Designer Michael Angus tells Arren Williams how his idyllic rural retreat came to be.
“I’m so grateful to be able to walk out the door and see endless fields,” says designer Michael Angus of the home he and his partner, Glen Munro, bought in 2018 in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, northeast of Toronto. Built in 1858, the classic Canadian Victorian red brick farmhouse sits on 10 and a half hectares and was discovered after five years of hunting for the perfect place to reflect the designer’s trademark style. Angus & Company, Michael’s eponymous Toronto home store, was relished by tastemakers from 2000 to 2016, when he closed up shop and moved to the country, first to Elora, Ontario, then to the farmhouse two years later. I chatted with Michael about the 3,500-square-foot house, as well as his favorite pieces collected over the years!