A few years ago at a dinner party, my friends and I shared our growing propensity to surf the net for extended hours lost in the never ending click of possibilities. However, we weren't looking at cute babies or adorable animals. Nor were we sleuthing for sexy salacious videos of the human kind. Instead, our visceral wants, needs and desires were consumed for anything housing.
Densification Projects Like Boutique Condo Townhomes Are Trending In Toronto, ON
There's a recent arrival to the Toronto real estate market which is still in its infancy but now appearing in the urban core: demolishing ageing freehold houses with newly constructed, contemporary, two or three-unit family-friendly condominiums!
Bridge House By LLAMA Urban Design In Huntsville, Ontario
LLAMA Urban Design creates a modern, open-concept home in Huntsville which highlights the beautiful Canadian wilderness.
Toronto’s Lightmaker Studio Will Brighten Your Home
Toronto’s Lightmaker Studio has been creating unique yet timeless lighting pieces since 2014. Their designs are uniquely versatile and cleverly customizable. Looking for a nostalgic sconce, or a whimsical pendant? Lightmaker Studio will create a piece that is perfectly suited to you.
Canadian Real Estate Activity Breaks More Records In February 2021
Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS Systems increased a further 6.6% from January to February 2021, raising them to another new all-time monthly record.
Hush L’il Baby, Don’t You Cry… On These Dreamy Canadian Pillows & Blankets
Need some cozy, comfort, or a good night's sleep? Right now my head is resting on Cottage Cloth & Vintage Map Co. pillows, while tucked under a weighted Hush Blanket wrapped in a classic by MacAusland's Woollen Mills! Wake me up in 20, k?
Key: Hybrid Homeownership
From challenging markets often emerge creative solutions! In response to Toronto real estate values exceeding financial feasibility for many, Key has created a co-equity model for affordable homeownership.
Treehouse Village: Canada’s First Co-housing Community, Nova Scotia
Bridgewater, a small town in Nova Scotia, is leading an innovative approach for Atlantic Canada’s first co-housing community called Treehouse Village.
Small Space Living: How I Improved My Space Plan With Magicplan & 3Dream.net
As the COVID-19 lockdown continues across Canada, many of us are having to adapt our dwellings to accommodate our expanding 'Work From Home' offices. This post is about how I improved my apartment's space plan using Magicplan & 3Dream.net for work and relaxation.
The Courtyard House By MBAC, In Calgary, Alberta
A 2020 Royal Architecture Institute of Canada laureate, MBAC (Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative) showcases a house designed for people who love privacy, nature, and their pet tortoise.
A Record-Setting Start To 2021 In Canadian Real Estate
In January 2021, national home sales recorded through MLS rose 2% compared to January 2020, and activity was up over 35%. The national average home price was up 22.8.% year-over-year.
The Remarkable Shapes & Forms Of Toronto’s Objects & Ideas
Di Tao and Bob Dodd of Objects & Ideas create beautifully unique, geometric designs that marry minimalism and traditional woodwork.
Three Canadian Wallcovering Companies To Refresh Your Plain Walls
These three wallcovering companies are reinvigorating and elevating homes across Canada with colour, pattern, and texture!
Spotlight On Ontario Design Couple, Krista Salter & Nicholas Hamilton Holmes
Hamilton, Ontario is a growing city that is home to many ambitious creative professionals. Two of the cities’ emerging interior design stars are married couple Krista Salter and Nicholas Hamilton Holmes.
Reexamining Urban Planning & High Density Living Through A Post-Pandemic Lens
Millions enjoy the cosmopolitan, interconnected, amenity-rich atmospheres that define iconic Canadian cities like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. Yet, this excitement, and the efficiencies bred by proximity, may carry a substantial price tag.
Timely Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Space
As with any real estate purchase, there are upsides, downsides, and particular considerations when downsizing into a smaller space!
The Best Outdoor Spaces In Winter Featuring The Mayfair In Vancouver, BC
Wondering what makes for a great outdoor space in Winter? Check out The Mayfair garden by John Minty Design and outdoor living by Wiedemann Architectural Design in Vancouver, BC.
An Interview With Jeff Forrest, Toronto Designer & Founder Of STACKLAB
Contributor Sarah Wright interviews Jeff Forrest, Designer and Founder of STACKLAB, to discuss the creative inspiration and the power of thoughtful design.
Canadian Home Sales Set New All-Time Record In December 2020
In December 2020, national home sales recorded through MLS were up by a whopping 47.2% compared to December 2019. The month also saw a significant 3.4% increase in new listings from November to December.
An Interview With Jamie Wolfond Of Jamie Wolfond Studio
Houseporn.ca contributor Sarah Wright interviews designer Jamie Wolfond, founder of Jamie Wolfond Studio, to discuss furniture design, affordable housing, and basket weaving.
Houseporn’s Top 5 Posts Of 2020
We made it! Happy New Year to all our readers and contributors! While we formulate plans to make 2021 Houseporn's best year yet, here are Houseporn.ca's Top 5 most popular posts of 2020!
Cabin In Go Home Bay, Ontario, By Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.
This cabin in Go Home Bay - created by the Canadian firm Ian MacDonald Architect Inc. - demonstrates how the natural landscape can visually anchor the clean lines of Canadian modern sustainable architecture.
National Home Sales Historically Strong Through November 2020
This month we saw the apparent effects of COVID-19 - spooking folks out of buying in the big city. The biggest price gains were seen in villages like Woodstock-Ingersoll, up-and-coming towns like Barrie, and cottage country, while prices climbed more minimally in major metropolitan areas like Toronto and Vancouver.
December 2020: Real Estate In Canada By Houseporn.ca’s Steven Fudge
Canadians pride themselves on being able to withstand - and even flourish - during long months of weather that would make most Americans quiver. Here's how to ensure your biggest asset is equally prepped to weather the weather!
A Brief History Of ‘The Bungalow’ In Canada (Plus Renovation & Sale Advice!)
The bungalow is a housing style that dots the streetscapes of Canadian cities and suburbs alike. In this blog, veteran realtor Steven Fudge of Urbaneer, a Division of Bosley Real Estate Ltd., looks at the history of this housing type and offers ideas for renovation and sale.
Houseporn.ca Interviews Jay Lim of 25:8 Architects & Urban Design In Ottawa, Ontario
In this interview with Jay Lim of 25:8 Architects & Urban Design, Houseporn.ca explores his inspirations and love for solving design issues.
Viena By Vicky’s Homes In Edmonton, Alberta
Viena is the winner of the 2019 Best Single Family House over $1.5 million, by award-winning home builders, Vicky's Homes.
Feeling Inspired By Toronto Design Firm, Sansa Interiors
Toronto Designer Jude Kamal recently launched her boutique design studio, Sansa Interiors to showcase her modern crisp style and holistic design process.
Canadian Home Sales Remain Strong In October 2020
Sales activity was up 32.1% compared to October 2019, while the national average sale price increased 15.2% year over year.
Sooke 01 House On Vancouver Island, British Columbia By Campos Studio
Campos Studio brings geometric minimalism to nature in Sooke on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.