Discover the stunning urban sanctuary of Toronto baker Dufflet Rosenberg and her architect husband Martin Kohn. See how they converted a simple corner-lot home into a private and modern retreat. Learn why they relocated the entrance to the side of the house, lowered the grade in the main floor kitchen, left one living room wall blank, and designed their own sleek steel staircase. H&H style expert Ryan Louis demonstrates how to create a statement lamp on a budget using recycled ceramic or glass vessels, masking tape, a power drill and wiring kit. He shows off three contemporary lamps he created, each for under $30! Finally, Cameron MacNeil explains how he transformed a small and outdated bathroom into a sophisticated space with a freestanding soaker tub, marble wall and floor tiles, an open-base vanity, and large mirrors.
Kohn Shnier Architects, Toronto (416) 504-7508 or visit Kohnshnierarchitects.com. Back deck: Wood-block table, Stylegarage, Toronto (416) 534-4343, 1-866-534-4343 or visit Stylegarage.com. Kitchen: White bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit Hollacecluny.ca; artwork, Bicycle Racers by Christopher Reed (ink drawing), Toronto (416) 937-5986.