Curb Appeal Toronto West - ISSUE 03 • 2023

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Sales Representative #PH13 -20 Gothic Avenue, Toronto SEE MY FEATURE LISTING ON PAGES 10+11
Christine Simpson

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It was our lucky day when we decided to pick up the phone and call Ana Santos to sell our home. Listing, prepping, and selling our home with Ana and Sara was both a pleasure and an excellent decision. From our first meeting to when the house was sold, we always felt that they had our best interests in mind. They were easy to talk to and were always accessible, guiding us through the process with demonstrated knowledge/experience. When advising on price, Ana demonstrated an intimate and thorough understanding of the value of homes listed and sold in various locations in and around our neighbourhood. As such she was able to accurately estimate a value range (and handicap the risks) in this time of interest rate changes. Our home was beautifully staged. Updates were completed by experienced and personable professionals. Ana spent a great deal of time sourcing and designing the above, and she always consulted with us to ensure that we felt part of the process.

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COOKING IS THE SCIENCE OF HEATING FOOD TO A DESIRED TEMPERATURE. THAT TEMPERATURE NEEDS TO BE PRECISE TO ACHIEVE CONSISTENTLY GREAT RESULTS.

With traditional cooking equipment like your oven or stovetop, it’s impossible to precisely control temperature. Your oven can fluctuate up to 20º above or below the set temperature! As a result, it’s difficult and time consuming to consistently cook great food.

PERFECT RESULTS, EVERY TIME

Sous Vide (pronounced “sue-veed”) is a cooking technique that enables precision temperature control. Used by professionals for decades, it works by circulating heated water in a pot, cooking food to the exact set temperature. There’s only a 3º difference between a rare and mediumrare steak, so precision means perfection. This simple and approachable technique eliminates overcooked, dried out food and ensures edge-to-edge perfection every time you cook!

They say good things come in small packages, and the Anova Precision® Cooker Nano is no exception. Nano makes it easy to achieve fine dining results at home with a price point that won’t break the bank. It even connects to your phone via Bluetooth, allowing you to cook amazing meals with the touch of a button and monitor progress from any room in the house. Pair it with the Anova Culinary App for thousands of recipes to get you inspired in the kitchen and cooking like a pro in no time.

Whether it’s steak, chicken, fish, vegetables, or even crème brûlée, sous vide gives you results that are impossible to achieve with any other method. ◆

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FINGERLICKING GOOD Short Ribs

EATING HEALTHIER DOESN’T MEAN GIVING UP ON YOUR FAVOURITES — EVEN ONES YOU WOULD NEVER THINK COULD BE MADE INTO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOU.

Take this finger-licking-good recipe for Korean-style short ribs, which is low in sodium and could fit a kidney-friendly diet. It’s made by chef Kris Gaudet for the Kidney Community Kitchen, a Kidney Foundation website that offers tasty recipes, tips and expert advice on how to make cooking fun again, even if you have restrictions in your diet.

If you’re looking to cut back on beef, you can substitute pork tavern ribs, pork side ribs or pork back ribs. Whatever meat you choose, serve with steamed jasmine or basmati rice and enjoy.

KOREAN-STYLE SHORT RIBS

INGREDIENTS

• 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

• 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

• 2 tbsp white vinegar

• 2 tbsp granulated sugar

• 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce

• 1 tsp ground black pepper

• ½ yellow onion, finely chopped

• ½ bunch green onions, thinly sliced

• 4-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped

• 1 ½ lbs beef short ribs

• ½ cup water

DIRECTIONS

STEP ONE: In large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, water, vinegars, sugar, Sriracha and pepper. Add onion, green onion and garlic. Stir to combine.

STEP TWO: 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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Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 4
RECIPE

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A SUBURBAN OASIS

HARTY HOUSE, A SUBURBAN OASIS, IS A RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION PROJECT DESIGNED BY TORONTO-BASED DESIGN FIRM ATELIER SUN. THE DESIGN OVERCOMES THE CHALLENGE OF CONVERTING A COOKIECUTTER BUILDER HOME INTO A MINIMAL AND TRANQUIL LIVING SPACE.

Located in Ajax, a city on the east border of Toronto, the house was built in the 1980s under the mass-produced development madness with excessive structural elements such as columns and beams in the space.

PROJECT DETAILS

PROJECT NAME: Harty House

ARCHITECT/DESIGNER: Atelier Sun

TEAM: Andrew Sun, Cherie Yang, Nassila Oudahmane, Jacqueline Horne

MILLWORKER: Gold Palace

Woodworking

STAIRS: D2 Woodworking

CONTRACTOR: Amazi Image

AREA: 1700 sq ft

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By Atelier Sun | Photography by Joel Esposito
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“IT IS SUCH A CHALLENGING SITE. WE WERE SURPRISED TO SEE SEVEN COLUMNS FLOATING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROUND FLOOR WITHIN AN 850-SQUARE-FOOT FLOOR AREA. WE HAD TO INCORPORATE THE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS INTO THE FUNCTION AND AESTHETIC OF THE DESIGN BY MINIMIZING THE VISUAL CLUTTER OF THE EXISTING CONDITION AND EFFECTIVELY CREATING A MINIMAL AND COMFORTABLE LIVING EXPERIENCE,” ANDREW SUN NOTED.

The foyer has a welcoming nook wrapped in wood panels, integrating bench seating, a shoe rack, and a closet, creating a cozy atmosphere at the entrance of the house. Adjacent to the foyer, a floating staircase becomes the extension of the millwork. A wood panel stair wall not only acts as a privacy panel that marries the structural support of the stair, but also becomes the canvas that captures the beautiful shadow casting off the steps.

In the living area, a central beam and column are wrapped by wood finishes, with bronze-coloured accent details at the top and bottom. This acts as a sculptural piece that frees most of the original load-bearing walls in the space. The living room and workspace are on one side of the open floor plan and are designed with wooden millwork, which integrates storage, display, and flip-down tables. The kitchen and dining areas wrapped with wood panels are located on the other side. Wooden pocket doors lead to the hidden pantry, a dog shower, and a separate entrance to the garage.

With a four-bedroom and three-bathroom configuration on the 2nd floor, the design is still able to capture the hospitable atmosphere in the space.

The emphasis on natural material, delicate details, and intricate craftsmanship throughout the entire space reconnects the owner to a calming and peaceful lifestyle. ◆

Located in Toronto, Canada, ATELIER SUN is a multi-disciplinary design studio founded by ANDREW SUN in 2019 to focuses on interior architecture and interior design. Every project aims to discover the essential meaning of the space that has a strong connection to the local culture, functionality, and aesthetics.

With a strong focus on experience, functionality, and aesthetics, Andrew has 15 years of experience working on various range projects for hospitality, retail, and residential clients. As an Architectural and Interior designer, Andrew is driven by concept, spatial sequence, material, and aesthetics. ateliersun.com

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Cue the COLOUR

Colour is the most common, yet equally the most misunderstood and misused element in the decorating toolbox. While colour is often considered just a “background element,” as a designer I can’t stress the importance of colour enough. It expresses personality, affects mood and inspires different activities, from eating to conversation to work. In order to understand how colour can be used and what it can achieve, let’s start with the basics.

The primary colours are where it all begins. That spectrum of stunning shades all starts with various combinations of yellow, blue and red—the most basic of the bunch, yet arguably the most moving.

Yellow has a warming effect; an instant “merry-maker” that stimulates mental activity. For these reasons, yellow is an ideal choice for kitchens, living areas and offices. Yellow stands out before all other colours when placed against a black backdrop. It immediately has that “wow” factor, but when overused, yellow can have a disturbing effect.

Blue is the cool, calm and collected of the primaries. It may even lower blood pressure and heart rate, and is thus often used in bedrooms, living rooms and lounging areas. Gentle blues also make for an unconventional yet subtle neutral colour that goes beyond your basic beige. Alternately, rich blues like “peacock” can create a regal look. But beware the moody blues!

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Think about how you’ll use the room, who it will be used by, and how you want people to feel when they’re in it.

Last but not least, red is too hot to handle for some. This bold, fiery and intense hue evokes passion and warmth, and is right at home in both traditional and contemporary environments. But due to red’s hefty visual weight, it is often used in small, measured doses as an accent colour.

Another colour-palette consideration is fixtures. Finishes should be incorporated into your colour plan, not left as an afterthought. Trending ahead now lighting, matte cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures using in black and dominating interiors into the year ahead.

To some people who don’t know any better, colour is basic. To others, it’s just the beginning. Follow your heart to hues—and a home this New Year—that are a true reflection of you.

KATE DAVIDSON , is the founder and principal designer of Kate + Co Design.  For more than a decade the multidisciplinary interior design firm has been providing complete residential and commercial design services throughout North America.  Kate + Co is known for creating luxurious livable interiors.

kateandcodesign.com

@kateandcodesigninc

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ALWAYS CONSIDER ADJOINING ROOMS AND HALLWAYS WHEN CHOOSING A ROOM’S COLOUR PALETTE . FOR THE SAKE OF CONTINUITY AND GREAT VISUAL FLOW THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME, YOU GENERALLY WANT EVERYTHING WITHIN VIEW TO BE IN THE SAME COLOUR FAMILY.
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