167 Mackay St, New Edinburgh
$1,049,000

19th century meets light-loving modern functionality in this one of a kind historic home. Pre-confederation craftsmanship has been honoured and updated with a fine respect for the rich history that surrounds - you won't find anything like it anywhere else. Above all, the address boasts a special vantage across from the grounds of the Governor General's residence - this home radiates with character and influence. »cont'd

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Curbside, you can barely glimpse the addition that grants extra family living space and every modern need - it's all Georgian-style brick surround with symmetrical dormer windows, picturesque gardenscapes and a portico shielding guests from the elements on arrival. Refined, aesthetically on-point - the best is yet to come.

Within, a bright vestibule shows off soaring ceilings and french doors for a grand welcome. Beyond, original design features yield exceptional first impressions - plaster ceilings, original hardwood floors accompanied by high baseboards. What a wow factor. There's ample space for guests to get acquainted while the main hall layout leads to a formal living and dining room to the right. Comforting elements reign; an equilateral footprint grants effortless furniture placement while the view through the front window has framed a centuries-old maple tree to perfection. Through the rounded archway, the dignified dining room offers enough space for ample seating plus room to move around. Host elegant dinner parties, knowing that conversation flows endlessly as the mess of clean up stays out of sight. The best part? Dreaming up what kinds of conversations have occured in this very room while the nation was still in its infancy.

Back in the main hall, a closet sits below the stairs - the first of many storage solutions rarely found in a home with this lineage. A french door leads to the 21st century addition, starting with an exceptionally convenient mudroom. Ceramic at your feet, laundry tucked away, and built-in cubbies kitted with wainscotting make a stylish yet functional entrance for daily comings and goings via the side door. A nearby powder room is smart and discrete. Beyond, the bright kitchen welcomes. Chic white shaker cabinetry keeps chef's tools at bay, and includes a wall of built-ins to up the storage factor. Black granite counters offer a sleek contrast and plenty of workspace. A gas fireplace beckons social time in the family room adjacent. Keep an eye on post-school routines while you prep in the kitchen, enjoy family movie night, or throw open the extra wide patio doors and let leisure activities spill outside during summer months. In the back garden, landscape design optimizes shade, privacy, and sun. Lush greenery surrounds outdoor dining and casual zones - it's hard to believe you're in the heart of the city. Two outdoor sheds handle seasonal gear and paraphernalia, while laneway access banishes parking woes - fit 4 cars comfortably if needed.

Back inside, the second floor repeats historic features - note the solid wood banister and repeated high ceilings for dramatic effect. In the master suite, windows frame a scenic street view - perpetually peaceful. A large footprint and spacious walk-in closet is a welcome and pleasant surprise - who said you had to sacrifice function for historic charm? A second bedroom is large enough to see alternative uses like a home office, den, or personal library - make it your own and let your decor dreams fly. The main bathroom is where dreams really come true however; thanks to its spa-like vibe. Spacious, bright and airy, and with a personal and completely private terrace with a tree-top view. Indulge in the soaker tub after a long bike ride or ski along the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers, while the walk-in shower handles busy weekdays. A double vanity and large closet handle pragmatic needs. Two bedrooms on the third level feature sweet dormer windows and spacious guest accommodations. The main three piece bathroom on this level is bright and refreshing.

Ending in the basement, another pleasant surprise awaits - there's so much more than a crawl space typical of homes of this era. Plenty of dry, organized storage, including access to the backyard for easy storage of patio trappings. Is there any 21st century need this home doesn't satisfy?

There is no doubt, when a home so functional and well designed as this becomes available in New Edinburgh, it's an opportunity to be seized. Family-friendly and chic design in a neighbourhood known for great sense of community, historic pride, and covetable laneway living. Some of the city's best schools are minutes away, families skate and picnic at the Governor General's residence, furry friends love the off-leash dog park, while surrounding bike paths and local amenities in Beechwood Village will soon become frequent hangouts. A quick commute to the city centre via transit, bike or on foot are always scenic - don't wait, see it today!

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Room Dimensions

Living Room Main 13'3 x 12'
Dining Room Main 12'8 x 12'2
Kitchen Main 19'5 x 11'2
Family Room Main 11'2 x 9'6
Mudroom Main 9'1 x 7'8
Partial Bath Main 6' x 2'5
Master Bedroom Second 18'7 x 11'1
Bedroom Second 11'7 x 10'8
Bath 5 Piece Second 15'6 x 10'6
Bedroom Third 13'11 x 9'6
Bedroom Third 11'9 x 8'5
Bath 4-Piece Third 7'9 x 5'2