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Supermodern living rooms in B.C., Toronto and Nova Scotia

A fluid family room on Bowen Island, B.C.

Michael Boland

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The uncluttered living room in this streamlined summer home doubles as a playroom for the owners’ grandchildren; a wood-heavy palette and large windows connect the space to the outdoors.

Michael Boland

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A refuge overlooking Nova Scotia’s South Shore

Greg Richardson

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Like fixtures on a ship, most of the furniture in this sunset-facing living room is built into the framework. The seating along the hearth, for instance, is carried through to the porch, which the owners consider an extension of the room.

Greg Richardson

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A luxuriously spacious great room in Toronto

Ben Rahn/A-Frame

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A generous double bank of windows, linking all of the garden-facing rooms on the first floor of this 12,000-square-foot home in Toronto’s Bridle Path, creates ‘visual quietness,’ architect Paul Raff says.

Ben Rahn/A-Frame

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