Homes

Making Your Dream Home a Reality

By Bryan Thaw, LL.B.,LL.M You have watched hours of Fixer Upper and Property Brothers and are now ready to apply that knowledge to create your dream home. But, are you ready to take the plunge? Whether you are upgrading...

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Perfect Tension

Strong contrasts plus seamless design make this custom home nothing less than a showstopper By Pam Dillon Photos by Kevin Bélanger, courtesy of Studio 853 Design From its distinctive curb appeal, with a custom address sign and landscaping, right through to its custom fireplace in the screened-in...

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Bring Down the House

Today’s lower levels are opulent and functional extensions of the home. By Pam Dillon To elevate the quality of your home life and the value of your home itself don’t hesitate to go down … down to the basement, that is. “It’s a big chunk of valuable real estate,” Norm Lecuyer points out.  As...

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Strike a pose, change your life

It’s all in the details for Stittsville’s style-savvy designer Jennifer McGahan By Julie Beun Photography by Tiffany Sanford Perched in a patch of sun at the Stittsville Barley Mow on a Friday afternoon, designer Jennifer McGahan doesn’t sound very Canadian. She is, of course — from her wide...

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Down on the farm

Sean McAdam travelled the globe seeking ideas for his sustainable village in Old Chelsea By Karen Turner Sean McAdam can’t tell a squash from a zucchini and has no clue how to herd cattle, but like any good farmer, he knows how to make the most of prime farmland. In 2011, the developer bought 107...

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LUXE LIVING

The Residences at Island Park Drive seek inspiration from Ottawa’s iconic buildings By Karen Turner       In a housing market dominated by sleek, modern and contemporary condos, Sam Mizrahi is making a bold move by recapturing the classic beauty of Ottawa’s historic...

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Cooking with confidence

Five sizzling trends to give your kitchen staying power By Anita Murray Today’s kitchens are about maximizing the space, showing off our design style and paying extra attention to the room that is the heart of the home. Not only do we spend much of our day preparing and eating in the kitchen, it’s...

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Down to earth

From her family’s prized English garden to her own farmland near Wakefield, HATTIE KLOTZ’s lifelong passion for gardening soothes and nurtures her soul in ways she never imagined. My name is Hattie and I am a gardener. Isn’t that what they say in therapy? It’s been written in my stars since the age...

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