10 Chancellor Court, Quinterra
$1,999,000

For those who insist that daily life should be a celebration of the senses and nature, this exceptional property is a must-see. When coupled with home's position on the banks of the Rideau River, the matter is unquestionable. With NCC land behind that promises never to be developed, this custom home, designed by architect Christopher Simmonds, accounts for the 21st century family's every whim. »cont'd

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Good impressions start on the quiet cul-de-sac of Chancellor Court. Assured tranquility, low-traffic, and safe, you'll enjoy the sense of leaving the city behind even though it's only minutes away. Arriving - natural stone quoins contrast the distinguished red brick facade and repeat above arched windows for a sense of presence. Landscaped gardens celebrate organic beauty, laying the foundation for what's to come.

Home has been custom designed to incorporate the five natural elements; fire, earth, metal, water and wood for a complete feeling of wellness and rejuvenation. There's nothing else like it. Indeed, this home was completely stripped down to the studs to create a haven of tranquility for those who work hard and expect home to be their sanctuary.

Beyond mahogany double doors, find all your senses captivated. A central hall designed to greet guests and host large gatherings is home to a stunning waterfall feature - its soothing melody accompanies day to day tasks and chic soirees beautifully. Bookended by metallic mosaic columns and topped with curved ceilings, its presence echoes an impressive sense of sky and nature. By day you'll delight in the natural light that pours in from large windows while at night, pot lights and fixtures hand-chosen from Astro Design Centre set a stylish mood. A dramatic central oak staircase and custom millwork throughout emphasize home's exceptional scale - smart living and beautifully designed spaces at each turn. All materials - even the glistening metallic pillars and cupboards - were selected to interpret a home that exudes wellbeing and life, celebrating nature and human existence.

To the left, a home office is bright, efficient, and secluded just enough to offer maximum productivity. Across the hall, the three way gas fireplace beckons social time and formal entertaining. Shaped to encourage conversation groupings, furniture placement in the formal living room is natural and easy, floating shelves keep it current. Beyond, a circular bar yields an on-point exclamation to kitchen gatherings, or elegant cocktail hour, the mirrored aluminum pedestal contrasting beautifully with solid wood butcher block. Granite tops a sweeping waterfall centre island with all the tools of a professional-grade kitchen: Miele steam oven and a two in one drawer microwave and toaster. A separate standing fridge and freezer stay hidden behind minimalistic walnut cabinetry - it's all low profile, soft close, organized within. The induction cooktop and deep oversized sink collude for effortless hosting and cooking - there are no better helpers than these. Clean lines on quartz countertops juxtapose with dappled aluminum overhead storage - full of visual and functional surprises, guests and family alike will love snacking on appetizers at the island before taking a seat in the beautiful adjacent dining area.

Beyond, the formal dining room is open and offers a stunning view of the backyard. Double french doors and deep-silled windows are framed in oak and punctuated by polished brass, framing distinguished views of the outdoors beyond. Notice these fine details: the handiwork of tilt and turn windows by Les Entreprises Marchand - easy maintenance and cleaning, managed airflow on every level - perfection flourishes.

Step into the greenhouse to barbecue all year round or enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub. This zone's outdoor kitchen makes outdoor living so accessible and comfortable. It opens onto an outdoor pergola and granite-topped table. Beyond interlock and a sunpad, a flawless kidney shaped salt-water pool is extra deep, specially built for diving. Summer enjoyment is inevitable here, with plentiful landscaped and low-maintenance outdoor space; there is always an opportunity to dine, relax, play and swim.

Back inside, continue to the sunken family room, delineated by rich walnut built-ins which keep wires and clutter at bay. A circular room is home to morning tea time, epic family games, or teen hangouts. Surrounded by high windows, it is at once cozy and chic.

Off the main hall, a powder room shows off gravity defying design - a ceiling mounted chrome teardrop faucet hangs delicately over a solid-granite carved pedestal sink, while a matching chrome towel rack feels suspended from mid-air. It's mind-bending details like this that offer an exceptional experience no matter where you are in this home. Nearby, a mudroom and three-car garage entry offer ingenious convenience.

The large open to above landing creates an airy volume of space as you approach the second level. Where to start? Perhaps the bright landing area - perfectly suited for a music corner or study nook. Better yet, the master suite calls. Beyond double doors find an incomparable adult refuge, where every new day means waking up within nature. Sleek white lacquered built-ins keep entertainment and wardrobe needs out of sight but within reach, but the true wow factor comes from a turreted circular relaxation area. It's nothing short of amazing. No need to go to the spa - the ensuite; with its cool theme in marble and ceramic, extra deep soaker tub and double vanity, will satisfy all relaxation needs. Your walk in shower becomes an aromatherapy scented steam room with the touch of a button. Catch your favourite news programs on the integrated mirror-tv. The water closet boasts a fully automated Toto toilet (as do all the other bathrooms on this level) that stays heated during cold winter months.

Laundry and four additional bedrooms make up the balance of this floor, each with something special to offer. A guest suite boasts loft ceilings, a walk-in closet and a beautifully kitted ensuite with extra deep tub. Another bedroom is adjoined to the main bathroom - a beautifully large four piece suite with a quartz-topped double vanity, chrome accents, a walk-in shower with body jets and soaker tub. Another bedroom offers rich built-in storage, and another - a marble-surround fireplace and walk-in closet.

A must for any family home is a finished basement. Here, find ample room to play, dance, and entertain. A large games or rec area is host to a fireplace and projection area for movie nights. A hobby room makes way for the crafty-minded, while a mirrored gym easily converts to a private yoga studio. Nearby, a three piece bath and traditional dry sauna awaits post-yoga sessions.

Enjoy the endless possibilities of a balanced lifestyle that comes with such a thoughtful home - fully integrated security and sound system via Russound, new efficient hot water and furnace, a taste of natural resort living with the Rideau River just steps away. Life in this location is truly exceptional. Revel in the proximity to the city centre, amenities and schools, yet enjoy the calming effect of nature. A special home for a special family awaits - see it today!

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Room Dimensions

Partial Bath Main 6'4 x 5'9
Mud Room Main 10'5 x 4'3
Solarium Main 12'5 x 12'3
Family Room Main 18'4 x 14'6
Dining Room Main 22'5 x 13'9
Kitchen Main 21'7 x 16'4
Living Room Main 18'3 x 13'2
Foyer Main 19' x 11'3
Foyer Main 11'6 x 6'11
Sitting Room Second 22' x 17'
Bath 4-Piece Second 8'6 x 4'10
Bedroom Second 23' x 15'
Walk-In Closet Second 8' x 6'
Bedroom Second 17'10 x 15'7
Bath 5-Piece Second 13'4 x 9'10
Bedroom Second 13'4 x 13'2
Ensuite 5-Piece Second 19'10 x 13'10
Master Bedroom Second 31'3 x 21'4
Gym Lower 25'5 x 19'4
See Remarks Lower 5'5 x 4'3
Bath 3-Piece Lower 8'3 x 7'10
Other Lower 12'8 x 9'9
Recreation Room Lower 39'7 x 30'5