Home & Garden
Located in the historic village of Stroud in Innisfil, this elegant custom home offers the quiet of country living and easy access to the charms of city life. More
After discovering a natural talent for interior design, this homeowner created a retreat for her family that has both élan and ease. More
Exquisite styles mixed with sophisticated design elements create grand elegance throughout this Thornton home on 1.2 acres of land overlooking the Niagara escarpment. JJ and Trish Hochrein were fortunate to purchase this gem from an interior designer who put so much custom love into the home. More
Designer Cyndie Jerome's home is part travelogue, part design experiment and a testament to the benefits of living with things that you love. Even perusing a single room of interior designer Cyndie Jerome's home quickly discloses two facts. Fact one: she is a traveller. Fact two: she loves to decorate with objects found on those travels. Read More..
High above Kempenfelt Bay, a family's cozy getaway has luxe looks, bountiful light and one of Barrie's best views. Read More..
Built with love by a local resident many years ago, this French-style log cottage holds various interesting design elements. Many of which were carefully selected to uphold the unique characteristics of this home. Read More..
indow coverings are no longer a necessity just for added privacy or décor. Choosing the right product can help you reduce your heating and cooling costs for long-term energy savings. To get the latest on window covering trends, GoodLife spoke with the team at Complete Blinds in Barrie. Read More..
When it comes to creating privacy in the garden, homeowners are no longer satisfied with a fence around the property line. For many years, that five-foot fence with the piece of lattice on top combined with a few strategically placed trees was the default method for creating visual separation from the neighbours. Read More..
After 20-plus years, this family home was ready for a renovation. But who knew paint, planning and a professional interior designer would transform it? Read More..
Even with Georgian Bay shimmering before it instead of wheat fields, this Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style house is right at home on the beach. Read More..
A window ringed aerie nestled in acres of orchards, Hill House has unlimited views of the changing seasons, Georgian Bay and the travels of the Sun and Moon. Read More..
When longtime Muskoka Realtors Bob and Marnie Clarke decided to make cottage country their home, building their own place came naturally. Read More..
Once the site of an historic Muskoka hotel, Montcalm Point is now home to a traditional log cottage with upscale style. Read More..
Nested within one of Barrie's most upscale neighbourhoods, this home was originally built in the 1970s by Jack Stollar of J. Stollar Construction Ltd. Just steps up the hill from Kempenfelt Bay, custom-made front doors welcome you into this elegant abode. Read More..
Planters and urns can add colour and life to any space whether it's a shady corner of the back deck or a full sun walk way leading up to the front door. The convenience and versatility offered by container garden is the reason its popularity continues to grow with newer, less-traditional ways of designing them developing all the time. Read More..
At the start of any home improvement project there is always the choice of whether to do a project yourself or to hire a professional. Both sides have their benefits but for those unwilling to face the unexpected surprises and consequences of do-it-yourself projects, GoodLife sat down with a few professionals to find out what they have to offer. Read More..
Custom building allows homeowners to tailor their newly built abode in the way that best fits their family's lifestyle. Big on entertaining, David Grummett and Sandra Idone designed their Innisfil home to accommodate large gatherings of friends and family. As the owner of GCD Construction, Grummett was able to customize every detail according to their liking. Read More..
There are only a couple of options to consider when your family grows to the point that your home seems to be busting at the seams. For Barbara and David Maedel, however, the passion they had for their home, combined with the desire for more space, made it easy to decide to expand rather than search for a new place. Read More..