Life is cinema. The scene: an amazing urban landscape bursting with energy, people, colour and character. The presence of power is palpable. So are many pleasures and charms of the remarkable Byword Market and canal- all reach-out-and-touch close. »cont'd
Panoramic views from this magnificent corner home remind you of Europe; the open style interior may recall celebrated interiors of modern Chicago. Endlessly intriguing, eminently social, situated at the beating pulse of Ottawa's political and cultural life, this is a residence that delivers all the promise of Ottawa's premiere power address
Through the lobby, the stylish public areas of 700 Sussex make an indelible first impression. Keyless entry, gallery-scaled art, creative lighting, sleek elevators, elegantly decorated hallways, and front desk staff combine to create the feeling an upscale hotel.
Open the door to home in the heart of Ottawa. A generous entrance foyer welcomes with Indian slate flooring, and large reception closet. A spacious and tranquil guest bedroom/office with large closet is strategically located near the entrance far from the home's social area. Guests can come and go without disturbing the household. A main bath beside the bedroom takes its character from earth toned travertine flooring and surround. A nearby laundry plus built in vacuum keeps clean up in check.
Track towards the centre of this home along the broad hallway: the world opens before you. Spectacular floor-to-ceiling European-style windows on two sides create a living formal dining and kitchen space that seems to float in a fairytale cityscape, anchored by an eloquently understated corner hearth.
In a layout designed to maximize the excitement of amazing vistas the eat-in kitchen with its grand-scaled bar island is the keystone. This highly sociable space is dazzling, with custom cabinetry and sweeping granite counters, slate-toned back splash –all under recessed halogen lighting. Pantry cupboards along the outside wall add warmth and definition while providing ample storage. An eat in nook has space for a kitchen table. Top quality stainless appliances stand ready for any culinary challenge.
The island itself built high on the bar side: high enough to tuck bar stools out of the way when not in use, plus smart under-counter cupboards. Guest will adore any rendezvous here, from casual drinks, to gourmet evenings: it is a serious contender for the bar with the best view in town.
The living room is breathtaking. Surrounding the corner fireplace, a varied backdrop of heritage office buildings with the mighty columns and arches of the historic conference centre building, the old stone cafes and buildings of the Byword Market, Confederation Square and the distant canal bridges all within view.
The dining space too is transformed by the enormity of the views beyond. Delight in the contrast between this composed world of wood tones, warm chandelier light and glass and the rich tableaux of architecture and city life beyond.
The master bedroom is substantial and composed, well ordered with a walk in closet. A floor-to-ceiling European-style window offers views of the famous Byword Market's George Street, and nearby Chapters bookstore. The well equipped ensuite has a walk in shower and deep therapy tub warmed by earth-toned travertine.
With Parliament Hill and key downtown business offices steps away this great home at is impressively positioned for political and business success. Fully equipped boardrooms are standing by whenever you require meeting space. Underground parking, elite security, concierge assistance and a range of smart conveniences assure that life runs smoothly.
Converting commuting time to quality time opens your schedule to a world of possibilities –all accessible here. Feel a last-minute urge to catch a world-class performance at the National Arts Centre? You can dash to the box office in under five minutes. Make a habit of contemplating the masterpieces at the nearby National Gallery. Skate, cycle or stroll alongside the world heritage Rideau Canal. Enjoy dozens of local restaurants, cafés and clubs. Entertaining for business or pleasure is as effortless as it is inspiring.
Life is an endlessly engaging story in this elegant, highly social home with instant Ottawa access and views like no other. Don't miss out --plan your personal viewing appointment today.
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