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5-55 Whitemarl Drive, Rockcliffe Park
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Breathe easy in the embrace of great white pines and silvery birches, where the air is crisp, and night unfurls a starry tapestry. Welcome to the Carter-Caldwell Conservation Area, an oasis where sumac-bordered paths lead to Ottawa's hidden gem, the "Secret Pond". Set in your backyard, it's hard to grasp that this paradise nestled in the magical Rockcliffe Park is just a stone's throw from the city's pulsing heart—Parliament Hill and Byward Market are mere minutes away, just as close by as the trails that promise instant escape. »cont'd

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As the day unfolds, this charming home narrates the sun's voyage over the earth, with windows and skylights framing the ever-changing tapestry of the outdoors. Dawn breaks in a chorus of vibrant hues, setting the walls ablaze. Later, the deep dusk colours filter through the towering trees, casting golden and pink shadows that dapple the interiors with warmth and wonder. Most dazzling of all might be the "hour of the long shadows" as the silvers and blues in late winter extend across the icy surface of the lake. Step inside to discover a world of understated elegance, starting with a granite-tiled foyer bathed in soft light from pot lights. Every corner tells tales of warmth and refinement, thanks to the oak floors, crown moulding, and designer Hubbardton Forge lighting.

The home unfolds in layers, each space designed with thought and care. The bedroom or office, bathed in the morning light, invites you to draw inspiration from the splendid view. You are beckoned in by a sense of serenity in the large guest bedroom: a peek through the windows hints at the brick wall that shields it from the outside world. Nearby, the full bath offers comfort for your selfcare routine, completing the suite-like feeling of the main level.

If you feel you have already fallen in love, just wait until you ascend to the heart of the home, a grand stage for nature's performance. You are drawn through to the pretty, covered balcony, to witness the fiery transformations of the maple leaves and the dramatic passage of autumn storms. As seasons shift, retreat to the warmth of the living room, where chilly December nights invite you to listen to the wind outside and peer out at the sparkling snow as you snuggle in by the radiance of the wood fireplace. Early March dinners in the dining room are accompanied by glowing sunsets. Wildlife, from chattering ducks and geese to the majestic flight of the Great Blue Heron, becomes part of your daily experience. Meanwhile, the thoughtful peek-a-boo cut-out in the walkthrough kitchen ensures that the beauty of the outdoors is never out of sight. Cork flooring underfoot provides warmth and ergonomic comfort, while the spacious counters, backlit cabinetry, and partial island make this the right space for both culinary exploration and cozy moments with family.

The journey through the home culminates in the expansive primary bedroom and its ensuite bathroom. Here, the Southern sun and serene brick surroundings of the private balcony suggest the perfect spot for a greenhouse. Or, turn this into your secret reading nook and gaze upon the professionally maintained front gardens and the vibrant, pink crabapple blossoms. Windows on the back and side ensure cross ventilation and a gentle summer breeze.

Below, the lower level offers a versatile, carpeted space that can serve as an office, exercise room, TV lounge, hobby area, or playroom. Quiet, well equipped with closets, and appointed with display shelving for a note of charm, this area suits all of your needs.

Just outside, practicality and beauty coexist: an extra-large double car garage provides ample storage, while the active condo association ensures that every exterior detail, from new windows, lighting, and doors to the paving and brickwork, is perfect and up to date. As a testament to this intention, a lovely path leads you through a delightful private courtyard shared by a community of like-minded individuals who seek the solace of nature within the city's embrace.

Here, among the whispers of pines and the serene waters of the majestic Pond and the neighbouring Mackay Lake, you find more than a home; you discover living in nature. A place that embodies the words of John Muir, "between every two pines is a doorway to a new world."

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Room Dimensions

Foyer Main 14'4" x 6'6"
Bedroom Main 12'11" x 9'3"
Bedroom Main 13'0" x 11'7"
Bath 3pc Main 5'9" x 4'11"
Living Room Second 21'0" x 15'2"
Dining Room Second 13'8" x 10'10"
Kitchen Second 13'10" x 10'10"
Primary Bedroom Second 16'9" x 10'9"
Ensuite 4pc Second 8'3" x 7'6"
Recreation Room Lower 26'4" x 18'8"
Walk in Closet Lower 7'7" x 5'11"
Laundry Lower 8'8" x 5'0"
Storage Lower n/a x n/a