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16 Jul 2018

Category: Renovations

Renovations, Toronto, Toronto Home

RAVINE RETREAT

As Sophia Kelly sips coffee at the small desk off her kitchen, she also drinks in the lovely view of her ravined backyard in Scarborough. She and her husband, Jeffrey Dean Kelly, couldn’t be happier with the way interior designer Cynthia Soda transformed the living space of their 1950s bungalow.

Montreal, Montreal Home, Renovations

MAJOR METAMORPHOSIS

There are renovation stories and then there are renovation stories. The latter are not characterized merely by upgrades and dramatic transformations, but by complete architectural renaissances, in which old buildings are re-imagined and restructured. The process takes a clear concept, plenty of planning, a dash of daring and bit of a budget. But the result is singularly spectacular. It’s almost magic.

Renovations

NOT JUST A REC ROOM

First, there were family rec rooms – with their thrown-together look, beaten-up furniture and hand-me-down items. Next, came the themed man caves. Over the generations, basements have had different looks and functions.