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The property’s original stone steps veer a little to one side, but the owners love the patina and have no plans to replace them. Photo by Nat Caron.

A Caledon Cottage Reborn

Mar 26, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

How a Toronto couple transformed a dilapidated house into a year-round sanctuary.

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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 | Pam Purves

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.

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