Home & Garden
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
Backdrop Beauty
Backdrop Beauty
indow coverings are no longer a necessity just for added privacy or décor. Choosing the right product can help you reduce your heating and cooling costs for long-term energy savings. To get the latest on window covering trends, GoodLife spoke with the team at Complete Blinds in Barrie. Read More..
Creating Privacy
Creating Privacy
When it comes to creating privacy in the garden, homeowners are no longer satisfied with a fence around the property line. For many years, that five-foot fence with the piece of lattice on top combined with a few strategically placed trees was the default method for creating visual separation from the neighbours. Read More..
Miracle at McConkey Place
Miracle at McConkey Place
After 20-plus years, this family home was ready for a renovation. But who knew paint, planning and a professional interior designer would transform it? Read More..
Little Prairie House on the Bay
Little Prairie House on the Bay
Even with Georgian Bay shimmering before it instead of wheat fields, this Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style house is right at home on the beach. Read More..
A Home For All Seasons
A Home For All Seasons
A window ringed aerie nestled in acres of orchards, Hill House has unlimited views of the changing seasons, Georgian Bay and the travels of the Sun and Moon. Read More..
At home on Roberts Bay
At home on Roberts Bay
When longtime Muskoka Realtors Bob and Marnie Clarke decided to make cottage country their home, building their own place came naturally. Read More..
Luxe Log Cabin in the Woods
Luxe Log Cabin in the Woods
Once the site of an historic Muskoka hotel, Montcalm Point is now home to a traditional log cottage with upscale style. Read More..
Luxury and Lifestyle on Dundonald
Luxury and Lifestyle on Dundonald
Nested within one of Barrie's most upscale neighbourhoods, this home was originally built in the 1970s by Jack Stollar of J. Stollar Construction Ltd. Just steps up the hill from Kempenfelt Bay, custom-made front doors welcome you into this elegant abode. Read More..
Versatility Garden
Versatility Garden
Planters and urns can add colour and life to any space whether it's a shady corner of the back deck or a full sun walk way leading up to the front door. The convenience and versatility offered by container garden is the reason its popularity continues to grow with newer, less-traditional ways of designing them developing all the time. Read More..
Hire an Expert Don't DIY These Six Projects
Hire an Expert Don't DIY These Six Projects
At the start of any home improvement project there is always the choice of whether to do a project yourself or to hire a professional. Both sides have their benefits but for those unwilling to face the unexpected surprises and consequences of do-it-yourself projects, GoodLife sat down with a few professionals to find out what they have to offer. Read More..
Comfortable Customized Living in Innisfil
Comfortable Customized Living in Innisfil
Custom building allows homeowners to tailor their newly built abode in the way that best fits their family's lifestyle. Big on entertaining, David Grummett and Sandra Idone designed their Innisfil home to accommodate large gatherings of friends and family. As the owner of GCD Construction, Grummett was able to customize every detail according to their liking. Read More..
Countryside Bungalow Grows with Family
Countryside Bungalow Grows with Family
There are only a couple of options to consider when your family grows to the point that your home seems to be busting at the seams. For Barbara and David Maedel, however, the passion they had for their home, combined with the desire for more space, made it easy to decide to expand rather than search for a new place. Read More..
Chalet Chic
Chalet Chic
Bringing the best of metropolitan style to the rich chalet town, this magnificent home was designed and built by Solcorp Developments. Read More..
Starry Night Inspires DIY Backsplash
Starry Night Inspires DIY Backsplash
Why settle for a typical backsplash when you can have a piece of art instead? When it came time for Andrea Taylor to renovate the kitchen in her newly purchased home, she knew it was time for the mosaic project she always had in mind. Read More..
At Home In The Valley
At Home In The Valley
There's always something exciting to do when you are part of the Horseshoe Valley community. And this active lifestyle is what initially attracted Patrick and Brenda Brouillard to purchase their dream home in this desired neighbourhood. Read More..