So what does home look like when it’s designed, built and inhabited by the creative power couple behind the striking interiors of many Oliver & Bonacini-owned restaurants? Super-stylish, of course, yet at the same time surprisingly lived in.
Sure, Lindsey and Gerry Anacleto’s Etobicoke home has the Eames dining table and Knoll armchairs, but the dwelling is no shrine to modern design. Iconic pieces rub shoulders with scuffed-up sidewalk finds and quirky do-it-yourself projects. It’s an open-plan house where the couple’s ten-year-old daughter, Lina, and her friends can run, play and have fun with feisty little Alice, the family’s mini schnauzer.
Lindsey and Gerry met as young colleagues at the international design firm Yabu Pushelberg. Since 1998, they have run their own highly successful commercial and residential design-and-build company, Anacleto Design.
On buying this post-war bungalow, Lindsey and Gerry stripped it down to the bones, put in a new top floor, and added a two-car garage and a heated pool in the backyard – all this in just three and a half months!