Home & Garden
Fore-Ward Living
Gulls take wing along the shoreline of Georgian Bay, banking across emerald green fairways of a championship calibre golf course. This is Lora Bay, an upscale planned golf community and four-season playground that Steve Garrow now calls home. “I can see the water from my laneway,” says Garrow, who was seeking a refuge when he built this exquisite home on Landry Lane in 2011. “We had a house on the east side and the road noise was terrible. We didn't want to leave Lora Bay but we wanted a quieter spot. So I bought the lot and we built for ourselves. Now, instead of staring out at a roadway, we have long visual sightlines of uninterrupted green space and someone else is cutting the grass.” More
Backyard Oasis
Backyard overhaul creates a space to gather. More
Open House: Massive Renovation Makes Room For Entertaining
Sothy Minh and Sokny Yi began the extensive renovation of their Woodbridge home with a clear goal in mind: a design that would reflect their appreciation for clean, elegant design and offer a warm and welcoming space for their immediate and extended families. More
A Place to Play
A Place to Play
Mature trees, lush perennial gardens, seating areas that invite you in and a relaxing pool: the Stewarts' Aurora backyard seems like it has been there for years. You would never guess that just last summer, bulldozers were at work in the space. Read More..
Earth, Water, Fire
Earth, Water, Fire
Natural elements inspire peaceful backyard. Read More..
Be Our Best Guest
Be Our Best Guest
Got a sweet weekend invite to a friend's cottage this summer? Here's how to ensure your first stay isn't your last. Read More..
Backyard Oasis
Backyard Oasis
Tranquil sounds of cascading water relax your muscles. Radiant views of blossoming hibiscus thrill your eyes. Smoky aromas of grilled delicacies tickle your taste buds. No, it's not a luxury holiday in Punta Cana. This paradise is only steps from your door in your own private backyard oasis. Read More..
Into The Woods
Into The Woods
he first thing that strikes you about 11 Forest Drive in Collingwood is the light. The expansive open concept kitchen, living and dining space is illuminated with a southern exposure from floor-to-ceiling windows on two adjoining walls. The result is a restful view of grazing deer edging their way through the hardwood forest that encircles this 3/4-acre property. Read More..
Rustic Opulence
Rustic Opulence
Pass through the iron gates of 5 Warbler Way in Oro-Medonte and the sound of crisp gravel underfoot soon gives way to the trill of birds flitting through the trees. Ahead, a covered wraparound stone porch encircles a two-storey residence uniquely designed to blend in with its rustic surroundings. Read More..
Height of Design
Height of Design
Wherever you sit, stand or happen to stop in the light-filled family room at Bruce Cromie's cottage, the views of southern Lake Rosseau are superb – by design. Cromie, who owns building and renovation company Woodcastle Homes, planned the room's layout to ensure family and friends would get the full benefit of views up the main channel of Lake Rosseau to the west and east views down to Portage Bay. The astonishing vistas are afforded by the cottage's superb cliff top site. Read More..
3 Tips for Backyard Farming
3 Tips for Backyard Farming
When not in the dirt with his eco-friendly landscape design company, Carson stays busy building, planting, writing or designing as a featured guest on CityLine. His new show Critical Listing is currently airing on HGTV Canada. You can check him out at carsonarthur.com Read More..
Good Times on Deep Bay
Good Times on Deep Bay
Kids, dogs and the adults who love to spend time with them bring lots of life to this Sparrow Lake retreat. Muskoka's landscape and an outstanding cottage design supply the charm. Read More..
Cottage Dreams on a Shoestring Budget - Blame it on the sunset. And Italy.
Cottage Dreams on a Shoestring Budget - Blame it on the sunset. And Italy.
Returning from a trip to Italy where life focuses on the sheer joy found in everyday living, this Barrie couple was determined to replicate the “dolce far niente” – the art of doing nothing – in Canada. They decided a cottage would provide the perfect getaway where their family of four teenage daughters could connect and make lifelong memories. Read More..
Home by the Range
Home by the Range
A couple of culinary enthusiasts wanted a kitchen big enough for two (or more) chefs in their Orillia home. Who knew the reno would stir up an appetite for a remodelled main floor? Read More..
Rooms Gone Right: Modern family
Rooms Gone Right: Modern family
Renovated kitchen and living space check all the boxes for young Woodbridge family. Read More..
Welcome home: Neutrals provide a comfortable space for  family living
Welcome home: Neutrals provide a comfortable space for family living
Crisp, clean and simple. Comfortable and welcoming. That was Sara Gallo's goal when she recently revamped her Woodbridge home of 12 years, replacing a colour scheme of warm greens and golds with a more neutral palette. Read More..
A bathroom to  bathe about
A bathroom to bathe about
Contributor Tracy Smith shares her the story behind one of her favourite rooms, her recently renovated master bath Read More..
Core chic
Core chic
Bold wall choices and elegant underpinnings create a space that feels right at home in Newmarket's historic downtown area Read More..