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Modern Family

Nov 20, 2022 | Janice Quirt

Jade and Roland Skuce’s passion for building from scratch dovetailed with the birth of their daughter and resulted in a remarkable modern farmhouse.

Architects Jan and Ivana Benda’s Mulmur home, Bluepine, sits on a slope against a forested backdrop.

Open House

Sep 20, 2022 | Alison McGill

For two architects who built thriving careers in Czechoslovakia, Canada and China, a contemporary home set against the sweeping vistas of Mulmur’s Pine River valley is their paradise found.

The intricate, lacey stonework surrounding the front door is likely the signature work of the home’s builder and first occupant, Scottish settler and stonemason Donald Campbell. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Historic Proportions

Jun 24, 2022 | Alison McGill | Back Issues

An iconic 150-year-old stone farmhouse is restored and modernized into an oasis of rural living in Erin – amid rows and rows of lavender.

Steve Sopinka of Creemore’s Fieldesign Architecture Studio left the street side of his family’s Victorian home mostly untouched and added a sleekly minimalist addition to the back. Photo by Bailey Noelle Photography.

Something Old, Something New

Mar 29, 2022 | Janice Quirt

How a Creemore designer reimagined his family’s century home, marrying Victorian substance with minimalist, Scandinavian style.

The Path Taken

Nov 29, 2021 | Janice Quirt

A couple’s home in Mono combines a love of hiking with a penchant for sustainability and stewardship.

This all-black contemporary home is built into a hillside, affording the owners sweeping views eastward and protection from Mulmur’s famously harsh winter winds. Photo by Ben Rahn.

Taking the Long View

Sep 24, 2021 | Tralee Pearce

A contemporary family home melds into a Mulmur hillside and makes the case for the transportive joys of miles-long vistas and oversized windows.

Sara Sniderhan and Peter Mitchell’s off-grid home looks over a lush 22-acre property near Creemore. The artists (and now farmers) built it after moving here in 2013. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Landscape Art

Jun 22, 2021 | Janice Quirt

How artists Sara Sniderhan and Peter Mitchell rendered their vision for family living in Mulmur.

A New Heritage

Mar 31, 2021 | Janice Quirt

How a young family is reimagining an 1885 Erin farmhouse for a long, happy life.

Home Game

Nov 24, 2020 | Janice Quirt

A backyard rink is just one of the deft holiday moves NHL linesman Shandor Alphonso and his wife, Jacelyn, make for their young boys at home.

Ketchum House, a landmark off-the-grid dwelling caught its new owner’s eye and captured his heart. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Falling for Ketchum House

Sep 18, 2020 | Janice Quirt

Bill Dandie is the enthusiastic new owner of this off-the-grid Hockley Valley home, which was built in 1998 by Anthony and Mary Ketchum.

A family finds both continuity with the past and dreams fulfilled in a historic log house in Caledon. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Safe Haven in a Log Cabin

Jun 25, 2020 | Janice Quirt

A family finds both continuity with the past and dreams fulfilled in a historic log house in Caledon.

Tidy hedges and hostas frame the storybook Erin home Lia and Alex chose as their new nest. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Making Magic at Home

Mar 24, 2020 | Janice Quirt

A couple spruces up an Erin house, creating a dreamy space for their two daughters to grow up in.

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