Classic & contemporary comfort
Sometimes, the wow factor of a particular aspect of a home can seal the deal when deciding to buy. This was the case for Jean Spicer and her husband Mike Beun when they purchased a custom stone home on two acres in the quiet countryside of Dunrobin.
An open-plan kitchen combined within an imposing great room was a major entertaining attraction for Jean, while the 10-car heated garage for all his outdoor toys was a must-have for Mike. However, the 5,100 square feet of luxury space was designed for the lifestyle of a professional hockey player, not a family with a young teenage son.
The solution was to brainstorm with interior designer Jennifer McGahan who has a classic approach to style. She worked for a year on the 20x40-foot space with 12-foot ceilings that was previously a party/games room with a nightclub atmosphere, to create a comfortable family room with contemporary elegance.