Decorating & Design

August 27, 2018

This Modern Farmhouse Is The Perfect All-Season Getaway

Stephanie Nerlich reimagines a century home near Grand Valley, Ontario, as a year-round escape where her modern family can unplug. 

“One of my favorite things about this place is the amazing quiet. This is our weekend home and my husband, Chris, and I dream of retiring here someday. The house is a little more than an hour from Toronto, where I work in advertising and Chris works in the music business.

After we bought the house, we painted everything white and called it a day, because that’s what the budget allowed for at the time. Thankfully, in 2012, my friend Sarah Richardson came to our rescue and redid the kitchen for her television show Sarah 101. Two years ago, we finally did a complete renovation. With the help of architect Andrea Macecek at Ma+ch and our builders, Caledon Building & Design, we rebuilt the addition, tying in the traditional hallmarks of the home with a modern, open-concept family room and dining area. We also added a spacious master bedroom with the kind of closet space I’d always dreamed of having.”

Click through to see inside the serene all-season escape!

Author: As told to Sydney Loney

Kim Jeffery


House & Home July 2018