Curb Appeal Toronto West - ISSUE 04 • 2022

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Kristofer Lawson Sales Representative

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112 High Park Avenue, Toronto

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AN ELECTRIC CAR CHARGER AT HOME

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KOREAN-STYLE SHORT RIBS Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 4

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STEP T WO: Add short ribs to a resealable plastic bag and coat with marinade. Remove as much air from bag as possible to get a tight seal. Let marinade for at least 12 hours; 24 hours would be preferable. STEP THREE: Line a large baking sheet with foil. Remove ribs from marinade and remove onions and garlic left on ribs. STEP FOUR: Wrap ribs in tinfoil and bake at 250°F for three hours. Unwrap and serve ◆ newscanada.com


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START WITH AN ENERGY AUDIT All green renovation should start with an energy audit to ensure the projects you want to do are right for your home. A certified energy auditor can identify your home’s exact needs, setting a baseline for what needs to be done, and can expose what options may exist to gain government grants. START SMALL Great things often come in small packages, and sustainability in the home doesn’t have to be expensive or a huge undertaking. Major renovations often aren’t necessary to increase energy efficiency; smaller projects like air sealing offer an easy, high-impact and costeffective option with great results.

SUSTAINABLE RENOVATIONS TOP TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME ECO-FRIENDLY

AS CANADIANS PREPARE FOR RENOVATION SEASON, IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO CONSIDER HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME SUSTAINABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WHILE STILL LOOKING GREAT. Whether inside or outside the home, Canadians are ready to make changes to their living spaces. But why not make a change for the environment too? While some renovations can be harmful to the environment, sustainable renovations are done to increase home efficiency and ensure minimal environmental impact, all while still remaining cost effective for homeowners. Taking into account energy use, materials and their impacts and how the home works as a system can ensure that any green renovation is as efficient and ecofriendly as possible.

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Ahead of his appearance onstage at this year’s National Home Show, Christopher Phillips, Founder of green renovations firm Greening Homes, shares a list of things to consider when undergoing a sustainable renovation to make your home healthy, energy efficient and beautiful.

HERE ARE FIVE TIPS FOR GREEN RENOVATIONS TO CONSIDER TO ENSURE YOU’RE PLANTING THE SEEDS FOR SUCCESS:

LOOK AT THE HOUSE AS A SYSTEM What affects one area of a house can affect another—improved insulation and sealing can create indoor air quality issues by preventing proper ventilation if airflow isn’t considered. Considering the house as a system optimises green renovations and prevents problems in other areas. BEWARE OF EMBODIED CARBON New materials are often cost-effective, but awful for the environment. Upgrades containing embodied carbon can create issues in the years to come, especially if you’re aiming to create a net-zero carbon emission home. Opt for natural materials to keep your home green long-term. TAKE A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO GREEN Though often synonymous, green renovations don’t just refer to energy-efficiency. Taking into account the five pillars of sustainability— responsible waste management, careful material selection, efficient design, ensuring indoor air quality and smart transportation— ensures that all elements of your renovation are sustainable, creating a 360-degree package that you can feel great about.

Hear more green renovation tips from Phillips at this year’s National Home Show, happening April 15 - 24, 2022 at Toronto’s Enercare Centre. Get tips and tricks from leading industry professionals about the best ways for you to undergo your own green renovations. For more information, visit www.torontohomeshows.com.


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This Kingsway home comes with personality & a modern twist! Checks all the boxes + some…4 bedrooms, big principal rooms, main floor powder room, master bedroom retreat with a spectacular view capturing magnificent sunsets! Glamorous ensuite bath, spacious dressing room, screened summer room, sun-lit library with 12’ ceiling & attached garage! It’s a special lot with a secret side yard. Enchanting vista of beautiful trees gives a sense of living in a forest. Near Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, parks with tennis & rink, Humber River with walking, bike trails & one block from Kingsway mansions. It’s an irreplaceable charmer! See more at 10Walford.com

Chic brand new contemporary build in coveted Kingsway! Stunning limestone exterior, sun-filled interior! Glamorous finishings include wide plank oak flooring, open concept chef’s kitchen/ dining/great room with walk out to privacy terrace overlooking a wonderland of towering Kingsway trees. 4+ bedrooms including glamour master suite, stylish baths, top line Gaggenau appliances, wall paneling, designer light fixtures. Attached garage with mud room, lower level entertainment room & walk-out to covered porch & big private garden, nanny/teen suite/ gym. This is a spectacular & solid build 2 blocks to Lambton Kingsway Junior School, near subway, shops & all the best the Kingsway offers. Near some of Toronto’s best golf! Tarion warranty. See more at 101Government.com

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Luxur y 4+1 bedroom family home in the heart of The Kingsway & it’s a showstopper! Features spacious & elegant principal rooms, eat-in kitchen open to family room with rich custom built-ins, finished lower level. Beautiful master suite with vaulted ceiling, dressing room & sumptuous bath, kids will have a hard time choosing which sweet & lovable bedroom to call their own! This is such a perfect home & has been impeccably maintained, inside and out. Has all the bells & whistles The Kingsway has to offer…walk to subway, Bloor shops & dining, great schools & home to some of Toronto’s best golf. See more at 169TheKingsway.com

The Kingsway! A family home you can fill with love! 4 bedrooms, open concept kitchen/ family room, main floor powder, beautiful primary bedroom with luxury ensuite & tons of closets, finished basement with gym, lots of space for family to spread their wings & a backyard summer oasis with inground pool! On a child-friendly street near LKS Junior/Middle School with park, skating, tennis, Bloor shops, subway, dining, cafes, cinema. Run don’t walk over to 90 Dunedin Drive because this is a great one! See more at 90Dunedin.com

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ROBERT STREET

Residences

By Taylor Smyth Architects | Photography by Tom Arban Photography Inc.

Two adjacent contemporary houses in a Victorian Toronto neighbourhood, designed by the same architect and for the same client, subtly respond to the local vernacular and to each other, while expressing their own unique characters. Designed and constructed over a span of 10 years, the first house was completed in 2011, and the second house in 2021.

The 3,000 square foot residences are located on a unique street in the heart of downtown Toronto, which is a heritage district with mostly historically-designated houses. Here, approval to build is overseen by Heritage Preservation Services, which generally mandates a traditional style. However, the existing houses on both lots were 1960’s bungalows with no architectural merit.

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PROJECT DETAILS TEAM: Michael Taylor, Partnerin-Charge; Marco Bonatti, Project Architect LOCATION: Toronto, ON SIZE: Residence I: 3,000 sq ft; Residence II: 3,500 Square Feet COMPLETION: Residence I: 2011; Residence II: 2021

Both the client and architectural partner, Michael Taylor, felt that trying to build a new house to replicate the style of the old houses on the street would not be successful, nor was it appropriate to attempt. Instead, he and his design team set out to find ways to reference the surrounding Victorian vernacular through scale, proportion, and colour. A distinctive feature of many of the old houses on the block was a vertical gable and front porch. This inspired the configuration of ▹

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the front façade of the first house with a projecting two storey bay window that picks up on the proportion of these gables, and the inclusion of a front porch. However, instead of treating these as two distinct elements, the porch and the bay window are unified into one composition that folds up from the porch overhang to become the surrounding frame of the bay window.

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The second house also has a porch that continues the sequence of porches of the adjacent cottage-style Victorian houses. The tall second floor windows are each surrounded by a projecting metal frame, and set into a red brick façade. Randomly sized, they evoke the dormer windows of the neighbouring houses in a contemporary composition. One of the challenges was to hide the garage doors, since there are no other garage doors

to improve energy efficiency. The ground floor features in-floor radiant heating, which provides significant energy savings during the winter months. Flat roofs were built with continuous insulation on top of the deck, rather than with insulation in-between joists, enabling a superior level of insulation and eliminating thermal bridging. The front driveway features a minimal footprint (2 parallel strips), built with permeable pavers to maximize natural water absorption. Both houses are organized around a central skylit atrium with abundant natural light, and have custom canopies above the terraces, which maximize passive heat gains in the winter, while also providing shade in the summer. For more information - taylorsmyth.com

facing the street. The solution for both houses was to clad the surfaces of the ground floor façade—the garage door, walls, front door, and the soffit of the porch—with the same material. The team sourced a panel product called Trespa, a high-pressure compact laminate panel based on thermosetting resins, homogeneously reinforced with wood-based fibers with a printed surface layer that looks like oak and is virtually indistinguishable from real wood, except that it is maintenance free. The client acted as the general contractor for both houses, as well as contributing to the interior design. Her intention was to occupy the first house and then sell it once the second house was complete and ready for her to move into. Lessons learned from the design and construction of the first house were applied to the second house, including design features

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Spectacular High Park Home! $3,398,000 112 High Park Avenue 4 + 1 Bed | 6 Bath

Welcome to this spectacular and super spacious 3 storey High Park home! This fabulous four bedroom has been professionally rebuilt from top to bottom and offers over 3600 square feet of contemporary living space on four levels. Fantastic main level with high ceilings, a generous open plan living and dining area with walkout to deck, large custom chef’s kitchen with waterfall granite island, wine fridge, bar sink and top of the line appliances, walk-in pantry, home office, powder room and mudroom. Second level has a lovely guest suite with ensuite and private deck and two additional large and bright bedrooms with ensuites. The laundry is conveniently located here. Third level features a gorgeous primary retreat with walk-in closet, deck and a stunning, spa-like 6 piece ensuite with steam shower, bathtub nook & heated floors. The lower level is a great space with a family room, bar kitchen, heated floors and 3 piece bath, ample storage and a walkout. The exterior has a private heated drive with triple garage and 7-car parking, a spacious and sun filled yard with deck, patio and hedging. Desirably located steps to glorious High Park, the subway, and Bloor St shops & restaurants. Cycle or stroll through the park to the lakefront. Walk to top local schools including Humberside Collegiate, Ursula Franklin. Don’t miss out on this modern and splendid turn-key home with loads of luxurious amenities and plenty of room for friends and family!

Contact us today to book your private tour.

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LAKE FRONT LUXURY BY DESIGN

By Diana Rose Design | Photography by Mike Chajecki

CHOOSING A COLOUR PALETTE CAN BE A CHALLENGING PART OF THE INTERIOR DECORATING PROCESS, WITH SO MUCH CHOICE AND NOT ALWAYS A CLEAR VISION OF WHERE TO START. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF AMONG THE LOST, JUST LOOK AROUND AND YOU’LL FIND THAT INSPIRATION IS ALL AROUND YOU. FOR THIS BRANDNEW, CUSTOM-BUILD HOME, ALL I HAD TO DO WAS LOOK OUT THE WINDOW FOR MY COLOUR CUES. I wasn’t the only one drawn by the view. The lakefront community also attracted the homeowners and my clients, a family of three and their little pup. They were clearly enamoured by the water outside, so I decided to invite and let it influence the colour palette . The 3,800-sq.-ft. home features five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a stunning main living area, with a modern clean aesthetic with an eye to the breathtaking view of the lake. The three-storey layout was designed to maximize the seasonal beloved views, with an open-to-above main living area and large windows that flood the upper and lower levels with natural light and scenery.

DIANA ROSE is the Principal and Creative Director for Diana Rose Design. Nationally published known for creating tailored interiors that enhance and complement your lifestyle. Servicing Toronto & GTA, Muskoka. @ DianaRoseDesign • www.DianaRose.design

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We also used the home’s strong vertical configuration to put our chosen colour palette into deeper context (pun intended). Our hues were not just inspired


by the ocean’s colours, but by its layers as well. Thus, we visually organized our colour scheme in tiers to match. The bright “sunlit” level boasts lighter hues in areas like the kitchen, dining and living room. As you move into the more-intimate family lounge and bedrooms, you can feel a distinct change into what can be described as a darker, more cocoon-like look and feel.

The main feature wall became another focal point, secondary to the view. It spans the home’s three levels, and was finished in a silver/gray wallpaper boasting an organic pattern that mimics large ocean waves. This feature wall is commonly visible across each of the home’s levels, creating a sense of continuity throughout. To balance the blue tones and complete our oceaninspired aesthetic, we incorporated black, silver, green and sand-coloured accents. The staircase accent wall is painted in dark metallic hue, adding a nice dose of drama. Never overlook the accessories. Here nature-inspired accents, such as driftwood,

green plants, and a cluster of marble coffee tables that echo the look of seashells, served to bring my aquatic motif to life.

TIP: You can create a feature wall in any size of room, by following a few tips. When choosing your wall, consider where the eye is drawn to when you first enter the room. This is where to focus your attention—and if all goes well, everyone else’s, too. Consider a bold colour contrast, in the form of paint or a really great wallpaper or apply custom mouldings. Be bold and push the boundaries. Remember, the goal is to make it stand out. If you get tired of it eventually of have second thoughts, it’s a relatively small area to change in the future. Angle a furniture grouping to face it, acting as a conversation-starter. As a final step, ensure your feature wall is well-lit.

When designing this home’s interior, I found myself continually looking outward for cues on colour, texture and esthetic. And with a stunning view like this, which served as an equally strong inspiration, I found that I had plenty to work with. The result is a modern family retreat with a style as cool and fresh as an ocean breeze. ◆

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