890 Colonel By Drive, Old Ottawa South
$1,685,000

Stone hedging surrounds this beautifully traditional abode at 890 Colonel By — a rare find among only 51 single family homes along the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal. Take scenic pathways by foot or bicycle to the city center. »cont'd

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Skate, kayak, or boat-cruise along the canal, taking in the sites along the way. Shop the farmer's market, take a fitness class, or see a movie at Lansdowne Park. Such a comfortably luxe lifestyle can only be experienced from a prestigious location at the heart of it all. In Ottawa-terms, Colonel By is it.

Majestic trees and perfectly green lawns line a walking path leading up to this posh home, offering a grand entrance. Established gardens and shrubs surrounding natural stone steps lead to the front entrance where you're invited to explore and delight in this classic home. At first glance, a curved wooden staircase illuminated by a skylight reveals itself behind a glass storm door. Well-maintained original hardwood floors, intricate molding, and detailed glass door knobs add charming visual appeal. Keep your coats and shoes tidy in a coat closet near the staircase. Tuck into a good book beside a fireplace crafted of natural stones in the generously-sized front formal living room. An adjoining family room solves maxed-out guest list woes while built-in shelves and window coverings add functionality. The backyard is beautifully landscaped with stones culminating around the central focus — a majestic tree providing just the right amount of shade. Relax and unwind in your very own oasis in the city where low maintenance perennials and shrubs sprout each Spring.

A convenient vestibule provides a place to put your keys and a bridge to the kitchen makes entertaining a piece of cake. Cook up a family dinner or indulge casual conversations with visitors in the spacious kitchen filled with natural light. Flock around a grand kitchen island, tiled with Portuguese-inspired hand-painted designs and a deep sink. Matching tiles can be found on the vanity in the nearby powder room, warmed with hexagon sienna floor tiles. Beside it, store your spice collection and extra ingredients in a discreet pantry. Store cookbooks and family recipes among plenty of wooden cabinets storage. Take baking projects or weekday meals to the kitchen table overlooking the backyard. Fit a couple chairs, wine rack, or herb garden in this nook which benefits from all the required life-giving vitamin D. Host formal dinners in the spacious dining room facing the Rideau Canal followed by an evening stroll along the scenic pathways.

Follow the sky-lit staircase to the second level where a dedicated office space can become a multi-functional space for artistic endeavors or quiet reflections. An unmistakably stylish curved column blends into the linen closet leading to the primary bedroom. With windows on either side, bask in lush amounts of light that bounce off the curved ceiling and room-expanding nooks. Facing the canal, place a desk or vanity bookended by twin closets.

Host guests in a second bedroom which boasts two windows and a closet with built-in shelving. The main bathroom's timeless black and white tiles reminiscent of a European café are matched by a picturesque tub with convenient spray nozzle. Store extra linens, guest items, or beauty products among two hallway closets.

Easily access the partially finished lower level just off the kitchen. A walk-in shower with intricate tiling, wooden vanity and modern laundry facilities upgrade the space to be the perfect in-law suite. Store larger items among three walk-in closets and finish off any project with a convenient workbench. Install a home-gym or keep your wine collection aging gracefully in the cellar. Park your car in a detached garage or additional outdoor spot.

Generous-sized rooms, a landscaped outdoor oasis, finished lower level, and parking for two — this elegant home has all the comforts you'd be pleasantly surprised to find in such a central locale. Live steps from a UNESCO World Heritage Site and experience firsthand the beauty of Ottawa's four seasons. Walk to nearby schools and universities for a tranquil commute. Stroll Bank Street to find restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and amenities. Walking distance to Dow's Lake and the spring tulip festival displays.Close to CHEO and TOH Riverside, General and Civic Campuses. See how you can have it all at 890 Colonel By.

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Room Dimensions

Living Room Main 21'4 x 12'1
Dining Room Main 12'9 x 12'
Kitchen Main 12' x 8'5
Eating Area Main 11' x 10'11
Family Room Main 15'3 x 12'7
Bath 2-Piece Main 6'6 x 4'
Primary Bedroom Second 21'11 x 12'1
Bedroom Second 12'1 x 11'2
Bedroom Second 12'1 x 8'2
Bath 4-Piece Second 7'8 x 6'1
Recreation Room Lower 23'6 x 15'
Bath 3-Piece Lower 7'10 x 8'2
Workshop Lower 18'3 x 10'3
Utility Room Lower 15' x 6'6
Storage Room Lower 15' x 12'