We love showing an array of homes from across the globe, but now it’s time to find out which ones our readers like best. Do you prefer a classic Maritime home on the shore, a rustic country cabin, a Cali-style ranchhouse, or a grand Addison Misener Palm Beach escape? Vote for your top pick below and tell us why in the comments! The winning house will be announced in our December issue, on newsstands from November 11.
Voting is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!
A Soothing Craftsman-Style Abode In Vancouver
The Homeowners: Lisa and Scot
Why We Love It: The airy palette sets the tranquil tone in this West Coast family home that’s owned by two busy banking finance execs who need a space to recharge. “We tend to like a relaxed, layered, somewhat imperfect look,” says designer Cathy Radcliffe. Sanding down the home’s original wide-plank fir floors and painting the box mouldings a soothing white creates a modern Scandi effect to complement the Arts & Craft architecture. See more of this home here.
A Bold Toronto Home Inspired By South Africa
The Homeowner: Denise Zidel
Why We Love It: In one word, color! This home, owned by retailer Denise Zidel of Snob, is both an homage to her South African birthplace and a celebration of juicy orange, red and yellow. She’s not shy about blending in pattern either, seamlessly mixing statement art and objects from her travels, while maintaining a comfortable feel in her contemporary home. “I feel a surge of energy when I walk in the door,” says Denise. We concur wholeheartedly. Watch Denise tour her home on H&H TV here.
A California-Cool Family Home In Hamilton
The Homeowners: Alex and Jim Cooper
Why We Love It: This formerly dark and dated ranch-house easily doubles as a SoCal bungalow. Designer Sam Sacks was able to perfectly translate the couple’s desire for Palm Springs style with a combo of oiled white oak floors, white cabinetry and low sofas swathed in nubby linens. “We wanted to the space to feel laid-back and breezy, yet pulled together with point of view,” says Sam. See more of the home here.
A French Château-Inspired New-Build In Toronto
The Homeowners: Sylvia and Koko
Why We Love It: This new-build has all the hallmarks of a heritage home with tons of character. Designers Erin Feasby and Cindy Bleeks delivered a design that was a little bit Parisian and a little bit West Coast minimal. “As if Coco Chanel were living in California,” concurs Sylvia. The result is a French château crossed with a clean, pared-back look. Magnifique! Watch a tour of this home on H&H TV here.
A Connecticut Georgian With Coastal Charm
Why We Love It: Designers Tommy Smythe and Lindsay Mens Craig put a fresh twist on a coastal chic in a seaside Connecticut home. This century-old stunner kept its charming maritime feel with restful blues, seafaring prints, white denim sofas and well-loved antiques for a layered look. “All the colors we used in the house were derived from the sand, the sky, the grass and sea,” notes Tommy. See more of this stunning home here.
A Rustic Country Home Turned Full-Time Residence In Mulmur, Ontario
The Homeowners: Melody and Bill Duron
Why We Love It: This weekend home (comprising of a Pan-Abode and a barn) is rustic above all, but kitted out with clever upgrades. “It’s a magical place. We’ve had this home together for 24 years — it’s the longest time we’ve had a residence in our lives,” says designer Melody Duron. When this farmhouse, dubbed Lyric Pond, became her full-time home, she and husband Bill wanted to keep the authenticity above all but this country home is seamlessly modernized for year-round comfort. See more of this quaint log home here.
A Nature-Inspired Cottage In Muskoka
The Homeowners: Ken and Renee Metrick
Why We Love It: A modern design that celebrates the surrounding landscape makes this getaway the perfect place to relax and get it touch with nature (and family). “I wanted it to be spa-like — serene without a lot of clutter,” says Renee. This cottage is contemporary and polished as the family’s Elte stores, with floor-to-ceiling windows for jaw dropping views of the water and surrounding rocks. See more of this striking cottage here.
A Peaceful & Picturesque Muskoka Lake House
Why We Love It: Sunlit rooms, quiet corners and breathtaking views make this Muskoka lake house a haven of tranquility. Designer Sloan Mauran brought her trademark style to this project, which is sprinkled with impressive artwork and sculpture. “I wanted all the spaces to feel different but with a continuous flow,” notes Sloan. Oak boards envelop the walls and cedar planks line the ceiling for a luxe, yet very Canadian, setting. Tour the rest of this home here.
An Elegant Parisian Pied-Á-Terre
The Homeowners: Jackie Kai Ellis
Why We Love It: The romance of Paris is perfectly captured in Jackie Kai Ellis’s lovely French apartment. All the well loved Parisian trademarks are here: from an ornate marble fireplace and beautiful paneling, right down to the lace curtains on the French doors in her super chic black bathroom. “I wanted to hold on to some of the quirky personality that shows what the space use to be. I never thought of taking it out: it’s so beautiful and rare,” says Jackie. Escape to Paris and see more of her opulent abode in our September 2019 issue.
A Sophisticated Palm Beach Sanctuary
The Homeowner: Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
Why We Love It: This landmark 1920s home by the great architect Addison Misener has an enviable pedigree. Owner Maxine Granovsky Gluskin had it redone in a giddy and gutsy blend of past and present. “I wanted to give the house a much more updated, modern feel while still keeping the beautiful elements of the architecture and design,” says Maxine. The result is fresh and forward, with a slight 1960s/70s sexiness and urbanity. See the rest of this Palm Beach sanctuary in our October 2019 issue, on newsstands September 9.