Thursday, October 29, 2009

Canadian House & Home: Show House!

Just last week, Canadian House & Home magazine contacted me about a glorious new showhouse designed by them for a fundraiser, the Princess Margaret Hospital Sweepstakes.  This hospital lottery raises money for cancer research in Canada.

I have always loved hospital lotteries because (a) they raise money for a great cause and (b) they give away GIANT houses.  But this is simply THE BEST GIVEAWAY HOUSE I have ever seen. 

This 5600 ft2 home is located in Oakville, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto on Lake Ontario.  I lived in Toronto for many years, so now I am terribly envious that I cannot visit in person.
If you like the Belgian look and your favorite fabric is linen, you will LOVE this "modern farmhouse", designed by a House & Home team, including the inestimable Lynda Reeves.  
* Click HERE to watch videos as Lynda takes you on a tour of the most delightful rooms! * 

There is also a source guide on the site, so you can determine where all these goodies came from. 

Now, if I didn't live so far away, I might buy a ticket myself.  But who could face winning this stunning home and not get to LIVE in it?

Thank you to Canadian House & Home for all your hard work and for sharing this stunning home with me and my readers. 

Happy visiting!  And good luck to all who entered the draw!


  1. I love the facade of this house... just my style... and it doesn't really look like there's 5000 sq ft behind it so that's good too. The interiors though would have to get some big dollops of color before I could live there. Beautiful and spare as Belgian is, it's not really me. But I'm sure whoever wins it, will absolutely love it.

  2. oooohh wouldn't it be lovely to win such a home?? Good luck to all!! I also have to agree with Tracy, I love the belgian look but I think I need more color to actually live in :0) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Hi Teri,

    i think it is just perfect for me! i love the chaise lounge w/the red pillow and love the bedroom. yeah, i think i could live there.

  4. Teri,

    Indeed it is a wonderful house and with no doubt it has the real Belgian look!
    Thank you for sharing this! I filed these pictures!


  5. It looks like a beautiful home! I am amazed that they give it away! It looks like the rooms are filled with light, which I love.

    In Atlanta, there are many showhouses that are decorated to the nines by the top local design talent (and because of the tremendous design talent in Atlanta, these top local talents are often internationally known). One such showhouse is coming up in just a few weeks, but I can assure you that it is for sale = they would never give it away! Oh well.

  6. I ust wrote a post about the PMH showhome too. And the pictures in mine are practically the same as the pictures in yours!!

    It's truly a gorgeous home :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  7. From Toronto, Texture, colour and Linda Reeves rock. As does your post.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. I wish I didnt live so far away either, that looks like a stunning house! House and Home has quickly become my new favorite magazine, they always have great inspiration photos!

  9. It's so interesting to see how popular the Belgian look is becoming. I think they did a wonderful job!
    Thank you for sharing Terri.


  10. oh i love it!!! i love belgian & i love linen!!! what perfection!!! so gorgeous!!!!

    cousin L ;)

  11. Hi Terri!
    Oh wow, what a lovely house! Ofcourse you should enter the competition! If you win you can always move, if you want to! I love the tranquility in the house!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Susanne

  12. Lovely, lovely , lovely :)