Ontario Design Magazine – January 2020

HOME AUTOMATION -- It’s getting smarter and smarter Home Automation systems are designed to be expandable, allowing you to build your scheme around the features that you require. The size of the property factors into the the cost, and for a comprehensive system, prices can range upwards from $50,000. However, because it is a relatively new technology,…

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Luxury Listed.ca Magazine – Summer 2019

Rose Barroso, founder and operations manager of Barroso Homes, is an award winning builder of modern and smart homes. Rose is enthusiastically hands-on, whether it’s during the design process of a new home or a renovation of an existing space, she has a zest for modern design and an eye for hidden possibilities.…

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Control4 Blog – September 2018

IT’S ABOUT BEING BRAVE AND PASSIONATE: ROSE BARROSO ON DESIGN AND LIFE When interior designer and builder Rose Barroso started out, women were treated differently than men in the industry—but she didn’t let that stop her. She took chances and her talent and reputation helped change the way women designers…

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TorontoHOME Magazine – Trends Issue 2018

DESIGN THAT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME A 45-year-old house, updated for today’s lifestyle, looks fabulous after all these years IN 1973, WHEN THIS OPEN-CONCEPT HOME in the Kingsway area of Toronto was built – inspired by acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater home in rural Pennsylvania - the idea of a Zen home would have been as…

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TorontoHome Magazine – The Winter Issue 2017

LIGHT-FILLED  S P A C E S A new Kingsway build is a contemporary take on an ivy-covered home For this Hartfield Avenue home, she made two compromises. To respect the more traditional architecture of the surrounding neighbourhood, she would tone down her usual approach, which is highly and boldly modern. “I wanted to respect the…

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Smart Home Mag – Fall 2017

 Building high-tech DREAMS - one home at a time   Control4 has become a staple in all of Barroso Homes’ builds. We want to stand out. We want to be at the forefront of what technology has to offer. And we want to keep thinking outside of the box. The Control4…

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Canadian Contractor Magazine – July/Aug 2017

WATERSHED MOMENT These flood-control regulations present a challenging scenario for any builder wishing to rebuild or renovate a home on the edge of these ravines. Rose Barroso and her Toronto-based company Barroso Homes (see our last issue for a profile) were ready to tackle these complexities when Rose sought approval…

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TorontoHome Magazine – Summer 2017

A growing raft of technologies is allowing us to create environmentally benign homes It’s coming: the day of the sustainable home. Technological innovations are moving us ever closer to homes that exert a soft footprint on the planet. Toronto Home asked builder Rose Barroso of Barroso Homes for her input…

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Canadian Contractor Magazine – June 2017

Canadian Contractor  Not a typical Spec builder By definition, a builder who buys a lot and builds a house with  view to findings a buyer later, is a "spec" builder.   But the term can have a little of the pejorative about about.  When Rose finds a site and embarks…

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Control4 Home Automation March 2017

BUILDING WITH CONTROL4: BARROSO HOMES SPOTLIGHT Over the years, our projects have become increasingly larger, more complex, more beautiful, and ultimately more technology focused. I have an awesome team backing me up all the way. We all have one common goal—to make beautiful, innovative communities one custom home at a…

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