A couple of Sundays ago, I had the privilege of a personal tour of one of this year’s homes that will be featured in the
Corinne and her husband John bought this home for their family of 5 about 3 years ago. It was built in 1913 and needed SO much work. It was basically gutted as it needed new electrical, insulation and all that fun stuff (NOT), along with leveling the floor that had a 10″ slope (??!!). The original radiators were maintained and the moldings were saved and reused as well.
The dining table is made of mahogany and is one of many pieces the couple brought back from the Netherlands, where they lived for over 20 years. The large painting is by a friend named Lou Korte (I apologize if I get any names wrong).
The light fixtures throughout the house are a contemporary/traditional blend and really suit the homeowners’ style. Almost all of them have a sparkle factor which I love.
The vase is Murano glass brought back from the Murano factory in Italy. *GASP*
There were beautiful flower arrangements throughout the house. Bonus homeowner points. 🙂
The painting in the living room is by Bonnie Brooks, and another fabulous light fixture!
The armoire in the informal dining area was used in a Swiss farm and was made in Germany around 1890. This may be my favourite room in the house. I adore the eclectic blend of furniture.
The mudroom was formerly a covered porch that the homeowners wanted to replace with a garage but due to city limitations they went with this handy little area instead.
This brick wall and door were left intact during the renovations.
The family room is located at the back of the house and is part of the large 4 story addition the homeowners added during the renovations. It is bright and spacious enough to fit their grand piano.
Loving the tiny dramatic powder room just off of the family room. The perfect space to do something unexpected.
The kitchen cabinets are by
The window, albeit small, has an adorable view of the neighbouring house.
The basement is finished including this large guest suite. The homeowners may have a hard time getting their kids to leave the nest when they have a secluded space like this available! (And the third floor, currently used by the kids, is another gem that will surely have them overstaying their welcome)
The painting is by Tim Packer.
The wall behind the bed is the original stone foundation that they left exposed. Love that!
I had to get a photo of one of the really cool barn-style doors they had made.
Next to the guest suite is a full bathroom.
Stay tuned for the rest of the home later today!