There's only one destination for exquisitely elegant living in Ottawa; a heritage-designated community with the utmost in natural, architectural, and social standing – you're in the Village of Rockcliffe Park. Settled under a desciduous canopy on a quiet street in the most prestigious community Ottawa has on offer, an asymmetrical gabled home bearing the hallmarks of a classic saltbox style sits with a sweet disposition and unassuming nostalgia. »cont'd
Whether it's the wooded, park-like ambience or the wide lots and winding roads that give it away, it's clear you've set foot in a neighbourhood known for a commitment to ecological responsibility. It's easy to see why this space has been home to just two families since its inception a half-century ago – towering trees on a street like this don't form overnight – it's decades of diligent care and pride of community that have made this neighbourhood the pinnacle. Paired with great living space, natural flow, timeless composure, residents of Lyttleton Gardens hate to let it go.
An open entry hall leads guests into an elongated living area crowned with mouldings – perfect for multiple conversation areas, and must-have seating around the wood-burning fireplace. It doesn't take much imagination to visualize the graciously elegant dinner parties of a bygone era, and how malleable the space would be for 21st century living. While trends may ebb and flow, good bones and smart spaces stay true.
Oversized windows throughout the home hang like natural canvases painted with the splendour of what lies just beyond. Directly out the living room window, beautifully entwined trees grow together – an ageless testament of poise and dignity. It's a scene like this that says, 'it's worth it'.
A sun room with secondary and super-private patio access sits next to the living room; the outdoors is all but inside with windows around the perimeter. The dining room boasts an expansive window overlooking rose gardens; kitchen sink windows strike a pose at the corner of the home, facing two directions. There's an inherent flow to the space that makes the comings and goings of family life and the demands of entertaining more civilized.
Downstairs, a den supplies patio and barbeque access – a much-used staging area for outdoor enjoyment. Know that summers will be spent in the yard – take advantage of the space. A basement recreation room with a second fireplace, bedroom and bathroom complete the scene. An ample crawl space means great storage isn't just reserved for the garage, though there's plenty in there too. Upstairs, a fooler ensuite bathroom services the master bedroom and second bedroom.
The term 'family-friendly' doesn't do Rockcliffe Park justice – home to a well-tended and formerly private library branch, and some of Ottawa's most renowned private and public schools, take comfort knowing the kids are equipped with the finest tutelage possible. Local diversions like MacKay Lake, Rockcliffe Park, and the Pond – a favourite local swimming hole, are walking-close. Super-safe streets, great local amenities, five-star education – know you're offering your family the best of everything.
With downtown Ottawa ten minutes away, be drawn into the hustle and bustle of urban dining, shopping, and the 9-to-5. Once you've had your metropolitan fill, make your way home to your distinguished enclave in no time at all.
It's a space set in a richly historical and perpetually notable neighbourhood with strong ties to its past. Seize the moment, then just sit back and imagine the future.
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