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In This Segment

Discover the recipe for a bold, open-concept home. Chef and food stylist Claire Stubbs opened up her cramped Toronto semi to make it more modern and airy — resizing or relocating nearly every wall, door, window and staircase in the process. See how she transformed the main floor with a walnut and marble dream kitchen, dining area for 12, modern fireplace wall, and a living room with a hidden TV. Plus, learn how stacked staircases and widened doorways with sliding doors made the second and third floors bright and expansive.

See more photos of this home in our February 2011 issue.

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Coordinating architect, Will Hudson, Post Architects, Toronto (416) 694-2566 or visit; contracting, Rob Evans, Buildsmiths, Toronto (416) 873-0182; custom furniture, Commute Home, Toronto (416) 861-0521 or visit Dining room: Dining table, pantry cupboard, Commute Home, as above; chairs, visit; vase, Smash, Toronto (416) 762-3113 or visit; artwork, Scott Griffin, email, or visit Kitchen: Gas range, Wolf, visit; table, stools, Queen West Antique Centre, Toronto (416) 588-2212; rug, West Elm, visit; pot, tea towel, Mjolk, Toronto (416) 551-9853 or visit; coffeemaker, Green Beanery, Toronto (416) 588- 7700 or visit; artwork, Julie Davidson Smith, Kingston, Ont. (613) 531-8901 or visit Living room: Shag pouf, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit; Martha Sturdy wire sphere, orange bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit; side chair, INabstracto, Toronto (416) 533-6362 or visit; coffee table, Commute Home, as above; Paola Lenti rug, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto (416) 703-8300 or visit Bedroom: Throw, Hollace Cluny, as above; slippers, Mjolk, as above; artwork, Scott Griffin, as above. Bathroom: Soap pump, wastebasket, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit; tub, showerhead, faucets, Ginger's, as above; fur throw rug, Absolutely Inc., Toronto (416) 324-8351 or visit



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Reiko Caron


Andrew Noddin


Scott Polley


Jessica Piekarski

Runtime: 5:38
Released: July 18, 2011
Featuring: Claire Stubbs
Channel: Home Tour