If simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance, look no further than 1 Grosvenor Avenue to experience such understated beauty first hand. An impeccable four stories of Barry Hobin-designed space fuses with the brilliant interior design work of Dylan O'Keefe, culminating in a lifestyle that is simple, easy, refined. There is little wonder then, that this home boasts several GOHBA awards, including condominium unit of the year - a seemingly inevitable outcome when ROCA Homes is responsible for the construction and exquisite craftsmanship found inside and out. It starts with direct access to the Rideau Canal and Central Park-like views of Ottawa, and finishes with luxury-infused details - home epitomizes a lifestyle that most only dream about. »cont'd
Perched above the canal in Old Ottawa South, this home overlooks an expanse of green that tumbles down onto bike paths and Colonel By Drive. The best part? You don't have to maintain it - sitting atop NCC parkland yields worry-free seasons and a guaranteed view for years to come. Curbside, creative use of natural elements like stone and wood contrast beautifully with contemporary materials such as brick and metal - the overall effect is a subtle nod to the future while complementing the surrounding community's heritage.
Be delighted to find that natural design elements continue to reign within, highlighted by an ingenious use of space and optimal flow. Walnut flooring, pot lighting and soaring ceilings throughout team up with expansive windows and clean lines to maximize natural light and let nature in.
An open and airy feeling welcomes. Back and front entrances mirror each other across an uninterrupted hallway to stunning effect, presenting a venue that facilitates both daily comings and goings, as well as grand entrances. Guests need not worry about urban parking woes - a two car garage plus laneway room for four additional vehicles manages with ease. Take the elevator to any floor, or discover its undeniable value when transporting a hefty grocery haul. Also on the first level, a private guest wing ready for 21st century needs; whether it serves best as an in-law suite or home office, occupants profit from privileged canal views and a sumptuous, fully-customizable space.
Take the stairs to the second level, where all the needs of daily life are met, and then some. If you didn't love to cook before, the show-stopping kitchen may change your mind - even if it's just to get a taste of the five-star Miele appliances or to enjoy the wall-to-wall over-sink view. Nobody can deny the allure of a plumbed-in coffee maker on early mornings, or the discrete yet oh-so handy workstation that becomes your right hand for organizing recipes, dinner parties, and daily schedules. It's as if every design aspect is colluding to make life easier, better.
Guests can pull up a stool at the quartz-topped island, its waterfall effect lending a cocktail-like vibe. Conversation, laughter, good memories - create them in the open dining and living space that flows beyond the kitchen. Hosting a crowd comes easily - a flexible space such as this yields room for an elegant dinner party or cocktail soiree for fifty or more. Summer months find the private terrace uber useful, where life spills effortlessly outside - accompanied by music via wired outdoor speakers, of course. Back inside, clever built-ins and wall space showcase art, family souvenirs and memorabilia, but never at the expense of natural light. Sliding panels above the marble-ensconced fireplace conceal a TV and life's tech necessities, switching from formal living to cozy family room with just one swipe.
Take the stairs to the third level - you'll want to enjoy the playful feeling of being in a super chic urban tree-house as you follow the path of a maple's trunk through wide windows. Catch your breath in the master bedroom - double corner windows with a sensational tree-top view take it away again. Bedtime routines are forever peaceful - manage household lights and sound with the convenient Crestron Home Automation System panel. Double sliding doors announce a heavenly en-suite which boasts a freestanding tub, walk-in shower and his and hers vanities. Mornings become an exercise in indulgence when accompanied by an expansive walk-in closet and heated floors. Escarpment stone and pocket doors keep things organic, uncomplicated - embrace the zen-like ambience. Down the hall, a second bedroom harbours its own three-piece en-suite, and a large laundry room keeps household needs in order.
The fourth level grants access to the rooftop terrace. Vistas like this are so spectacular they have to be shared; just be careful about your guestlist - they won't want to leave. Natural gas barbeque, irrigated gardens, and speakers stand at the ready for a memorable alfresco experience. The floorplan ends in the finished basement where storage, mechanical room, and a rec room with enough space for a personal gym are found.
Marvel at the offering of complete privacy in a luxurious urban setting, minutes from the city centre. Explore Ottawa's bike path system, walk to Lansdowne for groceries and entertainment, or discover the heritage charm of Old Ottawa South. Modern lifestyle needs aren't just met here - they're exceeded in the most stylish way. Make it your reality today!
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