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6 Front Stoop Designs with Serious Curb Appeal

Entryway staples sure to elicit neighbour envy

By Eric Mutrie

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1 FOR HIRE
Facades by architect Reza Aliabadi always excite. Case in point: Shaft House, done as a joint venture with Ali Malek-Zadeh. We love the project’s carport, plus the pairing of timber and Corten. Oversized house numbers and an orange door are definite eye catchers. Atelier RZLBD and Urbanscape Group

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2 BIRD FANS
Ottawa-based collective Warehouse delivers a modern aluminum take on the hanging bird feeder. The open design is a snap to refill and makes it easy to recognize the regulars. Fund Warehouse’s Kickstarter campaign to put it into production. warehousebrand.com/kickstarter

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3 NORDIC ILLUMINATION
Great lighting is key to an inviting entry or doorstep. This die-cast aluminum Louis Poulsen LED sconce was originally designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel, in Copenhagen. Available in grey, black or white. $1490, at Design Within Reach, 214 King St E

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4 POSTAL SERVICE
Metal accents weather well and give a home industrial character. CB2’s hand-crafted iron mailbox is big enough for magazines, and expertly pairs with its lacquered modern face aluminum house numbers. Mailbox $80; numbers $10 ea, at CB2, 651 Queen St W

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5 ORANGE CRUSH
Find that an orange door is too bold? Opt for a brightly coloured welcome mat instead. This durable spun-vinyl Chilewich shag rug is quick drying and mould resistant. Pick from three sizes. From $80, at Ziggy’s at Home, 794 College St

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6 PLEATS TO MEET YOU
Set MSDS Studio’s understated Pleated earthenware vase on your front step and bring some plant life to the yard – even if you lack the space or time for landscaping. Dish and planter sizes are also available, all with self-watering wicks. $50, at Umbra, 165 John St

Originally published in our Summer 2015 issue as Curb Appeal.


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