If you've been following this blog, you know I've been embarking on a remodel of my 1960s swell dwell duplex on Tennis Crescent in Riverdale.
If you're new to it, Welcome!
Here's a pic of the existing yawn of an exterior:
The renovation progress is steady at the property. The new floors, doors, hardware and trim work have been installed and painted. And I removed all the tatty electric baseboards and installed a new highly-efficient electric system called Dimplex Linear Connector baseboards, some of which operate by remote. Next to install is the lighting, the caesarstone counters which precede the upper cabinets getting done, and the washroom needs the sink, mirror and shower curtain fitted. The rear ratty sliding doors opening onto the rear garden are in the process of being replaced with a new black glass door and double-hung window system which will elevate this property substantially, especially as they'll open onto a covered terrace with a barbecue!
Here's a peek:
Since my purchase, I've been sleuthing a lot of the local mid-century modern furnishing stores for pieces I can incorporate into the Garden Suite renovation, which will soon be coming to market as a luxury furnished rental for one month stays or longer (perfect for a corporate relocation or someone needing accommodations while they're renovating their own property).
Here's my post on Guff Furniture on Queen Street East which shows the furniture my carpenter Silvie is incorporating into the kitchen, washroom and one of the bedrooms.
Here's my post on MachineAgeModern on Queen Street East for the brilliant decorative screens I couldn't resist (I hope there's room for these!).
And this past week I went to Studio Pazo at 729 Queen Street East (just east of Broadview Avenue) to purchase wall sconce that will be perfect in the office slash guest bedroom, along with this colourful 1960s pendant which I snapped up hours after it was put on display!
Don't you love these?
Studio Pazo is definitely worth a visit.
Purveyor Leo is a treat to deal with.
729 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H1
Curious to see where this top-to-bottom transformation is heading? Click on Welcome To The Tales Of Tennis Crescent In Riverdale and scroll to the bottom to see the Concept Images - which are in the preliminary design phase - as well as my own journey living in unique urban spaces!
And stay tuned for more about this unique urban space called the Tales From Tennis Crescent.
~ Steven and the urbaneer team
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