From Brown to Green

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April 12, 2010

Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building­—and saw fertile ground for a unique, eco-minded new home.

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  After a long renovation, the former brownfield presents a domestic face, with thriving landscaping in the cleaned-up soil.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman
    After a long renovation, the former brownfield presents a domestic face, with thriving landscaping in the cleaned-up soil.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  A staircase leads up to the main bedroom; the stairs and the fireplace were designed by Fleming with the architects.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman
    A staircase leads up to the main bedroom; the stairs and the fireplace were designed by Fleming with the architects.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  In the living room, Adams relaxes on a chair by designer Scot Laughton while Fleming plays banjo.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman
    In the living room, Adams relaxes on a chair by designer Scot Laughton while Fleming plays banjo.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  The dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman
    The dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  The kitchen, which gets light from three sides, welcomes guests into the house.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman
    The kitchen, which gets light from three sides, welcomes guests into the house.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  Both the kitchen and the main bedroom blend polished concrete with white oak cabinets. Fleming spent almost six months building the house’s millwork, which lends the house a warm, bespoke quality.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman
    Both the kitchen and the main bedroom blend polished concrete with white oak cabinets. Fleming spent almost six months building the house’s millwork, which lends the house a warm, bespoke quality.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  In the upstairs studio Adams draws inspiration from collections of salesmen’s sample cans, Canadian early-20th-century ceramics, and Electrolux vacuum-cleaner piggy banks.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman
    In the upstairs studio Adams draws inspiration from collections of salesmen’s sample cans, Canadian early-20th-century ceramics, and Electrolux vacuum-cleaner piggy banks.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  The main bath has a concrete tub that Fleming cast to fit his wife’s body.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman
    The main bath has a concrete tub that Fleming cast to fit his wife’s body.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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