There are elements that finish a home and those that define it – find the latter where sweeping views of Juliana Road and Wood Avenue strike the elusive balance between cultivated and 'au naturel'. Grounds embody the spirit of a neighbourhood – Rockcliffe Park meets Mother Nature with open arms, her heritage and endowments treasured. The home's rectilinear design and angular, mid-century construction are an engaging foil when set against such a 'green' backdrop – the pair harmonize spectacularly, the curbside impression gently shrouded in trees. Up the flagstone walkway, a 'secret garden'-like approach yields an oversized overhang at the doorway – sheltered from the elements, guests get the right impression – fuse a gorgeous vantage with comfort and fine finishing for the consummate family home. »cont'd
Inside, a wide entryway leaves welcoming a crowd an effortless affair. To the right, guests enter the joined living and dining rooms. The spaces are marked and grounded by a robust stone wood-burning fireplace, at once both rustic and refined between the distinguished spaces. The living room's floor-length windows command attention, making bright, natural light a given. Quiet garden plantings and rich wildlife grace the space as if on display.
Through the dining room, the kitchen's classic black and white palette and granite surfaces keep the space timeless and elegant; smart storage, top-notch appliances, nearby laundry and sink views over the yard find the family's pragmatic and aesthetic needs met in spades. Note the span of the bona fide great room – exceptional in a mid-century home, find kids doing homework, dinner on the stove, or end-of-day downtime in front of the family room gas fireplace. Whatever the need, the bright, expansive space lies at the ready.
Open doors to the yard to get the full effect – the water feature trickles with ambient sound, flagstone curves around the pool, sunlight aims to cast on the water just so. Front yard access requires a meander past perennial beds; on a tight spring-to-fall schedule, plants provide three seasons of blooms right on cue.
Inside, the mudroom and storage room leads to the garage – 21st century families know in a heartbeat why practical space like this is so valuable. Beyond, large home office proximity to the door is deemed advantageous by the work-from-home crowd; a large powder room rounds out the floor in picture-perfect completeness.
Upstairs, the master suite's double walk-in closets, each stocked with built-ins, and the ensuite's his and hers sinks, Jacuzzi and walk-in shower keep a couple very content. The room's windows permit enviable cross-breeze, but it's the panoramic views that steal the heart – the quiet, meandering tree-lined streets are the soul of this historical village. Greet them every morning.
Second and third bedrooms reap rewards from good storage and formidable views; the floor's main bathroom culminates in crisp, clean white and marble finishes, with a circular window adding a heap of architectural interest. Find great flexibility in the fourth bedroom – as a den, office, or small bedroom, its proximity to the sunroom makes it a privileged vantage. With tree-infused views around the property, the sunroom's separate thermostat grants year-round control. Rooftop terrace access obliges one further way to reap maximum benefit from the surroundings – find it a glorious perspective over an intoxicating homestead.
Irrigation and security systems answer practical concerns; the community's beloved hotspots like Mackay Lake, the pond, and the Rockeries win the family's affections. Find the combination of unrivaled grounds and community and a wonderful family home truly bewitching – the search ends here. Make your appointment!
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Central Built-in Vacuum
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