For Jocelyn and Kirk Zavitz, every room in the 3,700 sq. ft. bungalow they built with Pym & Cooper Custom Homes Inc. 13 years ago holds cherished moments, big and small. They love the screened-in back porch where they’ve spent countless hours watching their grandchildren run and play on two acres of stunning countryside nestled in Ridgeville, where Jocelyn grew up. “Ridgeville and Fonthill are full of us Zavitzes,” Jocelyn says. “We don’t stray too far from home.”
Outside, the timeless stone facade, with supplies from Burnstein Brick, blends into the landscape as if it’s been there for generations. A handmade gate welcomes guests into a classic French courtyard, which leads to the grand entrance announced by a custom-made Crowland Sash & Frame Ltd. wood door.
At the core is a large, open-concept living room, kitchen and built-in dining banquette with a soaring A-frame ceiling marked by rustic wood beams.
“The kitchen has this amazing old-world charm even though it’s not old,” Jocelyn says. Cromade Cabinetrydesigned and built the cabinets. A large island doubles as a buffet most holidays. Integrated appliances are from Nickerson Home Appliancesand a quilted copper backsplash brings out the warm tones in the woodwork.
Cromade also produced built-in cabinetry in the bathrooms, which are outfitted with fixtures from Bathworks. Limestone floors were picked to withstand years of running shoes and rainy-day indoor play from Star Tile Centre.
The Zavitzes say they couldn’t have achieved this without the help of Eileen Santoro of Design Concepts by Window Decor. She worked with Pym & Cooper and many of the trades and artists to bring the Zavitzes’ vision to life. Santoro designed the millwork details, wall finishes, coffered ceilings, furnishings, window treatments, and guided the painters and artists who hand-painted every surface to create an old-world look.