Every homeowner has had the thought – if only there were a way to combine the easy, no-fuss convenience of condo living while maintaining the ambience of a single family home. Consider your wish granted. With the class and stature of a single and the worry and maintenance-free living of a condo, your home is here. »cont'd
The location is pure Ottawa – short blocks to the Prime Minister's residence, Governor General's estate, and the French Embassy; walking distance to Minto bridges and super-cool Beechwood Village. You'd imagine a hyper-drive urban environment, but approach and feel nothing but serene dignity – with a decidedly colonial flair, it's the flawless symmetry dressed in rich hues that add the wow factor. Dress your substantially peaked porch seasonally as you would any world-class estate – this space deserves it. Original wrought-iron gates and front door fretwork set the tone.
Inside, find a centre hall plan; french entryway doors open to reveal warm oak hardwood throughout. Turn to enter the living room where a marble-encased wood-burning fireplace and flanking built-ins flaunt all manner of art and baubles. The scene is tough competition, though, with double phantom screen doors leading to a little piece of paradise – mint juleps don't feel out of place in a space with a distinctly deep South flavour. Admire the gardener's handiwork, stretch your own green thumbs, or simply watch the world go by. The common courtyard is shared by residents, but even local birds indulge – it's that lovely.
Head through to the dining room, noting a ceiling medallion, bay window and mouldings to up the room's consequence - dinner parties are a classy affair here on Alexander Street...a point driven home in the butler's pantry, complete with an undermount bar sink and granite countertop, a delectable bonus for food and bar service.
The kitchen sits complete with new stainless appliances and plenty of space – be it for sitting, dining, storing or cooking, family needs are met. Take advantage of warmer weather and barbeque off the kitchen; carport parking and an ample lit storage locker also gain entry through the kitchen – a well-appreciated plus on grocery day. For a little slice of history, note that an original estate stable was converted to house the modern-day carport.
Upstairs, the master suite quickly becomes a zen hideaway – foliage provides privacy, his and hers closets take care of the details. All that's left is to unwind in the sunroom; enveloped in California-shuttered windows...find your happy place.
Two additional bedrooms boast crab apple treed views, lucky family and guests; a main bath jacuzzi soaker tub completes the appealing picture.
Frequent flyers and snowbirds can breathe a sigh of relief – snow removal and year-round maintenance mean being out of town is that much easier. With great dry basement storage, the practical checklist is a no-brainer.
It's not everyday an opportunity like this presents itself – with high-powered neighbours and so many of the city's standards nearby, you won't miss out on any of Ottawa's charisma. Commuting downtown takes minutes, and it's home for lunch from DFAIT. For the precious leisure hours, find Stanley park, trendy village life, and so much more steps away. It's all here, and now it's yours.
Features, Taxes & Legal
Gardening and Lawn Care
All Existing Window Coverings (except curtains in master bedroom)
Central Air Conditioning