Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario

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November 5, 2013
When a family couldn’t part with a traditional Edwardian, their architect introduced a world of design inspiration instead. Read Full Article
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  Architect Drew Mandel updated a house in Toronto to look modern and cozy. The clients desired a warm material base for the interior so Mandel used American walnut for the flooring, millwork, and staircase. Loire limestone covers the landing below the steps and Calacatta marble clads the kitchen counters and island.  Photo by: Shai GilCourtesy of: Shai Gil
    Architect Drew Mandel updated a house in Toronto to look modern and cozy. The clients desired a warm material base for the interior so Mandel used American walnut for the flooring, millwork, and staircase. Loire limestone covers the landing below the steps and Calacatta marble clads the kitchen counters and island.

    Photo by: Shai Gil

    Courtesy of: Shai Gil

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  Mandel mounted the fireplace in a blackened-steel frame, which echoes the window and door treatment on the house’s new facade.  Photo by: Shai GilCourtesy of: Shai Gil
    Mandel mounted the fireplace in a blackened-steel frame, which echoes the window and door treatment on the house’s new facade.

    Photo by: Shai Gil

    Courtesy of: Shai Gil

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  A sliding door by Bauhaus Fine Windows and Doors leads from the addition into the backyard. A sectional and floor lamp purchased from local shop Structube, Ikea rug, and Plaisir table by Formstelle for Zeitraum outfit the living room. Artist Rebecca Rodgers created the abstract painting.  Photo by: Shai GilCourtesy of: Shai Gil
    A sliding door by Bauhaus Fine Windows and Doors leads from the addition into the backyard. A sectional and floor lamp purchased from local shop Structube, Ikea rug, and Plaisir table by Formstelle for Zeitraum outfit the living room. Artist Rebecca Rodgers created the abstract painting.

    Photo by: Shai Gil

    Courtesy of: Shai Gil

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  A movable island, set on stainless steel casters, sits in the center of the kitchen. The Panasonic microwave is built into the cabinetry and the August pendant lights illuminating the island are by Uberhaus.  Photo by: Shai GilCourtesy of: Shai Gil
    A movable island, set on stainless steel casters, sits in the center of the kitchen. The Panasonic microwave is built into the cabinetry and the August pendant lights illuminating the island are by Uberhaus.

    Photo by: Shai Gil

    Courtesy of: Shai Gil

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  Mandel designed a six-by-eight-foot extension for additional space on the ground floor.  Photo by: Shai GilCourtesy of: Shai Gil
    Mandel designed a six-by-eight-foot extension for additional space on the ground floor.

    Photo by: Shai Gil

    Courtesy of: Shai Gil

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