by an antique horse quilt as you first enter the vestibule, the Annex subtly carries with it a theme laced by the original purpose of its restored structure. Gaining its name from the idea of “attic suites,” Royal Annex is a kind of hidden gem at the top a secret stair.
Abstracted Rustic: Forgotten Stables Restored
The Royal Annex
Previously the forgotten stables of the heritage Royal Hotel, the structure at #6 Ross Street was restored and re-designed as an Annex to the main Hotel in an effort to augment the complex and its exterior spaces. Five generous suites for longer term stays occupy the second floor, while the ground floor houses the Royal’s administrative spaces, storage, and a small street front gallery/retail space.
The roof structure was redesigned to allow for ‘scoops’ carved into the attic space from the ceiling, intended to host custom light fixtures. These sculpted elements in wood relief are carefully positioned in each of the five suites with custom designed fixtures rendered in undulating panels of wool felt, punctuated by pendant bulbs that adorns each scoop.
The five, top floor suites are designed with a rustic, stripped down spirit, yet they maintain the same attention to detail as the interiors of the main hotel. Some unexpected elements within the suites include a continuous stone bench-become-counter which holds a farm trough sink and is underscored by a cut and bent metal backsplash.
247 Main Street Picton LP
6 Ross Street, Picton, Ontario
Structural — Cucco Engineering + Design
Mechanical & Electrical — Lam & Associates
Kitchen — Trend Foodservice Design & Consulting
Procurement — P360 Concepts Inc.
HADY Construction Associates (building shell)
Artist / Graphics
Graphic Design — BLOK