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This place not only wins the title of Cool Homes this week because it’s a unique small space, it is also located in Toronto, near Bathurst and Queen! Owners and designers, Claudia Bader, Timothy Mitanidis and Martin Tavares bought this run down boarding house with huge potential in their eyes. They renovated the home into 3 apartments and Claudia and her husband Timothy live in the ground floor unit. It’s 650 square feet of eye candy and they did it on a shoe string budget, sigh! What do you think?

Entrance Detail modern exterior

Great idea to extend the 2nd step into an outdoor bench!

Front Entrance modern entry

modern entry design by toronto photographer Andrew Snow Photography

Those blue chairs were a Craigslist find

Front Entrance and Living Area modern living room
Living Area Detail modern living room
Living Area modern living room
Shelving Detail modern living room

modern living room design by toronto photographer Andrew Snow Photography

The original floors were salvaged and re-stained

Living Area modern living room

modern living room design by toronto photographer Andrew Snow

Dining Area Detail modern dining room

The dining room table and coffee table were designed by Timothy using the salvaged barn boards from the house

Dining Area modern dining room
Kitchen modern kitchen

The kitchen cabinets were constructed out of concrete formwork and counter tops are poured concrete

Kitchen modern kitchen

Sink made out of a salad bowl,with a plywood ledge, how cool? -Powder room

Powder Room modern powder room

Master bathroom

Bathroom modern bathroom
Bedroom modern bedroom
Bedroom Detail modern bedroom
Deck modern exterior
Backyard modern exterior
Backyard modern exterior

For more information on Timothy and Claudia and what they can do for YOUR space, check out their website, just click here. Also make sure to follow them on Facebook.

If you have a cool space or uniquely decorated place you would like me to feature, make sure to contact me!

Before I sign off, here’s one more treat for you today, Davies Smith is having a great contest….

All you have to do is like their Facebook page and tell them you’re perfect day in Toronto, it’s that easy! My perfect day would be a helicopter tour of the city, followed by a private trip to the Toronto Island, where me and my significant other would have a catered picnic and a bike ride around the island afterwards, what about you?

***Images via Houzz and Davies Smith***



  1. Really enjoyed the cool homes this week. Awesome ideas!! Using gas pipes as shelving and the unconventional overhead lights above the kitchen island – very cool.

  2. While the space is really fantastic its not what you would call mainstream based upon the exterior photo of the door but what a great space nonetheless, its actually better in my mind. if it’s indeed three particular apartments in one the owner could live in one and have their tenants pay rent from the other two which is absolutely fantastic. When buyers are starting out there are so many great condos and everyone is definitely focused on Condos
    but this is an alternative that is extremely interesting and may be more affordable per month enabling savings to occur at the same time.
    In terms of your contest I think it’s just brilliant I think that it’s something that your readers will quite enjoy so all the best with that thank you.

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