Sleek, sociable and relaxed, this spacious, well designed family home is pure Rockcliffe at its most livable. The views are leafy and lovely, the location is walking-close to Ottawa's best schools, and the cafés, shops and restaurants of Beechwood village are minutes away. »cont'd
As you climb the stairs to the entryway and take in the commanding view it would be easy to misjudge the scale of this great home. The house is just so comfortably landscaped into its hillside location. But pass through the marble tiled front entrance and into the central reception area and you get it – this is a home of broad sweeping spaces, custom designed for flow, relaxed living and inspired entertaining.
From the main hall the large living room space opens to your left. Light fills the space from windows on two sides. Floors gleam in lustrous honey oak hardwood. A gas fireplace with fluted hearth adds warmth and dignity. You'll notice the effortless open transition to the dining room, where a 'just right' sense of formality defines a setting that's ready for refined entertaining, yet family friendly.
The family media centre is wide open, yet invisible from the front of the house. The space gains a sense of refinement from recessed halogen lighting, an alcove designed for electronics and widescreen. You'll notice a touch of California – a relaxed, fun loving, even hedonistic mood. You can keep an eye on the family room from the kitchen and also from the adjacent breakfast dining area – a full scaled informal dining area that easily seats family and friends. A sliding door here open on private rear deck patio area with perennial plantings, hot tub and barbeque for easy-going family evenings and great parties.
The custom kitchen leaves no doubt as to the social aptitudes of this home. Here, the granite-topped centre island surrounded by counter space has a gas cook top and side by side grill –ready to cook for a crowd. On one side of the island, there's a built in wine rack. To keep cooking entertaining there's a breakfast bar flanked by glass-doored cabinets, designed to keep wine glasses handy. Appliances and fittings are top quality of course. Lighting is strategically placed to create a warm mood on the coldest of winter evenings.
French doors lead to a bright front office just off the entrance hall,. With floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and a long view down Oakhill Rd this is a warm, productive workspace. Close to front entrance, the office lets you meet associates without disturbing the household. A powder room off the ground floor hall makes the office even more practical.
Take the oak stairway to the impressive second floor to discover fresh touches of refinement. Access the master bedroom suite through dramatic double doors, opening on the suite's broad private entry hall. The suite is large and bright, with windowed walk-in closet. The master suite bathroom is beyond spacious, with ceramic tiled glass walled double walk in shower, window-side tub, double pedestal sinks and bidet. Behind doors: a discrete built in laundry.
One of three children's bedrooms on this floor has a large double closet and a window alcove, plus direct access to the ceramic tiled main bath. The second child's bedroom is an older child's dream suite, with bathroom, study area and bedroom. A third bedroom has windows on two sides, and room for a sizable study area or a second bed.
Don't miss the basement with its glass walled stairway to keep the space open to the light. A fully finished rec room with gas fireplace makes a private retreat for adults as well as children. The state-of-the-art home-theatre/media room on this floor is fully sound insulated, designed for unimpeded top-of-the-line projector-video and audio. There's an accommodating guest suite here too, with luxurious guest bathroom. Classic basement features include a cold room, a good workshop/and ample storage.
Blend the advantages of one of Rockcliffe's Village's best locations, with the refined, pleasure-loving aesthetics of this substantial home and you have a move your entire family will be thrilled to make. To take advantage of this rare "move in ready" lifestyle opportunity, plan you appointment very soon.
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