1173 Shillington Avenue, Experimental Farm
$949,000

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Newly built in 2015, and dressed to impress, this well-appointed and warm home is perfectly suited to busy family life, vibrant retirees and the needs of a professional couple.

Visitors should arrive prepared to experience delight with every corner turned. An entrance of ceramic tile opens to a main floor of textured tavern grade oak flooring and bright windows, framed and trimmed in white.

Modern open sightlines promise not to overwhelm the eye, thanks to a brilliantly designed L-shaped floorplan. A pleasing and relaxing flow from top to bottom is augmented with repeating patterns, textures and finishes. Style is further elevated by high-end hardware and the use of dazzling and unexpected light fixtures throughout the space.

A natural and neutral taupe palette, accented in crisp, white trim and mouldings, is well-suited to accommodating a wide variety of style, furniture and décor choices, making it easy to transition from house to home.

Be welcomed daily by the lofty looks of a sunny living room, where plants thrive in the light of a front bay window, and rest at night when cocktails and music seamlessly transform the feel.

Discover a polished powder room, set conveniently off to the side, before pausing to imagine future celebrations and gatherings made possible by an airy and comfortable central dining hall.

A few steps later arrive at a contemporary dream kitchen just waiting to serve and be adored. Stainless-steel appliances, sweeping caramel granite countertops, stately rectangular tile and on-trend twinkling backsplash unite to create an inviting blend of elegance and efficiency. Beauty and function are enhanced by distinguished custom cabinetry, offering under-lighting and ceiling-high shelving, perfect for both cereal boxes and crystal vases.

Pull up a tucked barstool or gaze across a granite-topped island to an open family room, meant for entertaining, reading the morning paper or conversing with the chef. A bespoke wall of Carrara marble and brass detail turns a cozy gas fireplace into a stunning and unforgettable piece of art.

Open the glass back door to barbeque lunch, dine alfresco or socialize on a raised cedar deck. Look around to see thoughtful landscaping, greenspace and spotless patio. Notice the quiet and privacy afforded by mature trees and tall, fragrant lilac bushes.

Before following stairs to the lower level, sneak a peek out the mudroom door to admire a pristine and organized attached garage, availing ample and rare extra footage, on both sides of a parked vehicle. A well-finished basement offers an entertainment and recreation centre, third full bathroom and plenty of space for home gym equipment and overnight guests. Large closed-off storage areas provide clean, dry shelves to house and organize household supplies, off-season clothing and sports equipment.

Expert craftsmanship is again showcased through an impressive front staircase of gleaming rich wood and modern iron balusters, proudly ascending to the upper floor. Designed for greater privacy and streamlined views, notice how this architecturally delightful feature turns a corner, out of sight, before leading to three tranquil bedrooms, and two full bathrooms. Easily transformed into home offices, quiet concentration is simplified by a thoughtful layout. A roomy and serene master bedroom presents a walk-in closet, second closet and seasonal views akin to those of a posh treehouse. The very best of today's lighting possibilities are presented by built-in wall sconces, located above the bed, additional pot lighting in the ceiling and a romantic electric fireplace, added for ambience and cozy appeal.

An adjacent luxurious ensuite beckons with double sinks, stall shower, with rain shower head, and serene corner soaker tub.

Located steps from Experimental Farm, close to Turnbull School, local nearby treasures include Dow's Lake and Civic Hospital. Jump on a bicycle to ride the natural paths of the Rideau Canal or peddle to nearby Westboro Village or Glebe neighbourhood to shop, brunch and find the perfect ingredients for gourmet home cooking. Enjoy close proximity to public transit, just one street over, and quick access to downtown and the 417. Make an appointment today!

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Room Dimensions

Foyer Main 9'8 x 7'
Living Room Main 13'8 x 12'
Family Room Main 13'11 x 12'
Dining Room Main 11'2 x 10'8
Kitchen Main 14'1 x 9'10
Eating Area Main 16'2 x 10'
Partial Bath Main 6'11 x 4'1
Master Bedroom Second 15'11 x 14'1
Walk-In Closet Second 8' x 5'10
Ensuite 5-Piece Second 11'9 x 9'2
Bedroom Second 10'1 x 9'7
Bedroom Second 11'2 x 10'9
Bath 4-Piece Second 7'8 x 7'5
Laundry Room Second 8'4 x 3'
Recreation Room Lower 20'2 x 18'9
Bath 3-Piece Lower 6'9 x 6'8