Few homes are worthy of an address in Ottawa's most elite neighbourhood. Rockcliffe Park welcomes this addition – pure clean lines, grand spaces, and sharp finishes – with open arms. The space sits at the apex of a curved driveway, the entryway pillars and windows drawing linear inspiration from Contemporary architecture at its finest – stripped of its uncompromising sterility; a nod to what a home should be – comfortable, elegant, perfection. Exterior masonry speaks to the space's unbeatable natural surroundings, paying homage to its birthplace in Ottawa's original 'green' village. »cont'd
Guests can't wait to get indoors – everyone wants to see what those gorgeous two-storey entryway windows look like from the inside. They're not disappointed – sharp on-trend fixtures reign down from the ceiling; a second floor glass railing extends the light. Ahead in the living room, transoms tower over full-length windows – pot lighting crowns the ceiling, but with so much natural light, they make only nighttime appearances. The gas fireplace stakes its claim at one end of the great room; in response, a bumped-out horizontal window opposite asserts with visual interest of its own. Double doors to the patio and wrought iron-fenced yard ensure comings and goings – alfresco dining, playtime – happen with ease.
Pillars delineating the great room from the kitchen strike a chord – a theme acknowledged upon entry – a bold claim on space, executed with a keen eye for architectural detailing. With side yard access down the hall and the kitchen straight ahead, eye-catching kitchen finishes lead guests in. Smart storage is nestled between top-notch appliances – the AGA gas range and dishwasher take all the chef throws at them – quartz countertops and much-used centre island pledge a similar allegiance. Task lighting and a mother of pearl-flecked mosaic backsplash add that little bit of 'bling'.
Upstairs, on the first of two sleeping levels in the split, find three bedrooms and full bath. Note oversized doorways framed in robust mouldings throughout – a handsome theme that ties a comely package ribbon-tight. On the upper floor, enter what can only be the master suite – with a triad of oversized windows alongside patio access and a full five-star ensuite, one would assume this is the star of the show. Not quite – just one lucky resident, or an even luckier guest. The master suite – and true piece de resistance – lies beyond. Pot lighting casts a warm glow; walk-in closet track lighting maintains a boutique dressing room feel and a curved wall allows that extra few inches of usable space. In the king and queen's new favourite hideaway, radiant floor heating yields year-round comfort and his and hers sinks are nestled in a bed of quartz. Natural light is an understatement – you're bathing in a forest – or so it seems.
Pry yourself from perfect serenity for family time in the theatre/recreation room. Street-level windows tag team with bulkheads, pot lighting, and gas fireplace. Add easy powder room and mudroom access and conclude – it may be built and designed with sumptuous elegance in mind, but this home can still handle all the action family life throws its way.
Flawless architectural detailing leaves the eye satiated, while smart spaces make family life pleasurable. You're in an unparalleled neighbourhood, filled to the gills with wooded lots, top-notch schools, notable residents, the who's who of every walk of life. Join the ranks of Ottawa's best and brightest – you're home.
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