There are views … and then there is the view: the ultimate cinematic starting-point for a life enriched with breathtaking waterfront panoramas, framed by Ottawa's romantic spires and landmarks. The dignified interiors of this flawless condominium use restrained elegance to create harmony with the dramatic vistas. The resulting space is beyond impressive – inspiring, utterly stylish, eminently comfortable – the ideal residence, and a superb place to call home. »cont'd
The address is peerless: over the years, all manner of illustrious personalities have lived at "The Sussex". Some are attracted by the building's modernist-inspired spaces – high ceilings, dramatic oversized windows, corner lit rooms. Others are drawn by the proximity to power. Sussex Drive and Embassy Row are steps away. From this tranquil location, lively Byward Market shopping, great restaurants and world-class cultural attractions are walking close.
Arriving, you notice the unique carved lobby doors, and grand public spaces. The aura of privilege is unmistakable. With only four units per floor the architects could be generous with common spaces, and highly conscious of privacy.
Step inside to a world of refinement and elegance. The broad reception hall welcomes with considered lighting and quality textures. Recessed halogen art lighting creates the impression that the paintings here illuminate your arrival. Deep black inch-thick granite flooring gleams subtly. The quiet and spaciousness impress.
Walk to the open living room and let the sense of refinement pervade. Flooring is the finest stained oak, set on a full one-inch ply subfloor, with soundproofing. Black granite window ledges are shaped from full-sized slabs. Baseboards are black granite, machined and tapered. Draperies soften the forms of the great rectangular windows, each fit with a two-stage remote-control blind system designed to manage both UV and visible light. It's a space that's completely at ease with formal corporate or political entertaining, yet entirely comfortable day-to-day.
To achieve this level of quality the designer/owners stripped the space stripped bare, rebuilding to shape a more practical and appealing layout. Every element has been re-imagined and redrawn to fit contemporary requirements, while establishing a timeless aesthetic.
Off the living room, pocket French doors conceal a well- appointed media room with top quality sound – all designed to avoid disrupting the life of the home. Built in remote controllable sound throughout, means each room can have its own discrete and fully-controllable soundtrack
Savor the full-scale formal dining space, bordered by oversized windows. Guests will be captivated by the sweeping grandeur of summer sunsets over the Ottawa River, as boats of all descriptions come and go to berths in the marina. The riveted trusses of the 19th century Alexandria Bridge add timeless charm, contrasting with the undulating forms of the Canadian Museum of civilization. You're reminded of Europe: yet this could only be Ottawa. Expect to spend many a morning lingering over coffee on your corner balcony and reveling in this view.
A professional quality kitchen assures the successful entertaining. Sleek floor-to-ceiling hardwood cabinetry appeals. Floors are warm granite with a dark accent inset. Appliances are top quality. Gallery style lighting is bright and brilliant. When required, a pocket French door separates the kitchen from the formal dining area.
Explore the private areas of this lovely home. The main bath features a dazzlingly cool walk in shower, made with a single piece of granite. A sophisticated under mount sink and waterfall faucet will catch your eye. A clever laundry cabinet here conceals the washer and dryer.
The guest bedroom feels spacious and welcoming with 9-foot ceilings and intriguing views market area views. The master is a polished refuge from daily cares. A walk in closet assures order. A gorgeous ensuite gets natural light from a smart glass block wall inset. A walk in shower features continuous grain one-piece granite. A European twin backed bath is sculpturally designed for both solo and social bathing. A high-flow-rate oversized waterfall faucet fills the tub within minutes.
No matter where in the world your schedule takes you, everything about the Sussex is designed to make demanding lives run smoothly. There's a private storage room. Two indoor parking spaces plus ample indoor guest parking keep vehicles manageable. All points in the city are quickly and easily accessed from this location.
When only the best will meet your requirements, this impressively refined and move-in ready home is an obvious choice. And there will never be another like it. Plan to arrange your personal viewing very soon.
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