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The Sexy French Style of

LORI MORRIS

OLIVER & BONACINI

A Culinary Milestone

EGGERSMANN

SUMMER 2017

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A special thank you to LORI MORRIS – Your “Sexy French Style” fits into our world perfectly.

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Take some time and savour all the incredible and stunning real estate found in this Collection! In this premier issue of “Cayman Marshall, The Toronto Collection” we are showcasing all of what Muskoka has to offer as well as celebrating luxury lifestyle right here in Toronto.

Greetings Toronto! Since its conception, Cayman Marshall, The Muskoka Collection has proudly showcased luxurious cottage properties and the quintessential Muskokan lifestyle.

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This premier issue of the Toronto Collection brings our wonderful lakeside inventory to your urban doorstep. We are proud to partner with Hazelton Real Estate Inc., to feature some of their highest end luxury condos from in and around Yorkville.

The Ontario real estate market remains extremely healthy despite efforts to cool it off. There still seems to be a shortage of good inventory in Ontario and keep in mind that there’s no foreign buyer tax in Muskoka! Enjoy.

This issue also helps to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Oliver & Bonacini’s Auberge du Pommier, with an in depth look at this Toronto icon’s past, present, and future. Combined with the dramatic majesty of Lori Morris Designs, the bold and refined statement of Eggersmann’s kitchen islands and the stunning simplicity of Landcare exterior design, it is a feast for the eyes and an inspiration for the home. It has been an absolute honour to work with the Cayman Marshall team to develop this premier issue of The Toronto Collection. A special thank you to Laura Morrison for her patience and wisdom and to Lauren and Kelsey for their hard work and guidance.

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IN THIS ISSUE

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AT G RO U N D L E V E L

Landcare creates an outdoor oasis in your backyard

Sumptuous, elegant interiors with a Sexy French Style

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O L I V E R & B O N AC I N I ’S C U L I N A RY M I L E STO N E

The 30th Anniversary of Auberge du Pommier

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LANDCARE CREATES AN OUTDOOR OASIS IN YOUR BACKYARD

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By Shelly Schlueter

or 25 years, Rob Crysdale of Landcare, has been creating outdoor dreams in the Toronto area. His award-winning team of horticulturists, landscape designers, stone masons and carpenters, design and build relaxing out-door oasis’ and stunning front yard curb appeal. Usual questions about accreditation and physical training for the job seem beside the point here, though Crysdale confirms there was a substantial amount of both. Landcare for him is mainly about what his clients take from the experience, not what goes into it. Did it meet their expectations? Were they consulted and listened to? Did it surprise them on some level, in a positive way? Did it come in on time and within budget? Was the process as seamless as it could be? Were any unexpected outcomes reconciled? These are the things that matter to him. S C A L E A N D P RO P O RT I O N A recently completed project in Toronto highlights a remarkable before and after transformation that captured a completed design vision, using a variety of styles and materials. In the front, Crysdale’s team created a soft canvass of variegated grasses with pops of lavender and Russian sage juxtaposed beside the cool grey of China granite steps. To counter the severity of the steeply sloped driveway, he installed another set of steps offering an easy and instant welcome to the front of the house. The ethereal feeling of the Russian sage and the cascading ivy work to soften the hard edges of the stonework and offer a surprising colour contrast to the shiplapped Spanish cedar cladding on the home’s facade.

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P EO P L E T E N D TO B E H E A LT H I E R AND HAPPIER WHEN THEY H AV E AC C E SS T O N AT U R E .

TA K I N G I T O U T S I D E Recent studies have shown that people tend to be healthier and happier when they have access to nature. Blending indoor and outdoor living space has never been more current. The proliferation and choice of outdoor furniture and decor have grown with each new season. Houzz, an online resource for design and renovations, conducted a landscaping study that showed 56% of the those asked were updating their yards to make them more entertaining friendly. Homeowners are adding patios, bigger barbecues and fire pits. Houzz discovered that in 2013, 80% of households owned an outdoor grill or smoker and almost one-third of those people were purchasing newer and more elaborate barbecues. Outdoor space has become so much more than a backyard. It is another living area complete with mood lighting, upholstered furniture and sound systems. This comes as no surprise to the team at Landcare.

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The lines between indoor and outdoor living have become increasingly blurred. Homeowners want their backyards, regardless of size, to reflect this new lifestyle, with minimum time spent on upkeep. Crysdale incorporates plantings and design features that enhance outdoor living and limit maintenance. His team ensures that a client’s outdoor space blends seamlessly and complements their indoor style and tastes. A quick tour of this family’s backyard and you are struck immediately by how on point his designs are. The homeowners agree, “Rob’s team took all of our input and created a calm and elegant backyard oasis with subtly and precision. It mimics our modern aesthetic inside the house.” With a nod to the kitchen, Eames chairs visible through the huge feature windows, the homeowners incorporated the same shape with a pop of red on the outdoor chairs bookending the dining table; which is a modern riff on a traditional picnic table. Integrating style and function, Crysdale built their gas barbecue into a corner niche just outside the patio door, incorporating a tiled workspace for prep and cooking.


Lighting is integral to a complete design. In the city, it is particularly vital to have a lighting design that meets the need for security and safety. The goal is to create a soft radiance and gentle luminosity, without turning the backyard into an amusement park at night. Strategically placed lighting takes its cue from the home’s architecture. Ground lighting softly highlights the dramatic textures of a mature maple tree, a tenacious reminder this is where history and future come together. Two stone gargoyles keep a silent guard amongst the feathery asparagus ferns at ground level and just beyond is a flat grassy area for play. Providing even more atmosphere and a gentle, soothing rhythm of sound, is a custom designed copper water feature bordering a trellis of climbing ivy.

THE LINES BETWEEN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR L I V I N G H AV E B EC O M E I N C R E A S I N G LY B LU R R E D .

A TA L E N T E D T E A M Crysdale prides himself on having a keen understanding of a client’s vision and how to execute it. “My team has years of experience with best practices of design, building and horticulture, and a hands-on philosophy.” Laura Graham is the resident plant expert. As a Landscape Design Consultant, her vast plant knowledge makes her the go-to for successful planting outcomes and four seasons of colour and interest. However, a great design is only the starting point. Execution of an end to end landscape build takes craftsmanship and attention to detail. David McCready is an accredited landscape architect and urban planner. As Project Manager, together with Markus Schroeter, Landscape Operations and Design, they have a lifetime connection to nature. Landcare’s crew leaders have more than 20 years of experience accumulated from hands on training and college diplomas. Working with architects’ drawings and builders’ blueprints, his team ensures that all codes are met. Whether it’s a quick transplant of a favourite tree or bush, or detailed carpentry or stonework; they are passionate about landscape design and creating the perfect outdoor sanctuary. Get inspired and get outside.

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This dining room features variations on the “Sexy French” style with an Old Hollywood Regency flavour, featuring Ar t Deco accents and gold embellishments.

The Sexy French Style of Lori Morris By Martha Uniacke Breen

People are often surprised when they see Toronto designer Lori Morris’ sumptuous, elegant interiors, to discover how down-to-earth she is in person. “I’m still a Dundas girl at heart,” she laughs, referring to the small Ontario town where she grew up. “I love elegant fashion, but to look at, not necessarily to wear. I’m much more comfortable in ripped jeans.” We visited Morris recently at her Toronto atelier, housed within two conjoined Victorian semis in the Annex neighbourhood, to chat about her highly identifiable design style which she loosely defines as “Sexy French.” “Sexy French is a fusion, or balance, between classic modernism and French. But there’s no particular style or look we concentrate on, though we do have our own style and originality as creators. It’s not really about colour or style; it’s about a feeling, how you want your home to feel.”

Since LMD’s founding in the late 1980s, the atelier has been enlarged and renovated several times as she has expanded; about twelve years ago, Morris bought the semi next door and united the two halves. Currently, the company employs a total of 30 people, including ten in-house designers who execute her ideas and works all over the world, employing local trades that enable the firm to offer the same experience to international clients as they can offer at home in Toronto. But she emphasizes that her hand touches everything the firm produces – from selecting fabrics, finishes and lighting to the final flourishes. (This year, the atelier is growing again, with a rear addition that will make room for more staff and showroom space.) Morris learned the fundamentals of proportion and space planning at design school in Toronto, but from childhood, she says, she always had a vision that was uniquely her own. “You can’t really teach anyone style; it gets curated over time, but style is something you inherently have.” She credits her mom and constant companion Eva, who from the beginning has been her muse and constant support, as giving her the confidence and grounding that has guided her success.

“It’s not really about colour or style; it’s about a feeling, how you want your home to feel.”

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Whether the goal is classic contemporary or traditional luxe, one thing that all of her interiors have in common is their breadth of detail. Often, classical references such as Greek key motifs or elaborate architectural mouldings combine with varying tones within a colour family, such as pinks or greys and soft, sumptuous fabrics. There’s rarely anything jarring in a Lori Morris interior, though there’s often lots of eye candy.

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Black suede wall panels with chocolate brown suede strapping details are finished with walnut trim in this gentleman’s lounge, which also features an original Deco chandelier and custom LMD furnishings and fretwork, fur, suede and velvet fabrics.

Probably the best thing to come out of her academic experience, she says, was meeting LMD master designer and the firm’s creative director, Julie Ballard, who has been there since she first went on her own and has played a fundamental role in the firm’s success. “She’s the master space planner, creating hand-drawn perspectives that help our clients to visualize the finished space,” says Lori, adding that Julie’s sheer drawing talent is a marvel. “Then the team goes about turning it into reality.”


“Design will always be in my heart –that’s what inspires and excites me.” “People always ask me what my inspiration is, and it’s difficult to answer,” she confides. “I’m inspired every day by architecture, graphic design, beautifully presented food, interesting people. I love rich fabrics and ornate designs. I love music – just about every kind, from classic rock and soul to modern country. I have a very artistic mind, and as an artist, you are constantly inspired every day of your life.” Her favourite clients are the ones who know enough to trust her and “just let me go,” she says. “I don’t mean just go away and let me present a finished product without any input. I mean, once you’ve given me your preferences, tastes, desires and inspirations, to just have faith and let me go. Because we have such a wide palette, we can give you exactly what you want.” Though the firm may be best known for its sumptuous and rich interiors, she points out, doesn’t mean you are locked into that look. “Just because you might have seen a frilly pink bath that I did and you want a clean Zen modern look, doesn’t mean you have to compromise.” Her often-restless imagination is leading the firm in two exciting new directions this year. One is LMD’s first branch office and showroom, in the Muskoka town of Port Carling, offering a more casual, country approach to her signature style. “I’ve been designing cottages for years and I thought it would be great to present to clients in that setting. It will show the full breadth of colour choices and designs, but in a softer, more woods-inspired way.” At the same time, she and her team are putting the finishing touches on an exclusive limited-edition branded product line, to be marketed initially through the company website, with the possibility of future expansion and perhaps, even a flagship store. But, like the artist she is, she is constantly looking forward to new ideas and new ways to express her art. “I want to be able to share our style globally, so that many people will have a part of LMD. But design will always be in my heart – that’s what inspires and excites me.” SUMMER 2017 35 ■


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280 FT. 1.9 ACRES SOUTH EAST EXPOSURE, 4 BEDROOMS, 4+1 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA $3,295,995 No Foreign Buyers Tax Applies

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760 FT. 1.06 ACRES, SOUTH WEST EXPOSURE, 5 BEDROOMS, 2+1 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA $3,495,500 No Foreign Buyers Tax Applies

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THE WELDER • 1½ oz Forty Creek Copper Pot Whisky • ½ oz Aperol • 1 oz Lemon Juice • 1 oz Chili Syrup Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled rocks glass and garnish with a chili.

THE PRIVATEER OLD FASHIONED

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A CULINARY

MILESTONE Executive Chef John Horne on Auberge du Pommier’s 30th Anniversary

By Leslie C. Smith Peter Oliver created Auberge du Pommier (“Inn of the Apple Tree”) in 1987 because he believed he could serve a better lunch than what was currently available in Toronto. Turns out he was right. Thirty years, and countless lunches and dinners later, he’s still right. Oliver – South African by birth, Canadian by choice – had already had successful careers in stockbroking and commercial real estate, but developing restaurants proved his true métier. He went on to form a partnership in 1993 with WelshCanadian chef Michael Bonacini, when the pair debuted downtown’s iconic Jump Restaurant, then proceeded on to Canoe, Biff’s Bistro, Luma, and over a half-dozen other upscale eateries. Today, Oliver & Bonacini is one of Canada’s leading finedining firms, operating 18 unique venues. John Horne was just nine years’ old when Auberge du Pommier opened. The future Chef had no idea then what his adult life would look like or how it was destined to intertwine so closely with that of the

restaurant. He just knew that he enjoyed spending afternoons in the family kitchen in Midland, Ontario, helping his mother and grandmother cook and bake from scratch, using fresh ingredients from his grandmother’s sizable garden. At age 13, desperate to buy a ten-speed bike, he got a part-time job washing dishes in a restaurant north of town. The chef there was also a good scratch cook, and John learned a lot watching him. That’s when he and his best friend, Greg Arthur, started talking about becoming line-chefs one day. Fast forward to John at age 23. A graduate of the Niagara College Culinary Management program, he had moved to London, England, to train under the auspices of Chef Ian Wood at the Almeida Restaurant. Late one night, the phone in his flat rang. It was Michael Bonacini, calling to offer John’s flatmate, fellow Torontonian and chef, Jason Bangerter, the job of Head Chef at Auberge. Jason wasn’t at home, so Michael and John ended up having a long conversation. It was the first time John had heard of the restaurant, but it certainly wouldn’t be the last. This serendipitous contact helped smooth the way one year

later, when Bangerter called to offer John a job on the line. From there, John moved up to Junior and then Senior Sous-Chef positions, over a seven-year period. Like most who’ve been to Auberge, John said he “fell in love at first sight” with the place and its worlds-apart ambiance. “Being a country boy, I loved the European cottage feel of the fireplaces, the stonework and the big wooden beams.” Then, too, the people he’s worked with – chefs, sommeliers, general managers, dishwashers, wait staff – were and are, in his words, “amazing, just like family.” Much of Auberge’s Old World charm, the antithesis of many hoity-toity Toronto dining establishments, is due to Peter Oliver’s influence. It was he, after all, who originally moved two 1860s woodcutters’ cottages from Hogg’s Hollow to their present location at 4150 Yonge Street, York Mills, adjoining them to a Long Room and surrounding the whole with a terrace and trellised garden. As well, to this day, he personally conducts every employee orientation, ensuring that the service from kitchen to table is impeccable. SUMMER 2017 51 ■


Much of Auberge’s

Old World charm, the antithesis of many hoity-toity Toronto dining establishments, is due to Peter

Oliver’s influence. Michael Bonacini continues to be involved with the culinary programs at all Oliver & Bonacini restaurants, as well as overseeing the design and construction of the firm’s new projects. His prowess as a chef is renowned throughout the country, a fact he has parlayed into a successful secondary career as a TV star, most notably as the soft-spoken personality on CTV’s MasterChef Canada. As for John Horne’s own career trajectory, he decided in the late 2000s to leave Canada for a season to broaden his knowledge of French cuisine, working at the restaurant in Crillon le Brave, a luxury hotel in Provence, France. “I was cooking French food and I wanted to really understand it, ”he says. “Why they use certain ingredients, how it varies from region to region. Then I came straight back, full of piss and vinegar, inspired by the passion the French have for their food.” He’s put that same passion and love for 52 SUMMER 2017 ■

local ingredients, into his work back home. In 2010, John became Chef de Cuisine at Canoe. Two years ago, he was appointed District Executive Chef of both Canoe and Auberge, working at the latter alongside Chef de Cuisine, Malcolm Campbell.

Canadian components but remains, au fond, unabashedly French. It is also a very romantic setting, a fact attested to by the sheer number of proposals, weddings and anniversaries it has hosted over the past 30 years.

John Horne has become a star in his own right, winning awards and accolades, a champion for the idea of Canadian cuisine. Most of us believe our country doesn’t have its own style, but he points out that we are a land of immigrants, of people who adapted their native recipes to locally farmed and foraged ingredients. Our huge land-mass and diverse immigration patterns mean that there are many fascinating Canadian variants across the nation but no one typical Canadian dish, just as there is no one typical Canadian.

You can include John Horne in that number. He met his wife, Bonnie Woo, there. He proposed to her there, going down on one knee in the deserted dining room on a Sunday afternoon. They even married there, on the patio one beautiful May day – making it a true romance trifecta. (Their two children – Kaitlyn, 4, and Mason, 11 months – were, however, conceived elsewhere.)

A taste of that Canadian difference subtly infuses many of the authentic French dishes Auberge du Pommier serves, just as the restaurant itself contains

Looking back at Auberge’s past three decades and the arc of his own life, John says: “I kind of grew up in there. It’s such a huge part of my life.” At only 39, the best part of his career still lies ahead, which means that Toronto fans of fine dining have yet another reason to celebrate.


Like most who’ve been to Auberge, John said he

“fell in love at first sight” with the place and its worlds-apart ambiance. Executive Chef John Horne (Left) and Chef de Cuisine Malcolm Campbell (Right)

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and inhabitant choices literally as varied as the fish in the sea. Each aquarium has the ability to turn into a defining signature piece of the owner.

Over the past 20 years, aquariums have become a staple showpiece in homes and offices around the world, but never before has the capturing natures greatest wonder, been so close.

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specializes in designing and building showpiece aquariums that have been popping up across the city. These private reefs flow seamlessly into the contours of your living space, creating living art that transports us away to an ocean vacation. Whether it is a coral reef in the office, a shark tank in the den or seahorses in the kitchen, the team at Reef Boutique is renowned for their ability to create unique and awe-inspiring displays.

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WONDERING WHAT MAKES AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING EXCLUSIVE? Today’s real estate market is hotter than ever and common advice from ordinary brokerages tells you to advertise to millions on multiple websites. Your property is neither, common or ordinary, so how do you keep your listing from getting lost in the thousands of other listings. It deserves the premier services of a Cayman Marshall exclusive listing; designed to deliver proven results. An exclusive listing with Cayman Marshall is a VIP level of concierge service uniquely created to get your luxury property front and centre to interested buyers: quality over quantity. Our dedicated team of agents know the difference between simply whipping up attention for a property and establishing credibility with serious buyers and sellers. We know that the exact buyer you need is the one who wants the inside track on only the best available properties. These are the buyers who have neither the time nor inclination to sift through hundreds of similar sounding descriptions on MLS. A Cayman Marshall exclusive listing means our agents will pre-qualify prospects and eliminate the “recreational” lookers. For

higher end properties, we may require bank documentation to prove serious interest before we show it. Our agents may work on a negotiated reduction on commission. These are all specific and/or custom conditions and details that you may want, unique to your listing and set out in the listing agreement. This ensures that every one of your expectations are met. We at Cayman Marshall don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to selling luxury Muskoka real estate. An exclusive listing starts with a personalized marketing plan rolled out to the more than 27,000 people in our database and visitors to our website. When you list exclusively with Cayman Marshall our team will have the sole right to showcase your property for the duration of the listing. Concessions can be made for other brokerages, but only for genuine qualified prospects. Regardless of whether you’re a motivated buyer or seller; an exclusive listing with Cayman Marshall is like having a seat on the 50 yard line and being inside the locker room. Let our experts quarterback your sale!


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ummer is a season for celebration.

Whether it’s

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Upon sale, gift or the death of the owner, tax will generally be owed on the difference between the fair market value and the adjusted cost base (ACB). The difference in those values can be substantial if the property has appreciated during ownership. That is when clouds can darken what has until now been a source of joy and happiness. In some cases, it may be necessary to sell the beloved family cottage in order to pay a hefty tax bill. It’s never too early to begin exploring tax planning strategies to help minimize the capital gains tax or defer the payment for as long as possible. You may want to consider these strategies: PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTION The principal residence exemption, if available, can shelter the gain on a principal residence from capital gains tax. A principal residence can include a vacation property, even if it’s not where you primarily live during the year, as long as you “ordinarily inhabit” it at some point during the year. A cottage is considered to be ordinarily inhabited by someone, even if that person lives in that property for only a short period of time during the year (e.g., during the summer months), as long as the main reason for owning the property is not for the purpose of earning income.

KEEPING THE STORM CLOUDS AT BAY: 4 Tips to Help Keep the Cottage in the Family

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s we pack away our skates, skis and toboggans, and peel off the layers of winter clothes, our thoughts drift wistfully to memories of summers past and our intoxicating hopes for the summer to come. Wonderful weekends at the family cottage, complete with boating, fishing, barbecues and bonfires. Oh Canada, how we cherish the relaxation of the summer cottage—but are there storm clouds on the horizon?

LIFE INSURANCE Although numerous planning ideas are available to reduce, defer or offset the tax liability that may arise on the cottage, one of the most common is the use of life insurance. You can purchase a life insurance policy to offset the tax liability upon death. Owners, however, often overestimate the amount and the cost of such insurance, so it’s important to speak with an expert about this option. USE OF A TRUST One way to own a vacation property is through a trust. People sometimes choose this method to avoid the deemed disposition of the property upon their death. A trust is not a legal entity. It is a relationship that separates the legal ownership of property from the beneficial use and enjoyment of that property. JOINT OWNERSHIP One common technique to avoid probate is to register title of the property in joint tenancy with right of survivorship (JTWROS), whereby each joint owner has an undivided interest in the entire property. This type of joint ownership means that upon the death of one owner, the property is owned solely by the surviving joint owner. This way, the joint owner may be able to bypass the estate so the property is not subject to probate.

For many, the family cottage is a second home; a meeting place where generations gather, creating invaluable memories. No matter who owns it, everybody probably has the same longing…to keep it in the family.

Given that these strategies are complex, tax and legal advice should be obtained when considering these options. With solid advice and advanced planning, you may be able to mitigate some of the potential issues and watch the lighter clouds roll in.

For taxation purposes, the cottage is considered a capital asset. That means, it’s subject to tax on capital gains.

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KITCHEN 70 SUMMER 2017 â–

By David Lasker


FORM, FUNCTION AND NOW, DRAMA. In the rarefied realm of high-end European kitchens, Eggersmann can claim several exclusives. One of them reposes proudly in the windowed front of the Toronto showroom: a kitchen island clad in natural stone. It’s not merely topped with the grey honed finished stone, but faced with the uncommon material on all drawers, sides, back as well as top. The resulting unity of colours and materials gives a striking, sculptural—even monumental— appearance to the island. Eggersmann is the only manufacturer with the technology to do it. “No other company has this capability,” said Anthony Binns, co-owner of the Toronto showroom on Yonge just south of St. Clair, during a recent interview. “Furniture has a continuous look and this should be represented in the kitchen as well. Our kitchens are moving in that direction, where with the same stone facing on the cabinet we create a monolithic block with a furniture feel. The fact that it’s all stone, in a kitchen, is so unusual that it grabs a lot of attention from passersby.” The island is Eggersmann’s Unique in Silver Moon, a natural quartzite that’s harder than granite and more scratchresistant than marble, limestone, onyx or slate. Eggersmann’s supplier quarries the Silver Moon in Brazil. In sheets half as thick as and lighter in weight than the standard 3/4-inch or one-inch thick countertop thickness, making them suitable for cabinetry doors. Thinner materials means less material overall, making the product more environmentally friendly than traditional options.

“THE FACT THAT IT’S ALL STONE, IN A KITCHEN, IS SO UNUSUAL THAT IT GRABS A LOT OF ATTENTION FROM PASSERSBY.” The stone is treated with a hand-rubbed sealer that impregnates the stone, improving the durability of the surface. “Clients have put our stone samples to numerous tests, which the finishes have passed with flying colours,” says Victoria Shaw, co-owner of Eggersmann Toronto . “The mitred edges and seamless closures reflect the quality, detail and precision of the workmanship that Eggersmann is known for,” says Binns. The cabinets are constructed with dowel-joinery, which is standard for bespoke furniture. “The interior of the cabinetry is completely sealed: fronts, sides, edges and back in the same material. This gives you a hermetically sealed cabinet that is resistant to spills,” he added. Not only won’t you see spacers on an Eggersmann kitchen, you can select cabinets that would flummox a team of CSI investigators with their lack of obvious handles or grips. Instead, concealed motorized openers take their cue from a gentle push on the door, regardless of your height, or if you’re sitting in a wheelchair. Folding pocket doors, doors that slide over one another, or flipper doors that lift, ensure total, unobstructed access to the cabinet interior.

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“WE HELP YOU CREATE YOUR LOOK, YOUR FEEL.” Tired of a knife block and the little scratches and gouges? You can have magnetic knife holders instead. As an added safety bonus, they hold the knife edge down. You’ll feel like a kid in an industrial-design candy store when you see the array of accessories—a world

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unto itself—available to make efficient use of the cabinet interiors. If you’ve breakfasted in a European hotel, you’ll know how Europeans enjoy their sliced breakfast meats. You’ll be delighted by the Eggersmann-only pop-up

domesticated version of a delicatessen electric meat slicer. Other inside options range from pepper grinders, spice jars, rolling pins, tear-off dispensers for aluminum foil and plastic wrap, bread box in a drawer and even bottle and condiment holders.


An under-sink suite of bins for garbage, recycling and composting may not be unusual, but with Eggersmann, the friction-fit assembly allows the bins and the nonslip bottom liner to be removed for easy cleaning. You can even specify a little broom and dustpan that stows in the space to whisk away stray crumbs. There is a plethora of additional inserts made from aluminum, light ash and dark oak to help keep your kitchen organized. You can also have drawer liners of leather or suede for those special drawers.

FORM, FUNCTION AND NOW, DRAMA. IN THE RAREFIED REALM OF HIGH-END EUROPEAN KITCHENS, EGGERSMANN CAN CLAIM SEVERAL EXCLUSIVES. Indeed, customization is another area where Eggersmann has a competitive edge. “We don’t work off standard modules. Each cabinet is built per design. Though Eggersmann is manufactured in Europe, it has been adapted for the North American Market,”Shaw says. Part of Eggersmann’s bespoke cabinetry includes the interiors. They can be customized to suit any client. Gesturing to the built-in bar with custom integrated stainless top and sink, Miele bar fridge, glassware shelving and integrated LED lighting, Shaw explains, “We can design anything for the interior of our cabinets. That’s what an Eggersmann kitchen is about: We help you create your look, your feel.”

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Turn East AT B A H A M A S BY SHELLY SCHLUETER

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There is no shortage of business philosophies extolling the benefits of effective team building. One tried, and true method is to take the team into a new environment to recharge and connect as a unit. After the Cayman Marshall team had met an ambitious sales goal, Todd Adair decided to do just that. To build anticipation he only told them the basics: pack for somewhere warm, bring their passport and plan to be away a week. It wasn’t until everyone gathered at the airport after being picked up by limo that he revealed their destination. Think fan palms swaying in balmy ocean breezes, insanely clear turquoise waters, deep powdery white sand, rum drinks with little umbrellas, think Caribbean. Turks and Caicos to be exact.

Determined to give his team the and combine some team building along the way, he decided a was in order.

Vacation Of a Lifetime

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Located 550 miles southeast of Miami, turn east at the Bahamas, where warm trade winds gently smooth away the harsh realities of a Canadian winter, like psychological botox. Home for the week? A private villa, complete with a cook, household staff, pool, tennis court, a life-size chess game and lush grounds. Three Dolphins Villa sits atop a quiet bluff overlooking Long Beach Bay, renowned for being one of the top kiteboarding spots in the Caribbean.

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The first three days were for the team to come together, then on day four spouses and partners flew in to enjoy the remaining time. Day one saw the group paddle boarding across a wavy and windy ocean channel to get to a secluded area of mangroves. Turtles, baby sharks, rays, and schools of fish darted and weaved below their boards. Day two, the pampered guests snorkeled in calm, clear waters around the third largest coral reef in the world. Afterward, they were taken to more shallow waters to hunt conch for a BBQ on a nearby deserted beach. Along the way, the

captain moored on a chalk white sandbar where the team decided to leave their mark, well more a temporary tattoo. Like precocious toddlers in a sandbox, they spelled out the initials CM and 200M, in the sand. A Cayman Marshall drone had been documenting the day, and this picture became the defining image of the trip. Finally, arriving at the private beach, there was another surprise waiting. A full steak, lobster, and chicken BBQ all laid out. No hunting needed. Day three was a horseback riding adventure along the sea shore.

On the surface, this may seem more like an extravagant vacation rather than a typical team building exercise, but look deeper. The book, Good to Great, talks about companies as flywheels. Massive, heavy objects that only move because of momentum —mass times velocity. It takes immense effort to get a flywheel going just an inch, but as you keep pushing together as a team, it starts to move faster and with each turn picks up speed, its weight propelling it forward. This is known as, “The Flywheel Effect.” The team at Cayman Marshall has put their collective shoulders to their flywheel and built steady momentum since 2012. So, what’s next? More ambitious targets? No question: but as they position themselves in the Toronto market, there is another closely held business philosophy that has and will continue to guide their momentum. “The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack,” from The Jungle Book. It reminds them even in the dog eat dog world of real estate; they are stronger as a team.

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CAYMAN MARSHALL ADVANTAGE “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” – Rudyard Kipling As owner and president of Cayman Marshall International Realty, allow me to share a bit about where we’ve come from, where we are today, and where we are headed. Five years ago, myself and three eager and energetic colleagues, opened the doors of Cayman Marshall for the very first time. Some of you may remember that 2012 was a turbulent time in the market and it seemed like every time something went wrong in the world, our buyers would freeze! Many predicted Cayman Marshall wouldn’t last a year, especially in such a competitive market. Our skeptics said we couldn’t start our own brokerage based on a “team model” and many said we certainly couldn’t start our own brand, create our own magazine, or succeed in scaling into other markets. Fortunately these people were wrong. Myself and every single person on the team proved them wrong. Together, we have solidified our brand in Ontario and we are now expanding into new markets and looking for new partners. It feels as though it’s been both a long time and a short time. Our achievements are modest and our company is still adolescent in the grand scheme of things. On the other hand, 5 years in a business that is rapidly changing and evolving is an achievement that we can be immensely proud of! It means that we have established ourselves – in fact, what we have done is build one of the largest Independent Brokerages in Ontario and certainly the fastest growing.

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From our humble beginnings in 2012, we now trade in excess of $200 Million per annum with our new goal to hit the $300 Million mark for 2017. We are also proud to work with over 400 international partners that help give us the horsepower it takes to dominate with foreign buyers. It is also no small feat, and of great credit to the team we have assembled, that every single year we have almost doubled our sales. Last year while considering this editorial I was watching a children’s movie called “The Jungle Book” and I was inspired by this quote: “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” This seemed to say what I was feeling perfectly. I could have never accomplished all of this on my own and this business is truly fun and rewarding when you surround yourself with people that have your back and share your victories. Strength really IS in the pack! Looking ahead, my conviction and resolve is to NOT make business decisions based on tradition but rather innovation and creative thinking; to empower my team to do amazing things, and to continue being the most successful “Wolf Pack” in luxury real estate. – Todd Adair

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MEET THE TEAM...

MIKE ARNOLD*

DAVE BEMMANN**

Sales Representative

Broker

With 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing, joining the Cayman Marshall team was a great fit for Michael. His “customer first” dedication to his clients has always resulted in successful long term relationships. With a passion for boating and water sports, Michael looks forward to enjoying all that the Muskoka Lakes has to offer.

With over 13 years of experience, Dave has become a top selling agent of luxury waterfront property in Muskoka. Dave lives on Lake Rosseau and spends much of his time on the water. His commitment to customer service, professionalism and honesty, provides his clients with an enjoyable and successful real estate experience.

TODD ADAIR*

President/Sales Representative

Todd made a name for himself in real estate back in 2011 when in Todd’s first year of selling, he earned the spot as the #1 Remax agent in Muskoka. That motivated him to continue on and become President of Cayman Marshall International Realty in 2012. In 2013, he became the majority shareholder and recently decided to purchase the entire company and dedicate 100% of his efforts into taking Cayman Marshall to the next level. Todd has created, built and sold various IT companies. Throughout his career, he has been known for breaking the mold and always moving against the grain – never satisfied with the ordinary but striving for excellence. Todd firmly believes that real estate isn’t about excelling at sales, but rather about being great at solving problems and caring for clients through exceptional service. In Todd’s down time you will find him buying, building or renovating his own real estate projects, on the water wakeboarding and kite surfing, or hacking up the fairways of a local golf course. Todd’s most important job is being a husband and father to his family of four.

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JEFF LIDDLE*

Sales Representative

Jeff entered into real estate in 2008 facing a down market and a recession in the echoes. Overcoming the odds, Jeff has now become a “top producer” in his industry. Raising his 2 boys alongside his wife and getting the occasional golf game in is what Jeff enjoys most when he’s not out selling.

KRISTIN McCREA

Office Manager/Personal Assistant to Todd Adair

As Todd’s personal assistant, Kristin oversees a variety of real estate contracting and building projects, office management including accounts receivable and payable and media relations for real estate TV shows. Her experience in operations and retail management has proven essential for the daily needs of both the Huntsville and Port Carling offices.

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CAT BROWN*

RAY DICKSON**

STEVE HADDOCK*

JESS KAYE*

Sales Representative

Broker of Record

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Growing up in Waterloo, Cat was fortunate enough to spend all of her summers at her family cottage on Lake of Bays. Cayman Marshall sought after Cat for her enthusiastic, positive attitude and Cat is now thrilled to be building a career in Sales with the Cayman Marshall Team.

Ray has been loving Muskoka for the past 40 years and is happy to call it home with his wife Johanna and their two boys. His passion for Muskoka is equally shared with real estate since first licensed in 2007.

Steve achieved sales of over $20M in 2016. He is a strong relationship builder, honest and dedicated. He maintains residences in Toronto and Muskoka and ties to both communities. His mantra and favourite quote is to “get up, dress up, show up and never give up”.

Jess prides herself on being born and raised in Muskoka, spending summers on the lakes and winters on the snowmobile trails. Jess’ understanding for Muskoka is what helps her succeed in making the real estate transaction successful and enjoyable for all her clients.

LAURA MORRISON*

AMANDA SHERIF

Sales Representative/Editor

Office Administration

Laura is originally from Oakville but moved to Muskoka to become a Realtor. Laura currently ranks as one of the top-producing agents in Muskoka with $50 Million in sales in 2016 specializing in luxury waterfront. Laura continually puts her client’s needs before her own and values trust and integrity as her cornerstone.

Growing up in Toronto, Amanda spent summers going to camp in Muskoka and always enjoyed the atmosphere and beauty the area had to offer. With over six years of experience in customer relations, Amanda is an ideal fit for the Cayman Marshall team.

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