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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
The Art of Comfort and Luxury
The Art of Comfort and Luxury
Every home can become a place of comfort, relaxation and inspiration. This is the premise of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of arranging interiors to make the best of energy flow throughout the house. James Lee and Julia Zhu wanted to ensure their waterfront estate was Feng Shui approved so the couple flew a well-known artist from Hong Kong to help design their luxurious Innisfil residence. Read More..
Designer Picks Part II - Local experts share their favourite colours for  around the house
Designer Picks Part II - Local experts share their favourite colours for around the house
A visit to a paint store can be very intimidating especially when you stand in front of all of the colour choices, the multitude of shades of those colours and the different colour lines presented by various paint manufacturers. What colour do you pick Read More..
Building Simplicity and Style
Building Simplicity and Style
From the moment you see the house, you think 35 Eugenia Street in Barrie is something quite different. But once you enter through the front door, you are sure the home is one-of-a-kind. Built by Mike Carty, the owner of Level Design Build, the very original dwelling is home to Carty and his family. It features a very modern design that sets it apart from the brick bungalows and two-storey homes in the east-end area of Dundonald and Codrington streets. Read More..
Timber Frame and Stonework Enrich the Swiss-Inspired Chalet in Blue Mountains
Timber Frame and Stonework Enrich the Swiss-Inspired Chalet in Blue Mountains
Timber framing, often referred to as post and beam construction, involves more posts and fewer walls allowing for more open spaces. Knowing this, Andrew Fairweather didn't have to think twice about doubling the size of his Blue Mountains chalet. Read More..
On Set in Horseshoe Valley
On Set in Horseshoe Valley
You may recognize this stunning home from the Charles Bronson's movie Death Wish Five. The exquisite timber frame construction in this Horseshoe Valley home was great for the film's setting. But it was even more perfect for Mark and Christine Munro to raise their family. Read More..
A Globally Inspired Home Sits on the Shoreline of Shanty Bay
A Globally Inspired Home Sits on the Shoreline of Shanty Bay
When the double doors open, you are immediately swept away. For a moment you may even forget where you are. Every corner in this house was inspired by the homeowners' global travels, bringing an international sense to the waterfront residence. Read More..
The Perfect Getaway
The Perfect Getaway
Nested in the highest and most pristine part of Simcoe county, the Berky family's cottage is the perfect getaway year-round. Read More..
A Family Affair
A Family Affair
The openness of their home and the rich country style interiors create a chalet atmosphere all around. There's no wonder family and friends love gathering at the Curries. Read More..
Paradise near Sunset Point
Paradise near Sunset Point
The water is so close. You can easily see the waves and hear the seagulls right from Derek and Sue Tennant's front porch. Their spectacular custom built home sits steps from the shore of Sunset Point in Collingwood. Read More..
Transform Your Space
Transform Your Space
We all have those areas we despise. It could be a dysfunctional front hall that isn't working no matter how many times it is tidied up or rearranged. It could be a dull, worn family room, or an outdated spare bedroom. We think revitalizing these areas means a lot of work and a lot of cash. We are so wrong. Read More..
Spacious Luxury
Spacious Luxury
The kitchen is one area where you likely spend most of your day. Whether it's prepping food or entertaining guests, this space needs to be functional and practical. Read More..
Designer Picks
Designer Picks
According to interior designers, real estate experts and home improvement specialists, the absolute biggest bang for your home décor buck is paint. With each company releasing its own seasonal trends combined with the infinite number of possibilities on the colour wheel, the question is where do you start? Read More..
Ever wondered what a designer's home looks like?
Ever wondered what a designer's home looks like?
Nested within lush greenery, steps from Lake Simcoe, Cole Leibel of Big East Construction Inc. and interior designer wife Kristylynn Leibel designed their Innisfil home with the highest level of perfection. Being experts in their fields, they describe the task as a blast rather than a challenge. Using the outdoors as their inspiration, they designed their 4,300-square-foot bungalow in a horseshoe-shaped layout stretched on a 5.5-acre lot. Read More..
Renovate Everything, or Sell
Renovate Everything, or Sell
Imagine leaving your home in perfect condition and head for a long weekend getaway. When you return, nothing is the same. The house has flooded and everything is a write-off. Keith and Pat Keindel experienced this exact disaster last August. Read More..
Features of the perfect home & cottage
Features of the perfect home & cottage
Hidden in an exclusive niche of unique homes within Carson Ridge Estates in Midhurst, the Walsh's residence fulfills the features of the perfect home and cottage combined. Read More..