Discover a stunning urban sanctuary as the owner of Dufflet bakeries and her husband Martin Kohn, of Kohn Shnier Architects, reveal the details behind their Queen Street West reno. See how they converted a simple corner-lot home into a private, contemporary 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.
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.