The garden-level homes of Ottawa's most renowned power address – 700 Sussex – were designed to deliver exactly this pleasure: the thrill of a refined full–scale home, poised above the capital's political and social heart. And this tranquil home with its extraordinary location will only get better with time, as the Byward Market evolves into one of Canada's most engaging downtown residential neighborhoods. »cont'd
Attentive concierge service and elevators that open on a stylish roof-top garden add to the pleasure of every arrival. From your front door, home rewards with the élan of a boutique hotel. Enter a long reception hall with gleaming black granite floors, flanked by solid-paneled-door double closets. Throughout, architects have blended contemporary design with touches of tradition, creating a dignified space that excels at entertaining.
Welcome guests to the airy and spacious formal living room along a processional, gradually-widening hallway. This smart feature is shaped to enhance the sense of 'entrance'. And the gracious formal living room does not disappoint. Superb views of George Street and Sussex Avenue pour in through three-panel floor-to-ceiling windows. A sleek corner electric fireplace serves to anchor the space. Rich hickory flooring adds a note of warmth and style. The adjoining dining area is scaled to empower gala diners, while keeping fireside warmth and stunning scenery in view.
The demands of prestige entertaining are beautifully served by an impeccably turned-out chef's kitchen. White paneled cabinetry, white subway-tile backsplash and sleek black granite counters on two sides compliment stainless appliances to deliver a crisp, clean look. Hickory hardwood flooring keeps the look warm. A round eat-in breakfast bar doubles as a discreet serving bar. The gorgeous full-length window here offers intimate views of the neighbouring castle-like Connaught Building, injecting a touch of magic into everyday meal-making.
Proceed along a polished hallway, with high built in bookshelves, to discover why the den plays a starring role in this outstanding condominium home. Here, comfortable proportions, pleasing ceiling detailing, and a superb view combines with the impression of light from three sides to shape a room that begs to be relaxed in – a great place for reading, deep one-on-one conversations, and catching up on media.
Beside the den, a well-scaled guest bedroom with impressive views, easily doubles as a home office retreat. The modified solarium design means glazed access doors with custom drapes allow the space to be opened up when not in use by guests.
An unreservedly indulgent master suite combines abundant space with delightful season-tinted views of Majors Hill Park, the Ottawa River, the Museum of Civilization and the Gatineau Hills – all framed by the castle-like forms of the Connaught Building and the world-famous Chateau Laurier. The suite includes a walk-in closet along with a well-appointed ensuite with glazed walk-in shower, and relaxing soaker tub.
Well featured throughout, this easy-to-love home has a full-bath and powder room, discreetly located off the main hall and a cleverly concealed laundry with built-in cabinetry .
Proximity to Parliament, The Chateau Laurier and the downtown halls of Ottawa power will attract the attention of those who understand the lure of the right location. Yet this beautiful residence would also make a deeply rewarding choice for those seeking access to the very best of Ottawa, from skating on the Rideau Canal to market food shops, lively cafés and gourmet restaurants. And always, the superb cultural offering of the National Arts Centre and National Art Gallery are close enough for a last minute dash to a great event, whenever the mood strikes you.
Condominium residences this refined and well-located are rare the world over. To capture this unique ownership opportunity, plan your appointment very soon.
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