"Old Ottawa South" is a vibrant, plentiful and desired neighbourhood, with an abundance of independent grocers, great shopping and restaurants, as well as walking access to schools, a library and community centres. Located within a 10 minute drive to Parliament Hill, this neighborhood is near Lansdowne Park, and close to several hospitals. The Rideau Canal and Rideau River, bike routes, parks and many other green spaces provide nearby recreation opportunities for the whole family. Life in this community makes it simpler to balance family fun and an active career. »cont'd
At 153 Belmont Avenue, find a lovely, large, four bedroom home situated in the heart of "Old Ottawa South", just steps away from Windsor Park. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the home with two magnificent oak trees, a red maple, and a magnolia tree, as well as a lovely, fenced side garden and yard. An addition to the house built in 1806 and ample parking space provides conveniences of modern family living in a historical neighbourhood.
Built in the 1930's, this home features a Younghusband centre-hall layout. Character is infused throughout with original oak floors, woodwork, trim, and crown molding. Note the many updates in the windows, wiring, plumbing, solar heated water and other efficient heating and cooling systems, and smart storage solutions. Enjoy the charms of a historical home without the worry.
On one side of the main floor, find a large, formal living room with an original working fireplace. Enjoy plenty of natural light and an adjoining three season rom – you'll likely find yourself enjoying an evening meal or glass of wine here regularly. Across the hall is the dining room, its big window and high ceilings are perfect for entertaining or family meals. At the back of the house, find the kitchen which hosts nostalgic charm and updated amenities. Granite countertops and white shaker cabinetry with wainscoting detail, as well as a white tin style ceiling are both functional and charming. From the kitchen you have access to the basement. Know there is plenty of storage and an enclosed office and there is always the opportunity to customize it to any need.
Off the dining room is the ground floor addition which offers a bright laundry room, a practical mudroom with garage access, and a spacious powder room. Enjoy the rarity of an attached garage in this neighbourhood; ample parking results in easy access in and out of the home – no jockeying cars required. From this area a second staircase leads to a modern family haven – a bright entrainment or family room. With peaked ceilings and plenty of windows; it gives the impression of an oasis in the woods. The Franklin stove enhances the cozy, familial ambience. There is no task this room can't handle – play, lounge, relax, live. Off the family room is an accessible deck for outside barbecuing and dining, with an exterior staircase that leads down to the side yard.
In the original house, the main oak staircase with a beautiful heritage glass window at the landing brings you to three generously sized bedrooms which have plenty of natural light from new windows, lots of closet space and built-ins. An updated and expanded main bathroom features a walk-in shower, separate tub, and granite topped vanity. An additional bonus on this level is the walk-through all purpose room that connects the original stairs to the addition. This versatile walk-through can be used for arts and crafts, homework, or as an office space. Filled with handy built-ins and closets, it keeps your clan's extracurricular trapping organized and out of sight.
The fourth bedroom or the third level master suite is an ultimate retreat to unwind in at the end of the day. A peaked ceiling, detailed woodwork and trimming are great details, and the many windows expose the Old Ottawa South skyline. The large walk-in closet and ensuite promise effortless mornings.
What an opportunity to make your home-life easier to manage and have more quality time in a comforting environment. Book an appointment today: proximity to charismatic amenities and the social entertainment of Old Ottawa South, bike paths, schools, the parkway, Rideau River and plentiful green space – there are new benefits to discover every day!
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