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Nature's Art Gallery
Bronze tinted glass is the solution to privacy when you live in a house full of windows. The bronze creates a reflective surface that allows residents to enjoy ravine views from inside the home without being observed by prying eyes from the outside. It's just one of the finer details that owners of high-end properties demand, according to builder Patrick B. Coulter. “We work at the top of the market,” says Coulter. “The client makes every decision and we fulfill their wish list.” More
Living the Dream
Many indulge in the romantic notion of one day living in a log cabin in the woods. The dream is often dashed however by the reality of the seclusion of remote locations. 4072 Second Line in Schomberg is neither ‘a cabin,' nor is it remote. This handcrafted executive log home possesses all the benefits of a private forested property but in a prime locale close to every amenity. More
Wildly Civilized
It's midday and a pair of wild turkeys struts across Glenhuron Drive without a care in the world. They disappear into the woods of the Carson Ridge Estates in Midhurst, a small enclave of fine homes they have made their nesting grounds. This is the perfect habitat for wildlife. Spacious lots, quiet forested properties and only a short distance to farmer's fields means there's plenty of room to roam unprovoked. More
A Family affair
A Family affair
The massive Scrabble board on the balustrade-legged coffee table sets the tone the moment you arrive at 115 Ellis Rd. in The Blue Mountains. This 4,200-square-foot chalet, with waterfront views on one side and the Georgian Peaks Ski Resort on the opposite, is a dwelling where fun and togetherness are number one priorities. Read More..
A Cut Above in Snow Valley
A Cut Above in Snow Valley
“When I designed this house, we did it based on what we like,” says cutting-edge designer, Madison Taylor. “I have four dogs, a three year old and a husband who never removes his shoes so when picking everything I wanted no fuss and high durability. I prefer a simple, clean look.” Read More..
Fore-Ward Living
Fore-Ward Living
Gulls take wing along the shoreline of Georgian Bay, banking across emerald green fairways of a championship calibre golf course. This is Lora Bay, an upscale planned golf community and four-season playground that Steve Garrow now calls home. “I can see the water from my laneway,” says Garrow, who was seeking a refuge when he built this exquisite home on Landry Lane in 2011. “We had a house on the east side and the road noise was terrible. We didn't want to leave Lora Bay but we wanted a quieter spot. So I bought the lot and we built for ourselves. Now, instead of staring out at a roadway, we have long visual sightlines of uninterrupted green space and someone else is cutting the grass.” Read More..
Backyard Oasis
Backyard Oasis
Backyard overhaul creates a space to gather. Read More..
Open House: Massive Renovation Makes Room For Entertaining
Open House: Massive Renovation Makes Room For Entertaining
Sothy Minh and Sokny Yi began the extensive renovation of their Woodbridge home with a clear goal in mind: a design that would reflect their appreciation for clean, elegant design and offer a warm and welcoming space for their immediate and extended families. Read More..
A Place to Play
A Place to Play
Mature trees, lush perennial gardens, seating areas that invite you in and a relaxing pool: the Stewarts' Aurora backyard seems like it has been there for years. You would never guess that just last summer, bulldozers were at work in the space. Read More..
Earth, Water, Fire
Earth, Water, Fire
Natural elements inspire peaceful backyard. Read More..
Be Our Best Guest
Be Our Best Guest
Got a sweet weekend invite to a friend's cottage this summer? Here's how to ensure your first stay isn't your last. Read More..
Backyard Oasis
Backyard Oasis
Tranquil sounds of cascading water relax your muscles. Radiant views of blossoming hibiscus thrill your eyes. Smoky aromas of grilled delicacies tickle your taste buds. No, it's not a luxury holiday in Punta Cana. This paradise is only steps from your door in your own private backyard oasis. Read More..
Into The Woods
Into The Woods
he first thing that strikes you about 11 Forest Drive in Collingwood is the light. The expansive open concept kitchen, living and dining space is illuminated with a southern exposure from floor-to-ceiling windows on two adjoining walls. The result is a restful view of grazing deer edging their way through the hardwood forest that encircles this 3/4-acre property. Read More..
Rustic Opulence
Rustic Opulence
Pass through the iron gates of 5 Warbler Way in Oro-Medonte and the sound of crisp gravel underfoot soon gives way to the trill of birds flitting through the trees. Ahead, a covered wraparound stone porch encircles a two-storey residence uniquely designed to blend in with its rustic surroundings. Read More..
Height of Design
Height of Design
Wherever you sit, stand or happen to stop in the light-filled family room at Bruce Cromie's cottage, the views of southern Lake Rosseau are superb – by design. Cromie, who owns building and renovation company Woodcastle Homes, planned the room's layout to ensure family and friends would get the full benefit of views up the main channel of Lake Rosseau to the west and east views down to Portage Bay. The astonishing vistas are afforded by the cottage's superb cliff top site. Read More..
3 Tips for Backyard Farming
3 Tips for Backyard Farming
When not in the dirt with his eco-friendly landscape design company, Carson stays busy building, planting, writing or designing as a featured guest on CityLine. His new show Critical Listing is currently airing on HGTV Canada. You can check him out at carsonarthur.com Read More..
Good Times on Deep Bay
Good Times on Deep Bay
Kids, dogs and the adults who love to spend time with them bring lots of life to this Sparrow Lake retreat. Muskoka's landscape and an outstanding cottage design supply the charm. Read More..
Cottage Dreams on a Shoestring Budget - Blame it on the sunset. And Italy.
Cottage Dreams on a Shoestring Budget - Blame it on the sunset. And Italy.
Returning from a trip to Italy where life focuses on the sheer joy found in everyday living, this Barrie couple was determined to replicate the “dolce far niente” – the art of doing nothing – in Canada. They decided a cottage would provide the perfect getaway where their family of four teenage daughters could connect and make lifelong memories. Read More..