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Pam Purves

Freelance photographer and writer Pam Purves lives in Caledon.

The additions of a study and entranceway to the original rear of the house and a screened porch to the south have added a lot of living space. Photo by Pam Purves.

A Last Christmas

Nov 22, 2017 |

Saying farewell to a beloved home is never easy.

In the uninhibited riot of colour and texture of the dining room, guests can’t help but leave any stuffiness at the door. Photo by Pam Purves.

The Mad Hatter’s Country Home

Sep 16, 2017 |

Ron and Glenn are interior designers by trade – and they’re adventurous. One suspects Alice and the Mad Hatter would feel quite at home here.

Kathleen Henning relaxes with her dog Frankie in the renovated, light-filled living quarters above her hair salon on Broadway. Photo by Pam Purves.

Living Large Atop Henning Salon

Jun 21, 2017 |

To simplify life at work and home, this Orangeville couple created the ideal urban loft.

West Coast Modern finds a home in the hills. A private balcony off the master bedroom is ideal for morning coffee. Photo by Pam Purves.

How West Coast Modern Made it to the Edge of Palgrave

Mar 20, 2017 |

Amid farmhouses and Victorian gothic, this sleek West Coast Modern design stands out in style.

Classic Ontario Gothic in style, this new house was built with all the “mod cons” the owners wanted. Photo by Pam Purves.

Innocents in the Woods

Nov 22, 2016 |

How a city couple learned to love gumboots.

The heritage stone house and its newer counterpart cast serene reflections on the stillness of the upper pond. Photo by Pam Purves.

A Family Seat

Sep 16, 2016 |

A compound of historic buildings and fishing ponds makes an idyllic gathering place for family and friends.

This historic stone house had been abandoned for 25 years before the current owners discovered and restored it. Photo by Pam Purves.

A Storied Home

Jun 20, 2016 |

A Mono farmhouse was loved, nearly lost, then loved again.

The recessed, partially covered entranceway makes a smooth transition from outdoors to indoors. Photo by Pam Purves.

Patterns for Living

Mar 21, 2016 |

How design can make a house a home with pattern language.

An interlocking construction technique redefines the notion of prefab. Photo by Pam Purves.

What’s Bred in the Bone

Nov 25, 2015 |

An interlocking construction technique redefines the notion of prefab.

A green roof also helps settle the building into the landscape and contributes to a healthy indoor environment. Green roof and pond photos courtesy of owner.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Sep 11, 2015 |

This Mulmur house was designed from the ground up with healthy living in mind.

Additions to this stone house blend seamlessly with the original 19th-century structure. Photo by Pam Purves.

The Little House Down the Lane

Jun 16, 2015 |

The owner knew from the start that she wanted a small stone house and looked for two years before learning of this one from a friend in the area.

Renovations preserved the classic proportions of this Gothic Revival farmhouse. Photo by Pam Purves.

An Unexpected Country Life

Mar 23, 2015 |

A Sunday drive in the hills took a surprise turn, leading a Toronto couple on a delightful journey into the past.

A Timely Salvation

Nov 17, 2014 |

An abandoned stone church in Caledon is blessed with a second life.

The north side of the house reveals a little of the Pan-Abode structure. Photo by Pam Purves.

From Mystery to Modern

Sep 11, 2014 |

Solving a mystery was just the first step in transforming a tired Pan-Abode into a contemporary, eco-friendly dwelling.

The established trees shield the entrance to the house and provide natural shade where trillium, May apple and wild anemone flourish in the woodland garden.

A European Manor in the Erin Countryside

Jun 17, 2014 |

The established trees shield the entrance to the house and provide natural shade where trillium, May apple and wild anemone flourish in the woodland garden.

The kitchen design was influenced by the eclectic kitchens of rural southern France. Freestanding cupboards and colourful furnishings make it a lively centre for cooking and conversation. Photo by Pam Purves.

A Touch of French Countryside

Mar 23, 2014 |

The kitchen design was influenced by the eclectic kitchens of rural southern France.

The Gothic-style mirror is in perfect proportion to the fireplace and in keeping with the season.

Nestled on a Hockley Hillside

Nov 19, 2013 |

Built like a little village, this house encompasses two visions of home.

The decorative touches that set the Silver Creek schoolhouse apart from its plainer counterparts include buttresses along the side walls, a charming circular window above the main doors, and the buff-brick voussoirs that form a rounded arch above both the large side windows and the two smaller multipaned windows that flank the entrances. Buff bricks were also used to create a pattern of decorative quoins at each corner of the building.

Living with History

Sep 11, 2013 |

George Booth has gone back to school – at the Silver Creek schoolhouse.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.