27 Lakeside Avenue, Dows Lake
$1,598,000

Steps from Ottawa's world-renowned Rideau Canal —find a home that strikes the right balance of traditional and contemporary. With an unparalleled view of Dow's Lake, an address like this is a rare opportunity to enjoy the cachet of a heritage neighbourhood and all its offerings. »cont'd

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Situated on a quiet street, but walking-close to lively restaurants and boutiques in Little Italy, as well as the green space of the Arboretum and Ornamental Gardens; residents enjoy Ottawa's natural and social delights. Skate and kayak on Dow's lake for year-round leisure, or experience a front row seat to the Tulip Festival. Take scenic parkways and bike paths into the city center, or to nearby schools and universities for a tranquil commute. 27 Lakeside Avenue truly has it all.

A symmetrical facade and verdant shrubs out front yield picturesque curb appeal. Walking up the front steps, notice a quaint balcony perched over the garage shaded by an Italian-made awning — a unique feature of this home. In the morning it's draped in sunshine, offering a quiet moment to greet the day. Hang your hat in the built-in shelving at the front entrance or within the charming arched coat closet — a nod to this home's post-war heritage. At first glance, revel in timeless features — original hardwood floors, dark wood curved banister, and sculpted trim. Explore further, and you'll find a ready-for-anything home with modern features where they matter most.

The living and dining rooms flow seamlessly with open entrances while matching original trim adds style. To your left, a spacious living room with fireplace and generous bay window is perfect for social gatherings or unwinding comfortably on a cozy winter's night. A glass door leads you a step down into the adjoining updated sunroom. The outdoors are brought inside with windows that fill half the wall surrounding the space, creating a serene space to reflect or read. A cottage-like feature wall of the home's original wood siding adds a rustic touch while glass patio doors offer an additional exit outside. Stay warm by the electric fireplace, even in minus 25 degree weather.

Connect with family and friends over a meal in the spacious dining room, made extra-comfy with a wine-coloured cushion carpet. Natural light streams through a bay window and lifts the space. In the kitchen, granite countertops contrast elegant white cabinetry and a charming window sits atop a large deep sink by Kraus. Easily tidy up with a top-notch Bosch dishwasher and store extra items in the pantry just outside the kitchen, beside a convenient half-bathroom with modern light fixture.

The main floor's layout coupled with the updated sunroom patio allow guests to mingle from inside to outside. Updated light fixtures line the main and upper hallway adding a contemporary visual appeal. The front-facing balcony and sunroom yields a satisfying contrast to the private hedged backyard with plenty of space to grow your own vegetables or flower garden. Enjoy a summer barbeque with friends on a spacious wooden deck.

Upstairs you'll find the main bathroom updated with unique river-pebbled flooring and sleek walk-in shower beside a contemporary wood vanity with stone sink. The primary bedroom offers comfort, style and function with a white built-in shelving unit and electric fireplace. A walk-in closet enviable to the fashion-minded is concealed by a sliding wooden barn door made from acacia wood. Nearby, a bedroom could also take shape as an ideal office space with a closet and large window. Two bedrooms at the end of the hall offer generous proportions, plenty of natural light, and unique views of the property. Large closets in each keep occupants organized.

On the lower level, a finished basement with heated rich hardwood floors and a gas fireplace makes a ready-made ideal in-law suite, home theatre, or teen's bedroom. A mini-kitchen with granite countertops, tiled backsplash, and modern cupboards serves up effortless entertaining. A modern bathroom with a minimal glass shower with pebble mosaic tile and wooden vanity is concealed behind a thoughtful sliding barn door, made from acacia wood. A window in the laundry room makes domestic duties pleasant. Store extra items in under-stair storage while larger equipment will easily fit in the additional spacious storage room. Beside it, find a door that leads directly to the garage which can be of particular use in the winter months.

Live steps from a UNESCO world heritage site and experience firsthand the beauty of Ottawa's four seasons. Families thrive here. Enjoy all the conveniences of urban living while being steps away from nature. See this beautiful house for yourself and book a viewing today!

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Room Dimensions

Foyer Main 6'1 x 3'11
Living Room Main 26'5 x 12'5
Dining Room Main 14'3 x 11'5
Kitchen Main 11'7 x 9'9
Sunroom Main 12'10 x 7'3
Bath 2-Piece Main 5'1 x 2'7
Primary Bedroom Second 18'5 x 11'7
Walk-In Closet Second 8'1 x 4'3
Bedroom Second 11'1 x 8'0
Bedroom Second 12'5 x 9'4
Bedroom Second 14'7 x 10'3
Bath 3-Piece Second 8'2 x 6'9
Recreation Room Lower 19'10 x 12'4
Bath 3-Piece Lower 9'10 x 4'6
Laundry Room Lower 9'11 x 6'7
Storage Room Lower 13'4 x 12'