Originally Posted by Architype
^ It would be hard to build someting of that style without it looking somewhat fake. Modern interpretations usually don't look that great.
'Le Chateau' has greatly contributed to Canadian architecture, which is particularly prevalent in Western Canada with their railway Chateau hotels -- although hypothetically this building style may be used for residential and commercial means also.
You are correct is stating that modern interpretations of older buildings can turn out poorly and this is why many dislike the idea of faux-Victorian and faux-Georgian attempts. This is why many approve a more modern, contemporary
approach to this older building style....
This is Chateau Moncton, a hotel along the riverfront of the Petitcodiac River:
The red and white, though your developer may choose whichever contrasts appropriate, would fit nicely into St. John's colourful skyline, embrace the past, while using present construction materials.