It's nothing but the best for those that matter most – and where better to attain the cultural, environmental, intellectual, and social pillars of family living than in Ottawa's esteemed Rockcliffe Park. Home can be no exception in the quest for high standards – a space where all feel comfortable, everything has a place, and sharing life with friends and family comes second nature. »cont'd
The winding, tree-lined streets of Rockcliffe enchant – fiercely-protected heritage and natural standards pay dividends on approach, with the home's traditional curbside attraction framed in age-old trees. An education in scale and focus, main floor mullioned and transom windows draw the eye; visual interest is achieved in the gentle curve of semi-circular overhangs. Note the parking quandaries you'll never face – driveway space for four and room on the street banishes dinner party headaches. With a traditionally elegant air, a handsome portico clad in pillar-perfection draws guests in for a closer look.
Inside, find a traditional centre hall floor plan with a twist – beyond the living room lies the family's go-to gathering place. Natural light is everything – find a home that is profoundly conscious of its effects. The windows throughout boast it well. With exceptional light balanced front and rear, the focus on maximizing the alfresco experience is apparent throughout – with three through-ways to the stone terrace and yard beyond, throwing open the patio doors in warmer months fuses outdoors with in for an exceptionally amenable existence. The family room's soaring ceilings lend architectural interest; the space maintains an impeccably intimate vibe despite large-scale windows and lofty height. Gas fireplace and granite hearth echo in the living room, tying the spaces together in design. French doors to the living room afford variability; while the tone changes slightly, the room's deep windowsills and terrace access preserve the informal, accessible vibe.
Past the central hall, the dining room echoes the living room's deep front window sill – architectural, art-worthy. The message – cohesive, thoughtfully-planned elements stay thematically consistent and maintain visual flow. Large-scale, elegant dining feels right at home.
Pass the powder room's glass vessel sink on the way to the kitchen – a visual pop in a compact package. Know the kitchen was designed for large-scale gourmet soirees, informal family meals, and everything in between. Never have the full complement of kitchen gadgets felt more at home. With an army of GE monogram appliances on hand, best-in-the-business finishes come standard here – complete with Rockcliffe's most prized collection of feathered friends just outside the window. Bird-watch in style. Cherry and granite adorn surfaces; a lit pull-out pantry houses goods with panache. Find the combination of oversized centre island, side storage and command centre invaluable as homework, baking day, or happy hour all make themselves at home. Patio doors yield a third yard access point – private, wooded, perennial-planted – perfect for outdoor affairs and childhood diversion.
The basement's three-piece bathroom, laundry, and storage are just the jumping-off point – the true flexibility lies in bedroom and walk-in closet space. Whether it presents best as sleeping quarters, play room or theatre room, the space serves in style.
Upstairs, four bedrooms, generous windows and main bathroom make home pure comfort, with multi-directional windows gracing three bedrooms. The master suite reserves something special for its occupants – a walk-through closet to the master ensuite elevates the experience.
The Parkway and nearby bus routes leave metro Ottawa minutes away; when at home, take in the serene, quiet beauty and hold it close – the neighbourhood-favourite pond around the corner, the square mile for seasonal enjoyment, the sense of community like no other. Scattered among a list of Ottawa's elite, there's no better way to raise a family than under the shade of century-old trees on the thoughtfully preserved streets of the village. Be a part of it!
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