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THE STATEMENT HOUSE

General Darick Battaglia 18 May

Iseela Ibrahimi wanted wow. The successful Dominion Lending Centres mortgage broker had purchased numerous homes in the past, but she wanted her latest home in Caledon, Ont. to be something special.

Ibrahimi bought the brand new 4,500 square-foot home in 2014, but quickly had her heart set on a major renovation.
“I knew the end product from a typical builder would never make me happy,” she said. “I wanted to create something that, no matter what your style is, it would still have that statement and it would still have that wow factor.”

By 2016, she was ready to take her vision to the next level. While Ibrahimi had a keen eye for design, it wasn’t her expertise. So she partnered with Oakville designers Parkyn Design to turn her ideas into a reality. What followed was a stunning transformation. Instead of cookie-cutter, Ibrahimi got a completely custom high-end look. From the front foyer all the way to the bedrooms, Ibrahimi said she got the flow she wanted, calling it “transitional but classy at the same time.”

“They’ve nailed it for me,” she said of the work by the design team at Parkyn, adding they brought what was in her mind to life. She also added it was important the design was going to stand the test of time. The renovation took five months to finish, but Ibrahimi pointed out the complete transformation, including the furniture, wasn’t really done until the end of 2017.

Pictures of the redesigned home have found their way onto the popular design website Houzz and are getting a little bit of buzz. While Ibrahimi admits it may not have logically made sense to renovate a near brand-new home, she said it was a personal decision. And now having time to settle in, she couldn’t be more satisfied with her decision.
“The whole point of this was you can still create what you want to create as long as you’re OK with where you are.”

Courtesy of Jeremy Deutsch, DLC Lead Writer