In a chic cottage-like home nestled within the urban village of New Edinburgh, domestic dreams are realized. Whether it's the expansive backyard with in-ground pool concealed by home's facade, or the Pinterest-perfect combination of original and updated finishings within, the modern family lives in peaceful luxury. »cont'd
Curbside, the understated elements of a Victorian cottage welcome - brick and siding complement casement windows with shutters on two storeys, referencing 100 plus years of history. Interlocking brick leads to surface parking and covered porch.
Within, it's all bright, natural light and compelling space and flow. High ceilings, original hardwood floors, moldings and peaked arch ways make great visual partners. Heritage and modernity combine for a completely liveable and highly functional abode. An open closet receives coats and seasonal paraphernalia on the stair landing - out of sight but within reach. To the left, an entertaining-ready living room seems lit from within; during winter months make use of the Vermont Castings wood stove - its marble surround flanked by built-ins coupled with superior craftsmanship make a great jumping off point for intimate fireside conversations. It's cozy, yet refined. An open archway accesses the dining room - host elegantly relaxed dinner parties in an inviting, graceful space with sightlines to the beautiful outdoors. Access the kitchen either via the back or side of the dining room; either way, you're going to want to spend time here. A sweeping island grounds the space and is illuminated by pendant lighting, showing off a quartz countertop and loads of organizer-friendly drawers. Pull up a stool for early mornings or a quick dinner, or use it to prep meals without ever losing sight of the kids' playtime outside. The farmhouse sink is functional, totally on-point, and makes an incomparable team when paired with the stainless appliances for handling enthusiastic cuisinier needs. A discreet powder room handles pragmatic needs and is conveniently close to the back yard entrance. Charming cedar ceilings enhance the eat-in area where a bank of sweeping windows frame the back yard; your clan's home base during summer months. The grounds are expertly landscaped to create depth and texture, a true summertime oasis - limestone blocks create a retaining wall behind the heated saltwater pool. Cast-iron fence surrounded by green space allows worry-free playtime while three sheds offer space for gear throughout all four seasons. Mature trees guarantee privacy - entertain, take your meals al-fresco, barbecue at the ready - know you're getting the most out of summer and keeping your brood active and entertained.
Back inside, take the original hardwood stairs to the second floor and marvel at the sizeable bedrooms. Sibling rivalry is eliminated with two huge, bright rooms - each with enough space to accommodate a desk or hobby space. Wide windows in both rooms grant an awesome view over the back yard. The master bedroom follows suit, with a broad footprint bordered by cove moldings and polished white built-ins at one end - wardrobe conundrums solved and out of sight. The scenic street view beyond mullioned windows makes for a special wake-up call; relish the harmonious village vibe that's at your doorstep.
The full main bathroom handles the second level to stylish success - bright white wainscoting continues the country-chic vibe, a pedestal sink and cool ceramic tile keep it classic. Smart cabinetry lines one wall - storage is in abundance.
Heading down to the basement, a landing features a handy side door entrance and exit. Below, a renovated space entices leisure for all ages. A large rec room hosts a gas fireplace - curl up with a good book or your favourite movie, but know there's also room for a pool table or games. Cold storage and laundry handle family needs. An office space with an adjoining contemporary three piece bath is multi-purpose; find it also a great locale for a guest suite.
When adventure calls outside the home, the surrounding neighbourhood and green space offer an endless list of convivial opportunities. Wander through the Governor General's Residence, ride along the countless bike paths to all corners of the city, or take in the local specialty shops and restaurants on Beechwood Avenue. Nearby schools and an aesthetically pleasing and quick commute make Monday mornings a pleasing start to the week. A rare gem indeed; find an historic, beautifully maintained home on an expansive lot right in the heart of the city - make an appointment today!
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