The term "it takes a village" could not be better suited to the blissful community of Prince of Wales on the Rideau, where Ottawa's most discerning families find everything they need to grow to their fullest potential. What makes this award-winning community so celebrated? Expansive homes with backyards of equivalent grandeur, 50 acres of surrounding green space in which to spend sunny afternoons and enjoy winter escapades, and easy access to downtown and services. Witness a coveted lifestyle where the luxury of space is never compromised. »cont'd
Through gently winding streets find visual continuity resulting in rockstar curbside appeal. A combination of brick and stucco accented with stone results in that pleasant feeling of arriving "home".
Inside, first impressions create a stunning welcome; discover a space that is entertaining-ready and functional at every turn. A large sunken foyer with double front hall closet leaves plenty of room for guests to get comfortably acquainted. A light and airy tone is accentuated by rich hardwood and sleek pot lighting throughout. Whether your guests are neighbours looking for a friendly glass of wine, or homework buddies in for a long night of studying, both are accommodated in style.
Beyond the foyer is a contained office - double french doors create an elegant partition and allow light to flow through; working hard never looked so good. A well-appointed powder room serves the first floor to perfection and sits conveniently across the hall adjacent the dining room - truly the masterpiece of the main floor. Two arched entries mirror windows that anchor the space. Tray ceilings add visual interest to a venue that is sure to host dinner parties with flair and the utmost taste. Seating woes are banished - there's room for everyone, including an extra table for the little ones.
The back of the house plays up family friendly features; a spacious living room harbours the key ingredient to an enviable evening in - cozy nights by the commanding fireplace are a true treat. Adjacent lies the kitchen - and what a kitchen it is. Solid wood cabinetry reaches the ceiling to handle every gadget your chef could need, while granite counters and glass backsplash ensure meal prep is handled in style. Stainless steel appliances and an island make this area uber functional - even when the whole clan is around, flow is never disturbed. An eat-in area overlooks a large, verdant backyard with a multi-level patio. Open wide the double doors and let nature mingle with daily family life. During summer months, a natural gas barbeque stands at the ready - with an outdoor space like this, you'll find yourself making excuses to host friends and family on the regular.
Upstairs, sibling rivalry is quelled by smart design and an abundance of liveable space. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom - the ultimate in family function - as well as the convenience of large reach in closets and sunshine-spreading windows. A third bedroom benefits the likes of an autonomous young adult, guest suite, or perhaps even a nanny suite - here's why: it's walk-in closet, well-appointed three piece ensuite and large footprint come together for a superstar combination of capabilities. Double doors mark a grand entry to a master bedroom that clearly warrants such an introduction. It's the type of place where worries of the day are shrugged away with each step inside; a succinct rectilinear shape, stylish pendant lighting and beautiful street-view windows make for a customizable oasis. A walk-in closet effortlessly handles two wardrobes, while the ensuite matches in capacity plus a dose of additional charm. His and hers sinks, a corner soaker tub and walk-in shower multi-task between managing an efficient morning routine and producing a relaxing weekend sanctuary. The space is ready for whatever the body needs - granite countertops and beveled mirrors collude for an alluring finish. The main hallway houses a sunny laundry room with shelving and enough space to keep pragmatic needs organized.
As with every ideal family dwelling, a finished basement is a must, and this one does not disappoint. Hardwood and pot lights are repeated for a polished finish, and the partially sunken basement yields large windows and odles of light. Customize the roughed in bathroom to your liking; know that there is enough room to accommodate a designer's every whim. Off the large rec room is an additional bedroom - spacious, comfortable and chic - all are in plentiful supply.
Where family life is concerned, there are few communities that rival Prince of Wales on the Rideau - proximity to Ottawa's urban centres, the beautiful Rideau River and access to services yield the best for those who matter most. Make it your reality and see it today!
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