Celebrity Homes

A HAVEN FROM THE PRESSURE COOKER

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Publishing is a pressure-cooker world, especially when you helm a fleet of home design magazines¬ – including Montreal Home – and are readying the launch of a sister publication for the South Florida region. For Movato Home publisher Leah Lipkowitz, the newly renovated kitchen in her West Island home provides a haven, a place to decompress and enjoy life.

THE BROTHERHOOD OF FUN

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Jonathan and Drew Scott work hard. Drew is a real estate agent, Jonathan a licensed contractor. They are probably more familiar as the Property Brothers, stars of several shows on HGTV U.S., and W and DIY television networks. They often work in tandem, and their energy is palpable.

Great Scott!

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In 2006, real estate expert and contractor Scott McGillivray and his wife, Sabrina McGillivray, bought a new four-bedroom home in Toronto’s northwest end. Like many new homeowners, the host of hgtv’s Income Property invested in a house that hadn’t yet been built.

Country Comforts

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Country living is très trendy. Just ask style maven Jeanne Beker, who once wrote that fashion insiders are trading in “designer footwear
for a pair of Aigle rubber boots.” And, of course, the Muskoka cottage country has long had a certain cachet.

THE DEN MOTHER’S HOME

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Arlene Dickinson has spent much of her career helping budding entrepreneurs achieve their lofty goals. It’s somehow fitting, then, that the sole “Dragon Lady” on CBC television’s Dragons’ Den should live in one of Toronto’s loftiest loft buildings, a six-storey refurbished warehouse in the Fashion District.

Oh Brother!

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Jonathan and Drew Scott work hard. Drew isa real estate agent, Jonathan a licensed contractor. They are probably more familiar as the Property Brothers, stars of several shows on hgtv U.S., and W and diy television networks. They often work in tandem, and their energy is palpable.

HAB HAVEN

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As the Centre for the Montreal Canadiens, David Desharnais knows the importance of passing the puck to a teammate who’s in the best position to score a goal. He took the same winning approach in decorating his new South Shore home.

THE PROPERTY EXPERT AT HOME

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Few homeowners know more about houses than Sandra Rinomato. The diminutive powerhouse runs her own boutique-style real estate brokerage; she’s also familiar to HGTV viewers as the host of Property Virgins and Buy Herself, in which she helps novices negotiate the tricky business of acquiring a house.