At Home in the Hills
The property had to have a swimming pond, privacy and a great view.
This is a home for people with curious minds and catholic tastes. What appears from the outside to be a romantic’s ideal of a country house in a bucolic setting cleverly conceals a curiosity shop’s worth of art and artifacts. Visitors go from Jane Austen to Charles Dickens just by stepping through the door. The…
Two homes in the hills all decked out for the holiday season.
It is fair to say their discovery of a woman in the neighbourhood who traps raccoons, fixes floods, cleans the house and ploughs the driveway was also a revelation in its own way.
Julia Gilmore and her son Adam, now 14, have become community celebrities: she with her studio exhibitions each November and Adam with a budding film career.
Erica Hyland wanted a “green” renovation for her 1881 Caledon farmhouse. Architect Harry Morison Lay obliged.