MY SUMMER 2019 – Inspiration

"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." -- Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

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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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Luxury 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 – 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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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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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 word LUXURY triggers the want for plenty of conveniences such as, pools, saunas, in house gym, games rooms, fully climate controlled wine cellar, high end kitchen appliances and complete with home automation. This particular home is the Poster Child for LUXURY...

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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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ART House7

Contemporary, remarkable, eye-candy, bringing the outdoors indoors, does not begin to express the setting and beauty of this project. While most of the contemporary structure looks quite stunning, the real challenge lies in turning them into comfortable and cozy house which is more than eye candy.

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