Historic Sites of Manitoba: Augdon House / Durness House / Brenwick House (15 Boulevard Lane, Matlock, Dunnottar)

This cottage at Dunnottar was built in 1910 by the construction firm of Ross Brothers that built many cottages in the area. Originally named Augdon House after a small village in Sutherland in the northwest Scottish highlands, the ancestral home of the Ross clan, the cottage became a summer home for the brothers and their two sisters. It is a large wood-framed front-gabled, two-storey structure with a full-width porch across the front. The interior features original beamed ceilings and wainscotting in the porch, dining room and common room, with the common room having a substantial brick fireplace. Above the fireplace is a portrait of a young Queen Victoria.

Augdon House

Augdon House (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Augdon House

Augdon House (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.43369, W96.95028
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Ross Brothers


Make History: Preserve Manitoba's Past - Special Places, Dunnottar Inventory of Heritage Sites. Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2010.

Dunnottar's Significant Heritage Buildings, Heritage Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2024

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