Suzanne Dimma tours a contemporary 14,000-square-foot home, complete with open-concept rooms, stunning full-height windows and mid-century modern furniture. (Plus a to-die-for custom kitchen!) Plus, a 30-year-old kitchen gets a dramatic makeover with fresh fixtures, added storage and seamless white panelling. Cameron MacNeil explains how moving the dining room entrance, opening up the space to include a stunning marble island, and investing in bare-oak floors added a new, contemporary feel to the dated kitchen. Finally, Brian Gluckstein's senior decorator, Michelle Hanna, leads us through her narrow yet well-appointed home. Learn her tips for renovating a layout, installing built-in storage, maximizing space and displaying treasured antiques.
Interior design, Arriz Hassam, principal, 3rd Uncle Design, Toronto (416) 504-5890 or visit 3rduncle.com; architectural design, Trevor Abramson, Abramson Teiger Architects, Los Angeles (310) 838-8998 or visit Abramsonteiger.com; contractor, Ross Gilmore, SCE Construction Management, Toronto (416) 236-0276 or visit Sceconstruction.com; millwork, Two Degrees North, Toronto (416) 531-4033. Family room: Lounge chairs, Kiosk, Toronto (416) 539-9665, (416) 601-1661 or visit Kioskdesign.ca; Minotti sofa, Interior Elements, Toronto (416) 928-0222; Serge Mouille floor lamp, resin bowl, embroidered throw pillows, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit Hollacecluny.ca; sculpture, Kuda Furniture & Homewares, Toronto (416) 463-4805 or visit Kudafurniture.com; area rug, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com. Dinette: E15 dining table, Klaus by Nienkämper, Toronto (416) 362-3434 or visit Klausn.com; light, Artemide, Toronto (416) 628-6718, Montreal (514) 788-3788 or visit Artemide.ca; Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs, Kiosk, Toronto (416) 539-9665, (416) 601-1661 or visit Kioskdesign.ca. Kitchen: Kitchen, Bulthaup, visit Toronto.bulthaup.com; faucets, Franke, call 1-877-6FRANKE or visit Frankecanada.com; BDDW stools, Hollace Cluny, as above; white bowls, Elte, as above. Living room: Pony hair rug, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit Angusandcompany.com; Minotti sectional, leather chairs, Interior Elements, Toronto (416) 928-0222; leather tile flooring, Blackstock Leather (to the trade), call 1-800-663-6657 or visit Blackstockleather.com for information; Saarinen side table, Queen West Antique Centre, Toronto (416) 588-2212; coral end table, South Hill Home, Toronto (416) 924-7224 or visit Southhillhome.com; custom fireplace, SCE Construction Management, Toronto (416) 236-0276 or visit Sceconstruction.com; white bowls, Elte, as above; black resin bowl, Hollace Cluny, as above. Pool: Pool, Todd Pools, Stouffville, Ont. (905) 640-7665 or visit Todd-pools.com.