At Home With Valerie Rowley – Pt. 2

Cynthia Reyes - Author

Interior designer Valerie Rowley and her husband Chris took a big risk in 1993 when they bought their future home.  For one thing, the countryside house north of Toronto was quite run-down.

“We immediately saw the potential but we hadn’t sold our existing house and it was during the recession.  So did we play it safe and wait?   Nah!  We bought it and just fervently hoped our other one sold (we were up against another bidder so really had no choice).”

The other house sold, in the nick of time.

Blog Photo - Val house steps with flowers Looking at the house today, you wouldn’t know all the work Val and Chris took on. Blog Photo - Val Patio“We virtually rebuilt the interior of this home. And made the garden almost from scratch – unless you count the few scrubby six-foot cedars that we inherited. It took many years which is why we feel we have so much of ourselves invested in…

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11 responses to “At Home With Valerie Rowley – Pt. 2

  1. What a beautiful home! The landscaping inspires me.


  2. I think of you often, my friend. Wishing you goodness.

  3. Ann Moser

    The patio view reminds me of vacationing, pausing to enjoy an incredible view of the garden over lunch at Abkhazi Garden in BC:

  4. Lovely to see this beautiful home again.

  5. Hi, Cynthia. What a wonderful story. I had to go read the the originals and those photos are breathtaking. Love the chickens too. 🙂

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