Homes

Creating a Luxe Art Collection

By Reba Wilson The process of curating a home with pieces that you ascribe meaning to, even pieces that express elements of your personality, is individual. It happens over time, under the influences of places you’ve...

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Building a WINNER IN ALTA VISTA

Art & Stone Group earns major kudos for this modern Tudor beauty By Pam Dillon Photos by Kevin Belanger The Brunettas are a busy family. Mom Victoria and dad Josh are sales professionals; she owns Brunetta Real Estate Group and he sells medical devices for Ambu. Their three boys—Niko, 9, Noah...

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Style & Substance

Interior designer Susan Bryson’s trademark esthetic is classic, layered and chic—exactly how she dresses. By Janet Wilson Photography by Lindsey Gibeau Marrying elegance and functionality can be tricky for any interior designer, but it’s a relationship Susan Bryson has mastered in spades...

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The Skinny on HOME GYMS

By Reba Wilson Photos courtesy of dreamproperties.com Not long ago the home gym was an uncommon luxury. It typically consisted of a large, often basement-dwelling space with bulky equipment and a wall-mounted TV. These days the home gym has reduced its footprint and increased its popularity...

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A Room for Lingering

By Pam Dillon Photos: Justin Van Leeuwen In 2019, Jess Gosbee started working with a local couple to transform their living space. The clients, busy with careers and three young boys, were the first people to ever approach Jess for design help. “We have been levelling-up the style of their home...

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Next Gen, Next Level

IN THE REAL ESTATE STRATOSPHERE Photos: dreamproperties.com The name Marilyn Wilson has long been synonymous with the most superlative homes, covetable properties and momentous real estate deals in this region and beyond. Today, her dynamic, multilingual daughter Reba is at her side, running the...

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LUXURY, PRIVACY AND INTERPERSONAL SPACE

By Reba Wilson Photos: DreamProperties.com In the past year, many people have reflected and changed aspects of their lifestyles. One of the things first to be embraced was a newfound appreciation for personal space and privacy. THE DIMENSIONS OF PRIVACY There are distinct layers of privacy that...

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POLISHING AN HISTORIC GEM IN SANDY HILL

For over 40 years, Nat and Louise Polito have called Sandy Hill their home. Noted for its rich history and early Bytown architecture, the culturally diverse downtown neighbourhood is prized by the family that founded Vesta Marble & Granite Fabrication and the Vesta Design Centre. After all...

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HAUTE CHALET

Story by Pam Dillon Photography by Marc Fowler Striking a perfect balance between rustic charm and refined luxury Meandering through Henrietta Southam’s Instagram profile is not unlike wandering gingerly, expectantly, through an art gallery. You know as you move along you will pause time and again...

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A View to the Future

Ottawa couple’s serene Thousand Islands retreat expands to meet changing family needs The Thousand Islands region is famous for its scenic beauty. No wonder, then, when an Ottawa couple went camping there back in 1995 they fell in love with the view. Later they bought a property in Rockport and...

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AAA Luxury with Functionality to Match

The handcrafted tiles were discovered in Lebanon, while the formal living and dining areas were designed for entertaining. When local business owners with four kids and a large extended family decided to build a custom home, they knew what they wanted: luxurious yet functional space. What they got...

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A Study on Studies: Creating the Perfect Work-from-Home Space

By Reba Wilson Photos: DreamProperties.com In the past few months, we have undergone a new shift towards working remotely. With many large firms rethinking their office footprints, it seems working from home will become a long-term trend.    John Lindgren, president and CEO of IPVALUE...

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