Through quiet streets lined with evidence of the city's rich history, discover the social, historic, and prestigious community of New Edinburgh. An address here instantly makes a house special, but it's the stunning essence within that makes it a special home. »cont'd
It starts with a corner lot and red brick bordered by landscaped gardens. A gambrel roof and portico entrance give away this home's 19th century roots, but meticulous upkeep and chic modern upgrades add 21st century charisma. Appreciate the heritage without worrying about the maintenance - high efficiency updates grant the best lifestyle.
Over the threshold, a bright center hall layout punctuated by an antique lantern sets the scene, with the ceramic tile foyer opening onto a sitting room and formal living room. Vintage-inspired moldings, arched doorways, high ceilings and updated maple floors pair harmoniously with original hardwood and classic finishes. It quickly becomes evident that every detail has been carefully chosen by an expert eye. The sunny sitting room to the left claims attention with an expansive bay window and fireplace, showing off its capacity as an opportune locale for both an afternoon reading session or cocktail hour. Ready and waiting as the ultimate entertaining companion, find an elegant dining room adjacent. Truly, there is no better way to conjure a delectable ambience than with the majesty of Rideau Hall as your dinner party backdrop. This classic equilateral dining room yields the perfect framework for both a beautiful vista and great conversation.
Off the dining room find a kitchen that could easily be found flipping through the pages of Dwell Magazine. On-point finishes like subway tile, cork flooring, quartz countertops and white inset cupboards contrast well with oil rubbed bronze fixtures and stainless steel appliances. An enviable pantry and plenty of counter space team up for sous-chef duties while a large window shines light on the inevitable eat-in area - you're going to want to spend mornings here. A workspace underneath a second staircase is practical - use it to prep recipes or keep track of family schedules during the morning rush. French doors lead to a mudroom, allowing corner windows to flood natural light throughout and onto a stairwell leading to the unfinished basement where additional storage options abound. Ceramic tile and a closet keep the elements at bay - especially important given the covered access to the carport and backyard.
Also off the dining room, a butler's pantry optimizes flow between both sides of the house and handles pragmatic needs in one stylish swoop. Ceramic tile, pot lighting and a granite countertop are home to a wine fridge, sink, and storage - find yourself easily serving coffee or digestifs without losing the meal's momentum. An equally chic powder room sits behind a pocket door - functionality and form are beautifully combined.
Through the butler's pantry lies a sunroom - whether it serves best as an office, den, or children's playroom, know that patio doors and an expansive set of windows always show off nature's best. With easy access to the back yard and patio, open-air relaxation becomes second nature. An arched doorway leads to the formal living room, although nothing but a sense of relaxed tranquility prevails here. With an impressive gas fireplace and french doors off the center hall, marvel at how the space handles receiving guests, family game night, or afternoon snuggles with ease.
Upstairs, note the repetition of high ceilings - a perfect ally to the skylight at the top of the main stairwell. Four bedrooms each possess a certain charm; be it a large window, deep window sill for star-gazing, or a bank of seven windows overlooking Rideau Hall and the yard. The main full bathroom serves to perfection - convenient side by side laundry creates a space for folding or a changing table, and an extra-long sink proffers space for two faucets and extra hands.
The master suite maintains the right touch of privacy - a small vestibule grants access to a walk-in closet in front and bedroom on the right. Multi-directional windows and a quadrate floorplan yield a zen-like vibe, complemented by an equally well turned-out four piece ensuite. Porcelain and glass tile define a double vanity and walk in rain-shower, while heated floors comfort on cool winter mornings.
The social spirit of a heritage community, Ottawa's urban centres minutes away, and a family home that features nothing but the best in design and function - this is a must see - book your appointment today!
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