In a bustling urban centre with the nation's capital all around, find an elegant, understated home where creature comfort and family living are paramount and the home's yard conveys a verdant outdoor oasis. With Beechwood's amenities, the Governor General's estate, and the Byward Market a walk away and buses at the corner, marvel at how tranquil urban life can feel. »cont'd
The home's exterior couldn't be more on point as a perfect representation of the historical neighbourhood itself – classic appeal, 21st century relevant – the culmination is exquisite. The rich full brick exterior and classic ribbed roof play off cooler trim tones with expertise. Along one side, a wrought iron gate and garden beds at the curb; to the other, driveway and garage yield parking for two. Welcome guests under the covered porch; with an unassuming frontage, the interior living space surprises – it's as open and spacious as they come.
Inside, refined entertaining finds a warm welcome – across hardwood floors lies the formal living room. The room's alcove and bay windows look out over New Edinburgh's iconic Crichton Street, leaving guests people-watching in style. French doors through to the central dining room are repeated on the way to the kitchen. The room's hexagonal-like shape keeps dining a dignified affair and the space visually flowing.
The kitchen's bells and whistles wow the accomplished chef – organization and storage, high-end tools and solid finishes – the menu takes its cues from the ambience. Rich grain in granite countertops, pot lighting, subway tile and peninsula millwork and detailing are just icing on a truly decadent cake. Adjacent, the family room's wood-burning fireplace and the home's rear view out to the cedar deck and yard beyond culminates in comfortable informality. Note large, multi-directional windows, maximizing light in each room – an element that continues throughout the home. Find the easy step from indoors to outdoors produces a true impression of extended living space - with space to dine, play, grill, and garden on the multi-level deck and beyond, find perfection in a private 'green' getaway. A fenced yard keeps little people and animals contained.
Inside, the powder room, closet and mudroom-style hall to the garage and side door elevate the home from grown-up chic to family paradise – everything finds its place and it's all out of the way. Downstairs, the basement's abundant storage, laundry zone and well-finished wide open living space find great use – theatre room, play room, home gym – the endless options are a much-appreciated neighbourhood premium.
Up solid oak stairs to the second floor, where good storage and wonderful windows in two bedrooms please all, and the floor's walk-in linen closet and main bathroom fill the space with storage galore. Down the hall, the master suite exudes pure pleasure in every detail. Soaring cathedral ceilings are crowned by corresponding skylights overhead; a trio of windows start the day off right. A walk-in closet is paired with the ensuite bathroom's sleek modern finishes to complete the star treatment. Paying homage to the home's origins in time, the ensuite's claw foot tub, his and hers sinks and corner glass shower are sleek and contemporary with traditional tones – truly a modern delight.
A savvy home that melds great style with daily family life; a neighbourhood that aptly combines rich heritage, phenomenal location, amenities, and community spirit. Put it together for an exceptional space to call home. Make it yours!
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