Spacious Victorian Reno

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

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.

  • Sources

    Coordinating architect, Will Hudson, Post Architects, Toronto (416) 694-2566 or visit postarchitecture.com; contracting, Rob Evans, Buildsmiths, Toronto (416) 873-0182; custom furniture, Commute Home, Toronto (416) 861-0521 or visit commutehome.com; Out to Brunch: At Mildred Pierce Restaurant by Donna Dooher and Claire Stubbs (Sterling, 2003), visit sterlingpublishing.com. Page 72: Artwork, Scott Griffin, email scottgriffinart@hotmail.com, or visit cukoocollection.com. Page 73: Gas range, Wolf, visit wolfappliance.com; table, stools, Queen West Antique Centre, Toronto (416) 588-2212; rug, West Elm, visit westelm.com; pot, tea towel, Mjölk, Toronto (416) 551-9853 or visit mjolk.ca; coffeemaker, Green Beanery, Toronto (416) 588- 7700 or visit greenbeanery.ca; artwork, Julie Davidson Smith, Kingston, Ont. (613) 531-8901 or visit juliedavidsonsmith.com. Page 74: Shag pouf, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com; Martha Sturdy wire sphere, orange bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit hollacecluny.ca; side chair, INabstracto, Toronto (416) 533-6362 or visit inabstracto.com; coffee table, Commute Home, as above; Paola Lenti rug, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto (416) 703-8300 or visit quasimodomodern.com; artworks, Scott Griffin, as above. Page 76: Dining table, pantry cupboard, Commute Home, as above; chairs, Elte, as above; vase, Smash, Toronto (416) 762-3113 or visit smash.to. Page 77: Bedroom: Throw, Hollace Cluny, as above; slippers, Mjölk, as above; artwork, Scott Griffin, as above. Stairs: Soap pump, wastebasket, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292orvisitgingersbath.com. Bathroom: Tub, showerhead, faucets, Ginger's, as above; fur throw rug, Absolutely Inc., Toronto (416) 324-8351 or visit absolutelyinc.com. 

  • Credits

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
    Lynda Reeves

    DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO
    Sheri Graham Delagran

    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    Jason Stickley

    SENIOR PRODUCER
    Ryan Louis

    STYLIST
    Reiko Caron

    EDITOR
    Andrew Noddin

    WEB ADMINISTRATOR
    Scott Polley

    ONLINE DESIGNER
    Jessica Piekarski

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