This sophisticated family home "gets it" with a mix of abundant space, loft-inspired design and a chic New Edinburgh village location, just right for the contemporary family. Custom style and features like a bistro kitchen, nanny suite, and stunning roof top studio define an urbane home your well-travelled tribe will love. »cont'd
From the street the polished spaces of this lovely home are inconspicuous – exactly as you like it. The stone façade with central bay window is muted – a simple testament to fine materials. Yet the moment you reach the recessed solid cedar custom front door you begin to recognize the powerful design qualities that give this home its sense of élan.
Enter a large reception hall, with slate flooring and coat closet. There's a quiet confidence, born of quality natural materials, and thoughtful use of space. Beyond the reception area the formal living area is relaxed, open, yet scaled to impress. Light plays across the hardwood floors from the large bay window. A three-sided gas fireplace, shared by the adjacent den defines the room along with intelligently angled wall components and bulkheads. You'll notice the way the design theme of "light from three sides" plays throughout the house.
Beside the living room a cozy den space welcomes relaxed conversations without impeding the flow of space and light. The use of architectural details is subtle and design savvy.
Follow the broad hallway to the rear of the house to discover a cooking-show scaled bistro kitchen, set next to an expansive open dining space. There can be no doubt that this is home for people who live to eat well and entertain often.
The kitchen is defined by a very long – bar-style island finished in slate-toned Corian with gas cook-top and seating for six. Natural light and space abound. Cabinetry and counter space wraps around the exterior wall, softening the presence of built in appliances, and concealing storage space for world of chef's equipment. Hardwood floors unify the space. Adjacent to the kitchen, a huge open dining area accommodates a full scale formal dining table with space to spare. The feeling is relaxed, yet clearly stylish – ready for sociable culinary entertaining on a grand scale. You'll love that there's room for a separate table for young children. Beyond the kitchen a totally private patio with gas barbeque uses fencing, lattice and decking to create an elegant location for outdoor entertaining –think 'Manhattan rooftop meets Byward market'.
Taking the broad stairway to the second floor you'll notice the wide mid-floor landing, illuminate by a large stairway window. There are five bedrooms on this floor –room for family and out-of-town friends. The two larger bedrooms have big double closets. The main bath is sleek and contemporary with glass mosaic tiles. The master suite achieves privacy with a short entry hall and tranquil bay window lit sitting area. A preference for natural materials prevails, with hardwood floors and wood detailing. The spa like, fully contemporary ensuite features walk in shower set in white marble, with recessed lighting and heated floor, and porcelain white twin sinks.
The third floor studio combines style, comfort and soft natural light in a wide-open space that's wholly at ease with work, relaxation and entertaining – possibly all three at once. Cathedral ceilings set with six skylights and large windows create a luminous feeling here. Hardwood flooring and a large corner fireplace anchor the room in warmth. There is a powder room, and a discrete wet bar or studio sink. In summer French doors lead to a large very private deck, extending the entertaining possibilities.
In the basement level of the home a private nanny suite studio apartment has a private entrance, kitchen and bathroom for fully independent living. Entering through the garage, a large mudroom and hall handles children's boots and winter clothes.
If your family is all about big city style, but ready to love the many benefits of a New Edinburgh village, plan your appointment to experience this spacious and thoughtful urban home soon. Once you arrive you'll never want to leave.
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