Is it Real or or is it Memorex????


October 14, 2014 | 11 comments

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Anyone who knows me, knows I am a techie gal. I love my gadgets – always have!  I am the girl with the smart phone at the ready to answer anything you may be wondering about. “Who sings that song?” “What is the population of Iceland?” “What does MERV mean?”  “Google that shit” is my motto ;)

Stands to reason right, considering I work in IT?  … Continue Reading...



Filling in – Friday Floor Plan


October 10, 2014 | 1 comment

Source: Christopher Simmonds Architect

Source: Christopher Simmonds Architect

I’ve always been intrigued by the concept of in-fill housing.  The creativity and planning it takes to fit a home into an irregular space is genius! There are so many factors to take into account:

  • Style – fitting into the existing style and vibe of the neighbourhood
  • Natural light – taking advantage of the available natural light for the infill home without blocking it for the adjacent homes
  • Layout – making the home feel just as spacious as its full size lot counterparts.
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Style Galore – Friday Floor Plan


October 3, 2014 | 14 comments

After a short break last week Friday Floor Plan is back!  This week’s home is pumped full of style … from the exterior finishes of wood, stone and siding to the grand staircase and so much more!

Source: www.houseplans.com

Source: www.houseplans.com

What I love:

  • the style – very reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s home designs
  • the full bank of windows around the circular staircase
  • the double bank of garages linked by the porte cochere
  • an amazing master bedroom with the adjoining covered terrace
  • and sooo much more!
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Balleycanoe & Co – Part II


September 22, 2014 | 8 comments

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Last week I told you all about the architectural salvage found at Balleycanoe & Co. in Mallorytown, Ontario.  It is the “PERFECT” spot to feed your addiction for old, vintage and antique “stuff”.  I introduced you to  John Sorensen, Balleycanoe’s owner and we found out a bit about his passion for picking and collecting great salvage pieces.… Continue Reading...



Go Big AND Go Home


September 19, 2014 | 1 comment

Source: www.coolhouseplans.com

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?  This week’s floor plan takes us in a totally different direction from the last two – and why not!  At 4725 square feet this home has enough room for EVERYONE!

I have long been a fan of the farmhouse style home.  … Continue Reading...



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