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It takes a rare talent to find a diamond in the rough, polish it until it gleams, and turn it into a home. It’s rarer still when that unpolished gem happens to be your own home, and that’s the journey that Denise de Sousa embarked upon when she and her husband, Paul, purchased their house in Millcroft.
Tucked within a winding, semi-private 18-hole golf course community, Millcroft is a stately enclave of detached executive homes and large, elegant townhomes in north Burlington.
As a designer with many years of experience creating beautiful spaces for other people, Denise was immediately drawn to the unique layout of the 2,800 sq. ft. home. With its 18-and-a-half foot vaulted ceilings and towering windows that pull light into every corner of the main floor and up into the lofted area, it was a space she knew she could turn into a home.
“It had nice bones,” she explains. “But it de finitely needed to be updated to reflect my tastes. It was quite dated and I knew it needed extensive renovation and décor.”
In the wake of the floor to ceiling redesign, a calm, soothing space draws one into its warm embrace. With a few well-placed hits of sparkle and glam, it’s now truly a home that reflects its owner.