A corner lot is a coveted vantage in any neighbourhood, but in highly acclaimed Rockcliffe Park, it's truly a golden opportunity. Where trees are majestic, roads are picturesque and winding, here the city's elite families dwell in peaceful luxury amidst the intellectual, cultural, and social pillars of the nation's capital. »cont'd
A lush border inaugurates home's welcoming facade. The full brick exterior and hipped roofline accentuate split level construction, and serve as a cool reminder of the heritage within. The double garage and driveway with enough room for 2 additional cars leave parking woes a thing of the past, while guests are easily enchanted by the lush greenery that surrounds entry.
Commanding double doors open onto a foyer that immediately feels friendly - illuminated via sidelights and a sense of calm. Closet, second floor, living, and family room access is all within reach upon first steps. Note the poignant mid-century modern trademarks that are exhibited by flat planes, expansive windows and open, flowing space. Throughout, a display of impeccable maintenance yields an opportune occasion to customize and make the space your own. Know that there will be plenty of features you'll want to keep; the high, vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, and a layout that sings.
The sunken living room beckons - its wall to wall windows and double doors facing a secluded front yard proffer a serene sense of cottage life within an urban neighbourhood - where else could you find the changing landscape of four seasons so beautifully displayed? A wood fireplace anchors the room's rectilinear shape - a decorator's dream if there ever was one. Find the dining room adjacent - conveniently located to smoothly transition cocktail hour into dinner time. The room's symmetry yields an ideal space for formal gatherings, while floor to ceiling sliding doors and windows leave al-fresco dining a very real and enticing possibility. There is, of course, a backyard as delightful as the garden in front, given home was deliberately built to maximize the green space and natural light that surrounds. A contained kitchen sits beside the dining room - let your imagination run wild here - you have everything you need to create a beautiful hub for your clan - for isn't the kitchen always the place where family life happens? A cathedral ceiling in the adjoining family room adds volume to a space that houses a second fireplace, and signature sweeping floor to ceiling sliding doors and windows. Let nature in, no matter the time of year.
The split level stairway to the second floor includes a landing that overlooks the family room, adding architectural dimension. A pocket door ensures privacy - entertain guests without disturbing the little ones' sleep. A main bathroom and three bedrooms dominate the upstairs hall - each well appointed with reach-in closets and windows as big as the last. The master bedroom features enviable corner windows and a large footprint, laying the groundwork on which to build your very own personalized retreat. The adjoining three piece ensuite boasts oodles of storage and enough room for a custom morning oasis.
Built on the grade, the basement has two levels - on the first; a large laundry area precedes a three piece ensuite - the perfect complement to two additional bedrooms found on this level - there is always room for company, as well as a quiet den or home office. Never worry about compromising comfort for lack of space space, this home has it in spades. Find also garage access and a separate entrance; the busiest of families will relish in these practicalities - daily comings and goings are managed without disrupting the rest of the house. Below, an unfinished expanse is ready and waiting to become whatever you need - is it a playroom? Games room? Home gym? More storage? Plenty of square footage and sound construction will bring the best ideas to fruition.
Marvel at the idyllic family life that can happen here - bring your brood on trips to McKay lake, for a swim at the Pond, bike on the nearby paths along the Ottawa River, or take a walk to Beechwood Village for a date night just for two. The best schools in the city are walking-close, and the city's political and business centre are a short transit ride away. A star-quality layout, 21st century appeal, and the opportunity to build your dream home - this is a must see!
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