Built in the 1820s, and then added to in the 1830s, 1970s, and 1990s, this Ontario home could never get the kitchen quite right, until architect Kevin Crozier, working with interior designer Sarah Walker, decided to switch its place with the den. Today, the heart of the home is awash in sunlight.
The home abuts a river, where the residents enjoy kayaking and swimming in warmer months. This geographic blessing partially inspired the wave-like backsplash. Each tile was hand-cut and individually placed by artisans from New Ravenna.
New skylights and a wall of windows fill the open-plan area with light. A two-way indoor/outdoor stone fireplace enhances the home's connection to nature.
Walker carried the aquatic color palette over to the new den, which sits just off of the kitchen-dining area.
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