The quiet luxury of Manor Park and inviting appeal of a well-appointed family sanctuary yields only the best for a discerning 21st century family. Lush maple trees make peaceful sentinels; behold a neighbourhood that magically combines the conviviality of family life with all the character and conveniences of an urban center. Residents are accustomed to the best of an idyllic lifestyle and wouldn't have it any other way - wide laneways and spacious yards produce a fitting backdrop for children's daily antics, and a getaway to the vibrant shops and restaurants of Beechwood Village allow for an untroubled date-night that's not too far from home. »cont'd
Note how everything about home is tastefully to the point. Landscaped gardens welcome and add a touch of privacy along an interlock walkway. Sash windows complement a transom door and set the tone for what's inside - easy elegance abounds. A saltbox design reminiscent of New England keeps a certain flow and produces thoughtful spaces to live and entertain. Marvel at how hosting a chic soiree and family pizza night can both happen effortlessly under the same roof.
Upon entry, note the marble floor and his and hers closets, allowing you to decompress and leave worries of the day where they belong: at the door. Oak hardwood underfoot and nine foot ceilings above do well to showcase cove mouldings and large windows - natural light is no stranger here. Clever design endows a purpose to every space; a more formal dining and living area impresses upon entry, while preparation stays out of mind but close at hand behind french doors that access the rear of the home. To the right, a stately dining room with butler-door access to the kitchen gives dinner parties an old-world flair.
Swing through and enter a kitchen that is as practical as it is grand. Travertine floors collude with granite countertops, shaker cabinetry and stainless steel appliances for the chef's ideal workspace. A double sink overlooks the yard, making after-dinner playtime easy to coordinate with washing up. Family meals and conversation flow easily into an informal eating space with patio access to the yard in the background, followed by a go-to spot for games, cozy nights in and everything in between - the family room beckons. A gas fireplace with teak and marble surround produces an impressive focal point; pot lighting and integrated sound set whatever mood is desired. The airy luxury achieved in the family room is mirrored to a more elevated effect in the adjacent living room - gas fireplace is flanked by wall sconces, and french doors frame the space and allow variability when entertaining.
Off the kitchen find utilities tucked away but close at hand: beyond a crisp powder room, find access to the two car garage, laundry room, storage closet and secondary access to the yard. Pets, kids, Ottawa's seasonal elements - all are easily corralled and handled in this well-organized space.
A stunning Tiffany light fixture leads the way upstairs where 3 or 4 spacious bedrooms maintain airy sophistication - large windows in each. Find two bedrooms ideally placed for optimal sunlight, while roomy closets leave plenty of space for a guest's weekend visit or a budding fashionista. The master suite reserves the best for its occupants; corner windows, a bright walk-in closet and an outstanding ensuite come together for the ultimate in comfort and indulgence .
An exceptional loft space over the garage is a treat; take advantage of it's additional storage and let it work for you: fourth bedroom, yoga studio, playroom, or autonomous space for a growing teen are equally appealing.
In the finished basement, find the combination of ample storage and a smart layout invaluable as workout area, games room, or rec room all make themselves at home. A stunning 3 piece marble-clad bathroom serves the area in style.
A well-appointed yard competes only with attractions that surround. When home is the destination, find a 10 person sunken hot tub, expansive patio and lush green space for you to enjoy. If adventure calls, only a quick walk is needed to visit the neighbourhood-favourite pond close by, or hop on a bike or pair of skis to access the plethora of paths leading to the Ottawa River, the city and beyond. Transit keeps the city close, but know that home is a peaceful haven only a lucky few get to experience - be a part of it!
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