Profiles

Profiles

Everything was planned to highlight details dating from the initial construction of the house in 1947.

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The architect, Jad Salem, along with the owner, paid particular attention to ensuring the transformation of the residence is respectful of its original character.

Tina Gardin

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Just over four years ago, broker Tina Gardin opened a new 7,000-square-foot designer space with a Google-inspired look and feel, and created a fresh management style to take Sutton Quantum Realty to a new level.

Les Twarog

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“The bottom line is I want to be the Zillow of Canada,” says Les Twarog. “Zillow is the No. 1 company in the United States for lead generation. They do $900 million in sales to Realtors a year.”

The 5,700-square-foot house nestles into the landscape.

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Taylor Smyth Architects and Cecconi Simone collaborated on the design of this home in the traditional Toronto neighbourhood of Forest Hill.

Arthur Kozlowski

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Green Hedge Realty says that by using their brokerage to both sell and buy, “Homeowners can break even on commission fees, effectively pay nothing, even if the new house costs less.”

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“The homeowners love to entertain and wanted the house to reflect that, but they also wanted to create a sanctuary for their family of four,” says Cecconi Simone principal Elaine Cecconi.

The pavilion includes a four-season swimming pool. (Photo: Adrien Williams)

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This modern pavilion by Montreal architect Maurice Martel was inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Ben Rose House from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Jeffrey Kerr

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Broker Jeffrey Kerr of Re/Max Unique in Toronto has put his lockdown time to good use – he has just finished writing the second edition of his book, Barrier Free Real Estate: Achieving Freedom At Home.

Alex Pilarski, left, and Richard Pilarski

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The brothers Pilarski are celebrating the 35th anniversary of Re/Max Realtron Realty, but instead of looking back or stopping to celebrate the milestone, the forward-thinkers are looking ahead to the next 35 years.

James Milonas

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“I was Caucasian in a neighbourhood that was predominantly Middle Eastern, and I was gay in a community that wasn’t accepting of it,” says James Milonas. He was also one of the youngest Realtors in Richmond Hill.