22 Davidson Drive, Rothwell Heights
$1,950,000

An unparalleled neighbourhood with mid-century character, proximity to the Ottawa River, wide laneways, and family-friendly appeal - Rothwell Heights is known for its endless list of benefits.Forested and city-close, sprawling treed lots boast some of the city's best residential architecture. Backing onto Quarry Park at the highest elevation in the city, 22 Davidson is a subtle stand out amongst its peers. As the first home conceived by renowned Ottawa builder Bill Teron and renovated by Steve Houseman, this dwelling is a legacy in itself. Stunning interiors from Patrick McCarron and exceptional architectural details elevate this home to stratospheric levels. Heritage sourced materials pay homage to Canada's storied past. »cont'd

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First impressions establish a strong commitment to flawless details and a lasting presence. Quoins at every corner are mirrored around windows and a cedar shingled roof signals character and excellence. A verdant lawn stretches between garages at each end of this dwelling - one is tucked away and out of sight for a picture-perfect facade. As you make your way towards the entrance, don't forget to look down. The limestone at your feet is from the same quarry as Kingston's city hall - the first of many historic elements that make up the magic of this home.

A classic semi-circular topped door marks your entrance. Within, family-ready spaces and sophisticated locales are the result of meticulous planning and unequivocal taste. High ceilings, sweeping windows and a split level layout deliberately highlight sightlines: at every turn, find yourself admiring striking natural surroundings and singular architectural details like visible gable ties and heritage stonework. Select windows have been triple glazed to optimize internal temperature control all year round. The overall result is a timeless home that is as liveable as it is dignified. Classic themes are echoed in oak hardwood, reclaimed birch, and slate floors, plus custom raised wood paneling and finishes crafted by the same artisans who worked on the nation's Parliament.

To the left, functional helpers assist unencumbered entrances; a large front hall closet leaves seasonal items stowed, while a well turned-out powder room keeps pragmatic needs met. Laundry sits near the entrance to the single car garage - extracurricular or pet gear, or your beloved vehicle can be kept from the Canadian winter and close to the liiving room. Find also two temperature controlled wine fridges for 600 bottle storage - your inner sommelier is satisfied.

On the other side of the entrance, formal entertaining takes shape in jaw-dropping locales. 15 foot ceilings adorned with solid wood coffers are a nod to the prestigious Laurentian Club, while floor to ceiling windows showcase an ever changing tableau of Canada's four seasons. Solid wood bookshelves and marble surround fireplace yield a notable sense of occasion for every event. Guests and conversation move into the dining room, where distinguished dinner parties happen effortlessly thanks to 9 foot ceilings, lush surroundings through sweeping windows and easy access to the kitchen.

Inventive design continues in the sleek kitchen with ample storage and working space. Five star brands like Dacor, Miele and SubZero are the perfect trio of sous-chefs. A window sink overlooking the backyard makes washing up and prep work a pleasant task. Nearby, the eat-in area is bright and cheerful - family dinners have never looked so good. Beyond, access to the double car garage proves infinitely useful, and a hallway leads to a nanny or in-law suite. Kitted with an ensuite and kitchinette, long term guests are well taken care of.

Take one of the 6 outdoor access points and explore the professionally landscaped grounds. Undeniably serene, history is built into every corner of your outdoor oasis. A 40 foot stone bench that was once part of the Rideau Canal now borders lush perennials, and 1000 square feet of limestone from the same quarry as Quebec City's Citadelle now delineates your covered terrace. Some of Canada's most iconic stories now surround your morning coffee and elevate your evening aperitivo.

Back inside, take the stairs to the second level. Before exploring sleeping quarters, discover a masterful leisurely retreat. Beamed cathedral ceilings, solid wood paneling, plush carpet, gas fireplace and a wet bar - it all comes together as a perfect Billiards room. Discerning guests will appreciate the over-table light designed by Patrick McCarron with six parchment shades made by Grand Central Inc. in Montreal.

Find four bedrooms including the master suite and a beautifully turned out bathroom. Two bedrooms feature their own ensuites, resulting in chic autonomy for occupants. One of these guest bedrooms used to be the master and is granted a lovely view overlooking Quarry Park along with apple and lilac trees. Picturesque views overlooking the backyard draws your attention in the master suite. A marble surround gas fireplace guarantees a peaceful evening routine. Pair it with the spa-inspired ensuite featuring a corner soaker tub, walk-in shower and separate water closet for daily indulgence. bathroom. Another guest bedroom is conveniently located near the bathroom.

Half a level above, a personal and private library overlooks stunning views of the Ottawa River through a lunette window. Pine built-in shelving is collegial and inviting, serving up productive days and reflective evenings. Where else could you enjoy such a peaceful private view as this?

Beyond every tasteful detail that you can see, lies a functional benefit that you cannot: heated floors in the garage and gym, high efficiency laundry appliances, on demand hot water in every bathroom and kitchen, an intercom system throughout, and power controlled roof windows are just some of the features which make this home move-in ready and an absolute joy and privilege to live in. Home boasts comfortable space for the new environment of working at home, as well as sharing with seniors or nannies. Coupled with expansive outdoor space, and basketball court next to the park - there's no need to move your car. A picnic table and activity sandbox is perfect to watch your children or grandchildren in the safe environment of Quarry Park.

Find an alluring neighbourhood for growing families that is rich in social values and a one-of-a-kind vantage in the nation's capital. Quarry Park nearby offers a 1km walking circle, the absence of curbs or sidewalks and minimal traffic makes this home a walkers paradise. Transit is close, your downtown commute is speedy, and excellent schools are minutes away. Find the epitome of satisfying and sophisticated living - where a peaceful daily routine yields all the makings of a family-centric life.

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Room Dimensions

Foyer Main 12'8 x 7'10
Living Room Main 16'5 x 15'4
Dining Room Main 15'4 x 11'2
Kitchen Main 22'1 x 10'11
Eating Area Main 12'11 x 10'10
Sitting Room Main 14'10 x 9'6
Gym Main 15'2 x 9'4
Bedroom Main 7'10 x 6'4
Kitchenette Main 11' x 6'4
Bath 3-Piece Main 7'8 x 4'7
Mud Room Main 11'2 x 7'2
Laundry Room Main 20'5 x 14'11
Partial Bath Main 8'8 x 3'6
Master Bedroom Second 20'7 x 18'2
Ensuite 5-Piece Second 11'10 x 11'7
Walk-In Closet Second 11'8 x 8'4
Bedroom Second 15'8 x 12'7
Ensuite 3-Piece Second 7'11 x 6'3
Bedroom Second 25'9 x 10'1
Ensuite 4-Piece Second 7' x 6'8
Bedroom Second 12'11 x 12'
Bath 4-Piece Second 9'11 x 4'11
Billiards Room Second 29'6 x 24'6
Library Second 15'10 x 14'10