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Rosedale home's exterior gets the royal treatment

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The west side of the back yard look fairly simple in daylight, but – thanks to lights from inside – are shimmering and mysterious at night.

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Toronto’s heritage department said the garage had to have a pitched roof in keeping with the Victorian design of the main house.

Bryan Groulx

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Thick sandstone pavers line the poolside; the pool itself is lined with black porcelain tile, picking up on the hue of the fence; and around the pool are panels of plantings, with small trees, ipe decking, and rectangles of white gravel.

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The fence – built like the rest of the project by Coivit Contracting – is considered and built to a high degree of detail. Its horizontal slats are staggered, so that you can’t clearly see in from the outside.

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