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Filling Lady Peel's Old Home With New Light

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Culture blog Contemporist features the Toronto childhood home of the late Beatrice Lillie, a comedienne and actress whose stage and film career spanned fifty years; Lillie became Lady Peel when she married Lord Robert Peel in 1920. Her childhood home, a Victorian semi near Queen Street and Dovercourt Road, was typical of the style—long, dark, gloomy. Over the years it was renovated repeatedly, making it an ideal candidate for gutting and redesign. The project was taken on by design studio Atelier Reza Aliabadi, and the resulting interior is totally transformed with lots of light and open space, and a graceful flow between rooms.

· Lady Peel House by Reza Aliabadi [Contemporist]

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