Amidst the winding treelined streets and heritage homes of Rockcliffe Park, find the ideal locale for optimal family living on Whitemarl Drive. Reap the benefits of the privileged lifestyle - steps from the community's beloved private Pond, family time comes easy, and it's always accompanied by a serene, picture perfect backdrop. »cont'd
Home is set further back from the street, creating an off-the-beaten path air, despite its proximity to the city centre. Feel the envelopment of peace as you ascend from the semi-circular driveway surrounding a pair of maple trees - a natural element is added to the facade. Red brick compliments verdant surroundings and a natural stone walkway welcomes a covered double door entry. Coach lamps light evening arrivals and a front patio embraces summer afternoons and a good book.
Guests enjoy a special welcome - the sunken foyer and curved archway lend an air of elegance and lay the foundation for further great impressions. Open spaces that showcase subtle molding, gleaming hardwood, granite trim, and chic symmetry all come together for a classic, liveable home. A smart layout makes itself known immediately; stately powder room and double closet mirror each other within the foyer for a truly hospitable duo. Your first glimpse of the curved staircase injects the right amount of drama - to the left a formal living room plays its part to elevate every entertaining opportunity. A bay window lets natural light pour in while an impressive fireplace injects charm during intimate winter evenings. Across the hall, a formal dining room lends a sophisticated air to dinner parties - a french door keeps a busy kitchen easily accessible but out of sight.
Where the front of the house manages guests with aplomb, the back of the dwelling takes care of every family need with simple luxury. The kitchen and open family room breathe comfortable familiarity into home - it's an area that sees plenty of action daily. The kitchen's centre island handles meal prep, after-school snacks and busy mornings with the help of granite-topped counters and pendant lighting. Find efficiency and style in bright white cabinetry, a nearby pantry, and double sink that overlooks an expansive back yard. There is a wealth of clever space here, and a flow that can't be beat for a busy family. The eat-in kitchen gets a healthy dose of sunlight and fresh air when double french doors are kept open during warmer months. The abundantly green fenced in backyard has sun, shade, and patio - all the right ingredients for adults to enjoy social time while kids play - private, natural, what a treat! Back inside, a sunken living room with corner windows and cozy fireplace facilitates family nights - technology free evenings appeal to the whole clan.
An ingenious use of space finds a compelling trio adjacent the kitchen: there's room to handle household needs via laundry, side door access, and a second powder room leaves the other free for guests' exclusive use.
Conversely, the second level offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling family vibe on the main floor. An adult sanctuary captures the hearts of busy parents - an exquisite combination of home office and master suite occupies a large footprint and makes a strong case for expansive layouts. French doors, wide windows and built-ins encourage productivity. In the master, built-ins keep the space perpetually free of clutter. There's enough room for a reading nook - pick a window to sit under, in each case the tree-top view makes a picturesque backdrop. The en-suite maintains the zen-like vibe with his and hers sinks, walk-in closet, divine sunken soaker tub and handy walk-in shower. The balance of the floor is made up of two bright bedrooms and a well-appointed main bathroom - siblings and guests are served in style.
The tour doesn't stop there - an impeccably turned out basement holds practical and leisure benefits. Secondary garage access and large storage closet is the height of efficiency for a family on the go. For an independent teen or live-in nanny, the three piece bathroom and bedroom are a satisfying bonus. Pot lights keep the area bright and offer up a zone of multi-tasking abilities; home gym or rec room - know this space will be used to its maximum capacity.
Here, home is a true testament to how family life should be lived; space for children to flourish and grow, a dog run off the laundry room, a historic community to experience together, and the conveniences of transit, the best schools, and downtown Ottawa close by. No matter how hectic your clan's daily life is, know that a peaceful home awaits them at the end of the day. It's exceptional, and ready for you - see it today!
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