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3 fresh takes on the bachelor pad

Banish all thoughts of dorm-style digs: The modern bachelor pad is meticulously planned, impressively designed and full of personality

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Hand-built haven: Designed by architect Jim Campbell, retired financier A. Graham Kenyon’s rural Ontario escape incorporates a wealth of repurposed barn beams and other reclaimed wood. Rustic bar cabinetry anchors one side of the dining area.

Lorne Bridgman

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Handsomely worn boarding also defines the master bedroom and kitchen.

Lorne Bridgman

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Lorne Bridgman

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Singular sensation: Located on the upper floors of an Edwardian home in Toronto, Michael Tong’s deliberately furnished bachelor pad contains only items that have real meaning for him.

Jodi Pudge

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In his bedroom, artwork by his photographer sister Nancy holds pride of place.

Jodi Pudge

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At the other end of the space, a unique shelving and storage unit was designed by his brother John.

Jodi Pudge

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Airy refuge: Both a party-friendly space and a tranquil retreat, Sasa Radulovic’s Winnipeg loft contains a hanging mezzanine complete with 30 feet of bookcases.

Courtesy of 5468796 Architecture

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Beneath it, a column-free area serves as his dining room. Art, from enormous modern works to small religious paintings, is displayed throughout.

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