NEW HOMES & CONDOS
Couple is on a mission to promote natural living
At the home of Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed and Dr. Stephen Reed.
A healthy, happy home
MARCY CORNBLUM Special to QMI Agency As a husband and wife team, (she's a doctor of naturopathy and he is an orthopedic surgeon), Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed and Dr. Stephen Reed certainly understand the connection between health and happiness. Her interest in medicine began in high school while studying biology and grew through sports and competition. His curiosity about medicine began while accompanying his uncle, a lab technician, through the pathologymuseum at The Royal Dental Hospital in London where he worked. Penny and Stephen met at the gym where Penny became Stephen¹s cycling buddy and he became her running partner. They married and have since co-authored five books and given many lectures promoting the integration of traditional and naturopathic therapy. Kendall-Reed has also designed a line of skin care products Age Aware Skin Care for Ark Skin Care (www. arkskincare.com). In his free time, Stephen Reed is preparing for his photography show and writing his first novel. For Dr. Penny Kendall- Reed the best part of her job is "when a patient returns to my office healthy and happy, gaining control of their lives." As for Dr. Stephen Reed, "seeing a patient pain-free and back to enjoying their life and their sports is unbeatable!" Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed and Dr. Stephen Reed recently invited Star Spaces into their home. Q: How would you describe your home in a few words? Penny Kendall-Reed: Open and calming. Stephen Reed: It is our oasis in the city from work. Q: Tell us about your home. Penny: Our home was built in 1976. It is a 3,000-square foot split level and open concept. It has lots of windows and light. My husband and I moved in 14 years ago. We love the Rosedale neighbourhood. The special feature is the terraced garden on the ravine, with a water fountain flowing through it. Stephen: There is a gym in the basement. The study which is on the top level feels like a library. Before we purchased it, the house was used as a film set for a few Hitchcock TV movies. Q: What attracted you to this space? Stephen: We were attracted to the modern style architecture, the light and the high (20-30 foot) ceilings. In the summer every window looks out over green foliage or grass, like a giant tree-house. Q: What is your favourite room and why? Penny: The living room. It has high surrounding windows and a large fireplace to make it feel homey and comfortable. Q: How would you describe your decorating style? Stephen: We both like simple, clean lines with sentimental accents. In the living room there is a statue of two bodies united. We bought it on our tenth wedding anniversary cruise. In our bedroom we have little mementoes such as a vase of dried flowers sitting on a set of drawers. They are from our wedding day. White, creamy colours were used as the main theme of the house. Q: What is your fondest memory in this home? Penny: Dinner parties in the back garden. Stephen: I like to BBQ. My specialty is cedar-planked salmon with Dijon mustard. Q: What¹s the one item in this house you can¹t live without? Penny: My husband. If it has to be a household item, then our extra large pillow top bed. Q: Weekends at home, what are we most likely to find you doing? Penny: Weekends at home are spent by the fire, reading a book or playing a game, or tucked up in the media room watching a movie. In the summer, an afternoon on the patio with a glass of wine, surrounded by the forest is perfect. Q: If your walls could talk, what would they say? Stephen: "There is a lot of love in this house." The Toronto Sun n Friday april 13 & SUNday april 15, 2012