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Tuesday
Oct142014

A modern home in Toronto

Check out this Toronto home that Lorena sent us the link to. It is a bit minimalist-harsh on the outside (someone called it an iPhone house...and check out the decrepit tiny bungalow next door) but I really like the interior layout. The decor could use a little personality and maybe a tiny bit of colour but these are real estate photos, and this home was listed for about $3.2 million. Yep, Toronto real estate is pretty outrageous. And this apparently sold pretty quickly. (Thanks Lorena!)

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Wednesday
Oct082014

SABO project

In keeping with the theme of white, here are a few really cool projects by Brooklyn architecture/design firm SABO project. Attention to detail? Check! Creativity? Check! Liveable? Check! 

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Wednesday
Oct012014

Shadow play

20th St renovation by San Francisco based architectural firm Mork Ulnes.

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Friday
Sep122014

Glebe House Tour 2014 - part 1

I have been fortunate to have been involved in a local event here in Ottawa for the past few years. The Glebe is one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Ottawa and on Sept 21st, several of its residents are opening their homes to those who enjoy snooping in strangers homes! COUNT ME IN! (Details, where to get tickets etc. for the tour HERE) It is a lot of fun and my husband and I have had a blast each time we have participated in the tour (p.s. posts from previous tours here, here and here). This past weekend I was lucky to have had a personal tour of one of the homes included in this year's tour. It is owned by Bob, an awesome guy who is a bachelor and recently retired and his home is one of the coolest I have ever seen on this tour (this one is for sure a must-see!). Bob had his house built about 10 years ago, and ever since I first drove by it some time ago I have been dying to get a peek inside. 

And so my tour begins.... (I just want to apologize for the amount of photos in this post but I did not want you to miss anything). 

Right from the front entrance there is exposed ductwork - Bob is a fan of industrial design elements as you will see throughout his home.

At the beginning of the tour Bob mentioned that most of the furniture in his home was not purchased - it is from friends, hand-me-downs, trash finds etc. His friends have pretty good taste. :)

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Monday
Aug252014

At the top of the stairs

You'll never know what you will find at the top of the stairs. Perhaps a fabulous minimalist master suite with an iconic view. Birchgrove House by Nobbs Radford.

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