This property is sold.
190 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park
$1,550,000 Sold

On the very rare occasion, home strikes an appealing equilibrium of intimate comforts, contemporary conveniences and spaces brimming with character. 190 Buena Vista achieves this balance effortlessly, thanks to impeccable maintenance of old with smart updates of new - this address now adds happy family memories to its interwar origins. »cont'd

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At once inviting and completely private, professionally landscaped gardens and age-old trees from Rockcliffe's definitive leafy surroundings set home back from the main road. Parking woes vanish and major curbside appeal is handled in one elegant element; a side entrance and driveway that serve as every day access leaves the main entrance a special treat for guests. Take in the Tudor revival facade with its open gables and contrasting timber framing - timeless and tasteful.

Within, original architectural details like the square columned newel post and art deco spindles continue their rich presence throughout; original hardwood floors, sumptuous radiator heating - there's nothing else like it - and a classic layout set the tone for a warm, inviting atmosphere amongst family-centric locales. Note that 21st century conveniences have been thoughtfully integrated into the fabric of this home; bright new windows, pot lights, heating, plumbing and electric are amongst some updates that make this home modern family ready.

Upon entry, marble at your feet, cupboard space and a powder room are a practical trio to welcome guests and their belongings. Elegant arched french doors announce the living room; coffered ceilings, a bright bay window and wood-burning fireplace exude a sense of relaxed, easy formality. Great conversations start here. Beyond, light pours into the sunroom where soft arches over sweeping windows frame a sweet view of the backyard. Double french doors lead outside - add the morning paper and your favourite hot beverage to complete the perfect morning routine. This is everyone's favourite spot. Adjacent, a great picture window in the dining room provides the perfect backdrop to elegant dinner parties. Sun-filled and chic, it's a great spot to nurture beautiful indoor greenery and also to display memories on the built-in vintage glass shelves. The separation from the kitchen means enjoying your evening comes naturally - leave the mess and prep work out of sight.

Like most great family homes, the kitchen is the heart of this dwelling and has been updated to please everybody's inner chef. From a prime vantage at the back of the house, a cheerful breakfast room is surrounded by windows overlooking the pool. Granite countertops, classic shaker cabinetry and natural stone backsplash are all kitted in elegant neutrals. Endless storage and counterspace, a double sink, Miele dishwasher and SubZero fridge collude for culinary success. Sweetening the deal is a large window overlooking Manor Street - sightlines to picturesque views in all directions make washing up and prep work a breeze.

Summer months offer an idyllic outdoor existence; a heated pool surrounded by interlocked landscaping and bordered by cedars yields a private, exquisite retreat. Dine alfresco, take a dip on a hot day - this is how summers should be.

Competing for your leisure time is the full wood-paneled library on the main level. Distinguished, cozy, lined with built-in bookshelves punctuated by a gas fireplace and original stained glass windows - an optimal spot for reflection, creativity.

Take the main stairs to the second level and find four bedrooms echoing the abundance of natural light and storage space on the main floor. Loft ceilings and generous footprints leave all occupants happy. In the master, a true adult refuge awaits with a sense of airy, welcoming calm. Two windows bookend a marble wood burning fireplace - the perfect preface to a relaxing evening. A large walk-in closet and cupboard keeps the space clutter-free. Start every morning on the right foot with the three piece ensuite. A spacious and bright main bath takes up the balance of this level and serves remaining bedrooms easily.

Access the third level via the back stairs and find an exceptional zone for autonomous teens, a live-in nanny, in-law suites or even a home office. "Endless possibilities" is an understatement; three rooms feature cozy loft ceilings and bright windows, plus a three piece bath rounds out this multifunctional space. Topping off the list of benefits is additional storage.

In the basement, white washed original stone foundation and ceramic host a clean, dry, and practical space. Completely refurbished to banish humidity, find a cedar closet, ample room for seasonal storage and space for a home gym or rec zone.

The best way to celebrate family life is here; this entirely convivial home offers plenty of space for independence while also honoring the best of social and family gatherings. A favorable location in a dynamic, acclaimed community, minutes from top schools, Gatineau Park, locally owned businesses in Beechwood Village and the Byward Market. This home and its surroundings grow with you. Build memories, let your family thrive - see it today.

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Room Dimensions

Foyer Main 8'10 x 8
Living Room Main 18' x 12'10
Family Room Main 12'3 x 9'2
Kitchen Main 18'4 x 11'9
Dining Room Main 14' x 10'10
Den/Office Main 17' x 12'6
Partial Bath Main 5'7 x 3'10
Master Bedroom Second 17'5 x 12'7
Walk-In Closet Second 9' x 8'3
Ensuite 4-Piece Second 6'7 x 5'6
Bedroom Second 12'1 x 10'10
Bedroom Second 10'2 x 9'5
Bedroom Second 13'4 x 11'10
Bath 5-Piece Second 9' x 7'6
Bedroom Third 11'10 x 10'1
Bedroom Third 16'3 x 9'8
Bedroom Third 12'6 x 9'5
Bath 3-Piece Third 10'5 x 5'10
Laundry Room Lower 10' x 9'7
Gym Lower 13' x 9'6