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Swansea home of Chris and Lori Cassidy, designed by Linebox Studios. The house reads as two-storey from street; note wider cedar boards on top half.

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Outdoor stairs are made of ipe wood.

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Rear view.

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Rear view.

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The kitchen island is faced with bamboo paneling that matches flooring on 2nd and 3rd floors, backsplash is a piece of back-painted glass

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The kitchen island is made of Corian.

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Little strip windows have become a LineBox trademark.

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The dining room table and bench were built by Maverick Lumber’s Antonio Pacheco. The light fixtures, as well as many other items, were sourced by the owners: “We didn’t want to leave it to the builder to say ‘Here are your three options,’” says Ms. Cassidy.

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The second floor bathroom between the two bedrooms for the girls.

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One of the girl’s bedrooms: “We tried to do no window coverings,” says Ms. Cassidy.

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The master bedroom.

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The master bedroom looking toward the master bath. At first, plans were to walk up the stairs into the master bath “but in the end it didn’t feel right walking into the bathroom,” says Mr. Cassidy, “so we switched it around and lost the walk-in closet.”

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Mr. Cassidy’s office.

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Chris and Lori Cassidy in the kitchen.

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Sloane Cassidy and her little sister Joss have discovered that the kitchen of their new home can easily double as a playroom. The house in Toronto’s west end was built while the family was still living in Bermuda and required numerous fly-in trips and online consultations with the designers at LineBox Studio.

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Chris and Lori Cassidy rejected 30 properties in three days before finding what they wanted.

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