All That Glows

When Amy Paquette first laid eyes on what’s now her young family’s home in 2008, she felt like she had a high-school crush. The three-storey Victorian, set in a leafy central-Toronto neighbourhood, wasn’t even on the market, yet Amy often found herself driving by the property after work to swoon. “I loved the outside of the house,” she says – everything from the circa-1911 home’s gorgeous red brick and unique ironwork to the lush front garden. The drive-bys continued, until Amy and her husband, Richard Wyruch, both lawyers, got their wish and were able to buy it several months later.