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Homes and Cottages - Space Race

Homes and Cottages - Space Race

November, 2017

 Finding a new home isn’t easy, especially when you don’t want to leave your neighbourhood. The solution? Turn your old house into a new one.

The owners of this mid-Toronto home searched for a couple of years to find a larger house more suited to their family. Although it was ideal when their children were small, it no longer worked for the couple and their two older teenagers, Amedeo Barbini of Barbini Corporation says.

“We couldn’t make it bigger but we could make it visually bigger by manipulating the focal point and materials used,” he says. He and interior designer Vanja Stephanek came up with a plan to transform the home, which is 810 square feet on the main floor, into a beautiful, open and functional space that would be suited to family living and entertaining. It would also make use of every inch.

Customer Feedback

Every detail of design and function was carefully considered and the result is a home that is a pleasure to live in everyday.


We just finished the project and have recently moved in and we can honestly say that we enjoyed the process from beginning to end.

Mary Lee Keefe & Guy Manuel

The layout of the rooms, the classic yet clean styling, the top-of-the-line materials, and the attention to detail were all immediately apparent the first time we saw this home.

Stephen Morrison

Your attention to a very elegant detailed design and quality throughout has put it in the forefront of new construction in Toronto.

J.H. Whiteside

His design truly anticipated our needs and the way we wanted to live in each of our homes.

N. W. Bud Purves