Decorating & Design

December 13, 2018

Every Room In This Stunning Church Conversion Is Worth Pinning

This home tour was originally published in the January 2014 issue of House & Home. 

In an iconic corner of downtown Toronto sits a huge red-brick Romanesque revival church that was deteriorating until developer Matthew Kosoy bought it in 2007 and transformed it into four luxury freehold residences, keeping one for his own growing family. Matthew and his wife, Ali Yaphe, co-owner of the elegant rug and textile company Y&Co, Ali’s cousin architect Anthony Fieldman and local designer and friend Mazen El-Abdallah conspired to bring life back to a building that had been stripped of much of its original character. For nearly two years, they worked to create a “kick-your-shoes-off” family home. And indeed the transformation has fired up this crumbling old building — a house love story if ever there was one. Click through to see inside.

Author: Catherine Sweeney

Donna Griffith


House & Home January 2014


Mazen El-Abdallah