A smart family-friendly floor plan made the Campeau-built "Bonnechere" the most sought-after design in lovely Beaconwood – East Ottawa's clean, green, city-close neighbourhood. With an in-ground pool, private granny suite and upgrades throughout your family will thrive in this great easy-going split level. »cont'd
From the driveway notice the first of many smart design choices: the large two car garage is below grade, out of the way of site lines. Above the street, the landscaped entryway looks out on the wide-open green spaces of the neighbouring elementary school. It's private and incredibly convenient for families with school-age children.
Enter the front hall, centrally positioned to access the formal entertaining, family-living and private areas. Earth toned stone flooring welcomes you. Crisp details and moldings impress. A large bright office directly off the hall handles business without disrupting the household.
Good design shapes a house that's always ready to welcome guests. Reach the L-shaped formal living up a short set of stairs from the main hall. This well proportioned room with hardwood floors and crown moldings is built over the garage -- well away from the children's bedrooms, for relaxed entertaining. Paneled wainscoting lends charm to the adjacent formal dining room.
The kitchen, on the living-dining level, is a "U" shaped galley, planned to minimize meal preparation footwork. Cabinetry is sleek and white backsplash tiles add a precise touch. Appliances are new and gourmet-ready including the gas range/electric stove combination and sensor-activated ventilator hood. A large breakfast nook seats four, while a built in pantry keeps provisions close-by.
Down a short flight of stairs from the kitchen you'll discover the heart of this home – a large family room with wet bar and access to the private pool and patio area beyond. This big comfortable room –also accessible directly from the front hall – serves as a natural meeting point for family and friends in all seasons. A brick hearth with wood-burning fireplace anchors the space and adds warmth and cheer in winter. The wet-bar is a focal point for adult socializing. In summer, a separate exterior door leads swimmers to the nearby powder room - sleek and recently renovated. A large laundry makes short work of household tasks and wet towels.
There are two upstairs bedroom floors. The lower has two children's bedrooms plus a larger room with ensuite and walk-in, for a teenager or young adult. There's a contemporary four piece main bath on this floor plus large linen closet. A short flight of stairs leads to a very large and private master suite featuring great views, a sitting area and a contemporary ensuite with large walk in shower. The master suite has its own private exercise room.
On the basement level, a fully independent granny suite is perfect for parents, a live-in nanny, or a college-age child. The suite can be configured as a one or two bedroom residence with its own kitchen plus private entrance via the garage. There's also a storage and workshop area on this floor.
If your family loves summer you'll adore the backyard pool area, with south exposure and towering cedar hedges, assuring complete privacy. The pool is solar heated, the patio is finished, perfectly suited for poolside entertaining and dining. A natural gas barbeque hook up makes light work of outdoor cooking.
With shopping, schools and major employers close by; this home is the perfect base for families who put convenience, comfort and lifestyle first. Downtown Ottawa is minutes away; Ottawa's famous bike paths, and even a boat ramp are nearby. If this is your family's moment to own a home you'll never want to leave, plan your viewing appointment soon.
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