This property is sold.
149 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park
$2,890,000 Sold

Few homes match the needs of a dynamic family as well as 149 Buena Vista in Rockcliffe Park. Acclaimed within the neighbourhood for lively community gatherings, this advantageous address is now ready for new family memories and life's cheerful moments. »cont'd

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Beyond a circular driveway and set far back from the street, everything your family could possibly need lies behind perfectly preserved Edwardian architecture. Beyond a classical open front verandah and brick facade, find beautifully updated interiors, multiple home office spaces, a sprawling backyard, home gym, and all needs answered within the walls of your own home. It's no wonder this house won the Ottawa Architectural Conservation Award for maintaining the integrity of the period all while updating infrastructure, building an addition and restoring original fixtures and millwork - all the convenience of 21st century family living combined with city history. Over the threshold, a vestibule framed in solid oaks keeps comings and goings contained and organized. Classic details like coffered ceilings and a stone wall beyond set an inviting tone for both elegant entertaining and casual family gatherings. At your feet, new hardwood floors gleam, and a calming neutral palette feels utterly zen. Explore family-centric and independent locales that work as hard as you do. To the left, a grand home office or study yields great dividends. With a gas fireplace, generous windows and built-ins, home work or office tasks are done in comfort. To the right, stately dining and living rooms offer epic proportions - both exude a sense of relaxed, easy formality. Marvel at how effortless entertaining can be. Great conversations converge around the gas fireplace - an equilateral footprint making furniture groupings and decor a no-brainer. Three expansive windows and a crystal chandelier oversee chic dinner parties in the dining room, a convenient pocket door at the ready to close off the kitchen - let the best part of the evening continue uninterrupted, give the kids a sense of autonomy while you enjoy your meal. Like most great family homes, the kitchen and adjoining family room are at the heart of this one. Whether handling post-school snack time, impromptu gatherings, or whipping up a culinary feast, you'll do it in style and with ease. Over heated slate floors, take in the custom woodwork, plentiful maple cabinetry and double sink beneath the bay window overlooking a spa-like backyard - it's all here, and your clan will love it. So will your inner chef - endless storage, high end stainless Dacor appliances and oversized fridge make the best sous-chef. A recipe for the best of family memories lies beyond a functional countertop peninsula; the family room boasts a gas fireplace surrounded by windows and presents a space made for reading, lounging, playing - all is as it should be. To keep everyone busy, find an idyllic outdoor existence. Smart landscaping and design make it a truly exquisite retreat. Beyond the covered back porch and at one end, a zen-like eight person hot tub runs throughout all four seasons; it's access path from the back door is heated for effortless use. Tiered waterfalls flow into a gorgeous pool, lush greenery adds privacy. Marvel at how this feels like a nordic spa in your own back yard. Oversized interlock stone underfoot spreads to an outdoor gas fireplace and the perfect setting for lounging, dining, evening chats or perhaps a larger affair - the possibilities are yours for the making. Never worry about accommodating too many people outdoors - there's room for every occasion. Access to the garage and laneway make comings and goings through the side door a breeze and limit contact within the home if necessary. Back inside are two powder rooms - leave one to the kids and the other for guests - plus an uber functional mudroom with built-in cubbies to keep seasonal trappings out of the way and organized. A centre-stairwell layout has been modified to maximize light and optimize space - stained glass windows at each landing add character. In a stroke of brilliant design, the primary suite is introduced by a sitting room - watch your favourite movie, curl up with a good book; find the perfect preface to a relaxing evening. No need to book a getaway - yours is right here. Up a step and beyond a convenient pocket door, a hallway harbours a bright, sun-filled en-suite. Radiant heated floors are a delight throughout winter months, as is the soothing neutral palette found around a glass walk-in shower, soaker tub and double vanity. Continue past the bright walk-in closet into the primary bedroom and discover a true oasis in your own home and escape the busy life of a parent. Multiple windows greet the treetop canopy, the gas fireplace and tray ceiling elevate an already fine space. Here, mornings are energized and evenings are tranquil. Relish the serene balance that comes just from getting out of bed in the morning. Two bright and spacious bedrooms make up the balance of sleeping quarters on this level - one with its own fireplace - while a study handles additional working from home requirements. French doors allow privacy and free flow of natural light that sweeps in through a bank of windows on all three sides of the adjoining sunroom. A well appointed main bathroom serves to perfection. The third level makes a strong case for loft-ceilings, skylights, and practical built-in storage. Find both in two bedrooms that share a modern three piece bath. With so many stunning and satisfying sleeping quarters, sibling rivalry is banished. There's something special for everyone. The stonework leading to, and in the basement replicates the original foundation; a handsome reminder of home's cachet. But its the incredible functionality that will blow you away. A rec room and home gym offer up leisure time in spades - there is no need to leave your own home to stay fit or entertained. Nearby a nanny or in-law suite with accompanying full bathroom provides relief for the family on the go. Laundry room with tub sink handles pragmatic needs, and additional storage manages seasonal decor and family gear. The best way to celebrate family life is here; this entirely convivial, totally restored home is a beacon within an active community, and favorably located - green space, Gatineau Park, schools, and Beechwood Village all nearby. It's the perfect refuge for family life to evolve - peaceful, engaging, historic - see it today.

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Room Dimensions

Living Room Main 14'6 x 12'8
Dining Room Main 14'10 x 12'9
Kitchen Main 21' x 16'3
Family Room Main 16'9 x 11'9
Den/Office Main 13'8 x 13'2
Partial Bath Main 5'7 x 3'11
Partial Bath Main 7'5 x 3'6
Mud Room Main 9'10 x 5'
Foyer Main 13'7 x 7'
Den/Office Second 17'8 x 8'9
Sitting Room Second 13' x 12'5
Primary Bedroom Second 15' x 14'8
Bedroom Second 13'6 x 13'
Bedroom Second 11'5 x 11'3
Walk-In Closet Second 9'6 x 7'
Bath 5-Piece Second 11'9 x 10'
Ensuite 5-Piece Second 14'6 x 9'
Bedroom Third 18'6 x 9'4
Bedroom Third 14'11 x 12'
Bath 3-Piece Third 9' x 8'5
Bedroom Lower 12'7 x 10'6
Ensuite 3-Piece Lower 9'2 x 5'
Laundry Room Lower 12'6 x 12'
Recreation Room Lower 18'11 x 13'4
Gym Lower 15'2 x 13'8