MY FALL 2019 – Inspiration

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."  -- Helen Keller

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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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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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The Thompson House

FOR SALE.... This Is Your Perfect Opportunity To Build Your Dream Home On This Majestically Site 80 X 152 Ft Lot  Backing Onto The 14th Hole Of The St. George Golf and Country Club In Toronto's West End.  The Club was honoured to be ranked No. 30 in the world in…

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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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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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Lady Luck House

HumberValley -- Etobicoke Approx.: 8,300 sq ft 4 Bedrooms - 7 Bathrooms Lot: 91' x 210' Quite possibly the most definitive attribute of this style is that it avoids the extremes such as the ornate character of traditional styles, as well as the extreme austerity of modern styles. This home…

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The Hillside House

HumberValley -- Etobicoke Approx 7,500 sq ft  5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms  Lot size: 105 x 315 The Architectural shape of this home was dictated by the uniqueness of this sites conditions and taking into account the lifestyle of a modern and busy family. It balances freshness with warmth and contrasts…

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