This is one of Ottawa's best locations – bordered by the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, Rockcliffe Park, bustling Beechwood and a short walk from the Byward Market – nothing says urban village living like MacKay Street. »cont'd
New Edinburgh is widely regarded as welcoming successful family life. Some of Ottawa's best schools, including Rockcliffe Public School and esteemed private schools, Ashbury College and Elmwood are nearby. Shopping and socializing is walking close, at the stores, restaurants and cafes of Beechwood Avenue – one of Ottawa's most cosmopolitan commercial streets.
New Edinburgh's proximity to downtown, the Byward Market and key work sites such as Foreign Affairs takes the sting out of commuting. Many residents walk to their downtown offices year round. The surrounding parks and bike paths abound in lovely features, from the iconic Rideau Falls to delicate steel lattice of the turn of the century Minto Bridges. Urbanites with a passion for the authentic form thrive in this stylish, green and sociable historic community
Once in the front door, the world outside melts away as a classic family home greets you. The historic integrity has been remarkably maintained while many upgrades bring this house into the 21st century. A bright and breezy front space is shared by the living and dining room where soaring ceilings and picture windows are wonderfully enhanced by the richmolding; one of the many details consistent throughout. Note the dark wood banister of the staircase and the maple wood floors restored to their original condition. Interplay of modern and heritage continues in the black, white and stainless steel eat in kitchen, finished with granite counters that juxtapose beautifully against the exposed red brick chimney. From here, stairs lead to the full height basement, which is also accessed from an exterior door off the laneway. A rear addition adds great livability with a casual family room that honours the original design of the home. Value is added with a sleek full bathroom.
Stairs lead you to a second floor master bedroom with a bank of windows facing south. Two dormer windows invite you to curl up with a good book for a private moment basking in the morning sun. A generously sized bedroom with his and her closets is poised at the front of the house with views to St. Luke's Church and the beautiful mature trees that line the street. Two other bedrooms are sanctuary like – with their own alcove windows, serenely finished in hues of empire gray and off-white.
There is no shortage of outside living – with a front veranda in true 'watch the world go by' style. More intimate, the back yard is deep with deck and patio. A garage will easily convert to your garden and bike shed. The mood is set – the door opens and in comes family and friends. Some homes really have soul and charm – and this is one of them.
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