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There are really only three paths from which to choose when it comes to a heritage house. The first is to blow it away and start fresh—damn the torpedoes!—despite what the neighbours might think; the second is to save some parts, but add bits and bobs that are likely modern and hopefully tastefully done; and the third path is to respect what’s on the exterior—whether that’s from 1860 or 1960—and change only the inside to suit one’s needs.

Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Basement playroom.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Ensuite detail.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Primary ensuite.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Basement laundry.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Original details, front door.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Basement gym.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Mudroom at back.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Kitchen.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Kids' room.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Primary bedroom.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Kids' room at front.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Original details, front door.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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Toronto home of Alessia Kalish. Renovation by architect Kaegan Walsh. Primary ensuite.Kaegan Walsh Architect

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