20 Herridge Street, Ottawa East
$1,050,000

Standing peerless on the corner of convivial family living and picturesque neighbourhood views, this spacious dwelling offers an exceptional way of life in a rare pocket of peaceful urban environs. Steps to the Rideau Canal, easy access to both of the city's universities and business centre - it truly doesn't get any better than this. »cont'd

Property for Sale

On approach, the appeal grows. Sandy-hued cornerstones contrast a full red brick exterior while the Bostonian awning radiates comfort and class in a post-colonial example of architecture. With the garage on one side and a corner lot granting a green lawn in front, the frontage of this detached urban home is highly inviting.

Within, it's as open and spacious as they come. You're greeted by natural light and rich finishes that create a subtle picture of easy refinement. Clearly, home has been designed to optimize its corner vantage - sweeping windows, everywhere. Exotic hardwood floors gleam throughout, high ceilings and plentiful windows framed in timeless moulding and millwork lay out a floor plan with great flow. With a bright front door transom, the front hall closet and convenient powder room are a jumping off point for guest and resident entries alike.

Know that home is an energy efficient build, with structured insulated panel design yielding quiet, comfortable surroundings. Radiant heat flooring throughout and a ductless heat pump air conditioner are unseen benefits that allow customized comfort on every floor. Environmentally friendly and economical, the high efficiency furnace and on-demand hot water system make a great pair.

An open living and dining room is bathed in natural light and sets an elegant tone for entertaining or lounging post-work and school. This is unquestionably a zone for entertaining, where furniture placement comes easily and conversation flows as well as the layout. Flanked by two tall windows, the gas fireplace offers comfortable informality. An adjacent open dining area welcomes dinner parties with ease. Alternatively, a den, personal library or music nook would be right at home here.

A french door leads to the true heart of home, allowing the visual space to flow. Clerestory windows over the cabinets are an ingenious design cue; natural light always illuminates your culinary tasks, pot lights take over when night falls. The center island is a taskmaster: breakfast to-go, wine rack, prep space - find all needs answered. Nearby, a breakfast nook and gas fireplace maximize functional elements of this cozy family room. Large patio doors offer an easy step from indoors to outdoors, extending the living space through the summer months. With space to dine and grill, find perfection in this streetside getaway.

The master bedroom sits at the top of the stairs, and exudes pure pleasure all around. Soaring ceilings repeat, a duo of windows and patio doors to a Juliet balcony start every day right. A walk-through closet pairs beautifully with the ensuites classic finishes. Paying homage to home's rich aesthetic, a clawfoot tub is a delight. A corner shower and vanity with integrated sink round out this unanticipated spacious zone.

Down the hall, a second large bedroom is equally as bright as the master, and boasts an ensuite too. This one is kitted out in sleek, contemporary tilework, the walk-in shower validating the benefits of ensuites for autonomous members of your clan. This levels large laundry suite and linen closet offer storage galore.

Continue up solid wood stairs to two bedrooms on the third level connected by an ensuite. Autonomous teens, university students - these rooms offer everyone their own personal space. As a bonus? Occupants get their own terrace each - cedar decks and panoramic treetop views make summertime an epic series of leisure. Watch the fireworks and boats on the canal all summer long, knowing your view will always be this gorgeous.

In the basement, opportunity presents itself in the form of a fully kitted out nanny or in-law suite with separate access. A kitchen, three piece bathroom, and open living and dining room sit across a bright bedroom. Garage access is also found on this level leaving comings and goings a breeze.

A savvy home that balances great style with daily family life, a neighbourhood that aptly combines a vibrant heritage, superb location, and convivial community. With access to every type of school nearby, and social hub Lansdowne minutes away, everybody reaps the dividends of this splendid location. The result is an exceptional place to call home. Make it yours and book a viewing today!

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Room Dimensions

Foyer Main 7'4 x 6'3
Living Room Main 16'5 x 12'6
Dining Room Main 14' x 12'7
Kitchen Main 21'5 x 12'8
Sitting Room Main 11'4 x 10'2
Master Bedroom Second 17' x 12'2
Walk-In Closet Second 9'8 x 6'3
Ensuite 4-Piece Second 9'11 x 9'4
Bedroom Second 13'2 x 12'10
Ensuite 3-Piece Second 8'8 x 5'2
Laundry Room Second 9'2 x 7'2
Bedroom Third 17'2 x 12'4
Bedroom Third 11'10 x 9'5
Ensuite 4-Piece Third 9'5 x 6'5
Living/Dining Lower 17'9 x 11'8
Kitchen Lower 17'6 x 8'4
Mud Room Lower 10'8 x 7'2
Bath 4-Piece Lower 8'3 x 4'11