Just Listed!
9 Fairbairn Street, Old Ottawa South
$949,900

For decades, residents of Ottawa's cherished Old South neighbourhood have enjoyed watching their surroundings grow to include some of the city's most desirable, delicious and walkable destinations. »cont'd

Property for Sale

Just two quiet turns from Bank Street's family-filled end, and down a gentle slope, waits the historical treasure that is 9 Fairbairn. Resting back from peaceful sidewalks, with an exterior of caramel stucco, trimmed in chestnut, this architecturally pleasing gem sits proudly and comfortably alongside its well-appointed peers.

Upon approaching, pause to bask in elements of Mediterranean style, such as the arched entrance of a covered front porch, perfect for watching the world go by. Prepare to be amazed by the amount of space this demure residence is concealing behind its modest outward appearance.

On the other side of a timeless front door, enter the sunlit foyer to a main floor of recently replaced windows and warm, original hardwood. Look up and around to see ceiling heights reaching over nine feet tall and alluring accent details, including a decorative circular ceiling medallion. Passage by an antique wall register, both whimsical and elegant, ignites the beginnings of exciting future plans and possibilities for complimentary furnishings and decor.

Marvel at the craftsmanship evident in original crown moldings and trim, painted in classic white. Thirty years of hands-on homeowner expertise have resulted in detailed and loving renovations, upgrades, maintenance and space-saving solutions throughout the house.

Adherence to a familiar and traditional layout, ensures that visitors will have little trouble finding everything that they are looking for, with room remaining for pleasant surprises. To the left of an airy hall, sits a lengthy formal living room featuring black marble fireplace and charming window bench. Across the way, a brightly lit sitting room and dining room mingle to make for easy post-dinner repose or memorable party setting. A generous square pass-through in the dining room's back wall, floods further natural light into the space, from a back wall of glass family room windows

Mealtimes will surely become a joy in a rear eat-in kitchen fully outfitted in abundant handcrafted wooden cabinetry, drawers and shelving. Prepare and serve favourite snacks, bake or pack lunches on pristine and durable white and grey marbled laminate countertops, including a central freestanding island. An opposing stainless sink and modern cooktop make for easy movement and division of tasks.

An adjacent family room, walled in windows, topped in decorative wood ceiling beams and three well-placed skylights, creates a warm and natural atmosphere reminiscent of treasured summer retreats to the lake or sea.

When dishes and tasks are complete, gaze out at nature's beauty, with coffee or a favourite drink in hand, in a stunning, connected all-season breakfast nook and sunroom. Barbeque, rest or read on a roomy raised deck looking down on authentic lanes and lush gardens. A secluded powder room, appealingly curved in shape, completes a wealth of comfort measures designed for both owners and guests.

Up a well-built staircase a second floor presents a full bathroom, with shower, soaker tub and sizeable counter. Three windowed and substantial bedrooms, well-spaced for privacy, also make for ideal home offices, the sweetest first nursery and nights of undisturbed rest. A delightful master dressing room boasts just two of the chamber's four closets.

With more than enough space for a good-sized family to spread out and share, the discovery of a completely finished lower level proves to be well beyond the wildest expectations of an esteemed older home. Astonishingly high ceilings and pristine floors outline and highlight three windowed bedrooms/offices, main recreation room, walk-in laundry room, second full kitchen and bathroom. Superbly suited to a nanny, relatives, guests or older children, a separate entrance offers further independence and efficient outdoor access.

When asked what led to the purchase of this lovely home, the owners of 9 Fairbairn choose a love for the neighbourhood. A quick tour reveals scores of happy residents, walking, biking, running and pushing strollers down vibrant, friendly streets and nearby paths. Families will enjoy access to excellent elementary and secondary schools. Restaurants, pubs and cafes offer endless possibilities for dining in or taking out. Shop Landsdowne Park and the Glebe for all that is needed. Make an appointment today!

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Room Dimensions

Living Room Main 14'10 x 10'10
Dining Room Main 14'2 x 10'10
Den Main 18'9 x 10'9
Kitchen Main 12'6 x 10'9
Eating Area Main 10'9 x 9'1
Family Room Main 17'1 x 11'6
Sunroom Main 12' x 11'7
Bath 2-Piece Main 11'4 x 4'8
Master Bedroom Second 18'8 x 14'
Bath 4-Piece Second 9' x 7'2
Bedroom Second 14' x 11'
Bedroom Second 11'10 x 7'3
Living Room Lower 15'9 x 9'5
Kitchen Lower 10'4 x 8'6
Bedroom Lower 11'9 x 10'1
Bedroom Lower 12'6 x 9'3
Bath 4-Piece Lower 6'11 x 5'7
Bedroom Lower 14'11 x 9'3
Laundry Room Lower 9'10 x 9'3
Storage Room Lower 10'6 x 7'5