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191 Marlborough Avenue, Sandy Hill
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You would likely find 191 Marlborough amongst the aspirational pages of Dwell or Architectural Digest magazine, but here's a wonderful and rare reality check: it's ready and waiting for you in the nation's capital. Sitting on a peaceful street that's walking close to the city's cultural, political, and business hubs - discover this exquisite mid-century home in the historic and social community of Sandy Hill. »cont'd

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Nothing is more idyllic than laneway living in the city. A single car garage and laneway access yields parking for two cars and zippy highway access for meetings in town or weekend getaways. On approach, it's clear style and function are good friends here; a verdant lawn ends with a cool navy blue exterior - stucco and wood offer the perfect backdrop for new triple glazed sash windows to pop.

Within, original features like plaster details, cove ceilings, embellished grilles, and smooth archways give away home's mid-century roots, but meticulous upgrades throughout add 21st century comforts. Hardwood floors, pot lights and updated electrical and plumbing top the list of pragmatic benefits. Appreciate the charisma of historic architecture without worrying about the maintenance. Beyond the front door, a vestibule and front hall closet welcome.

To the right, leisure time gets an upgrade in the family room: corner multi-pane windows can be kept uncovered all year round thanks to great tree coverage, while built-in shelves invite everyone who enters to relax and stay awhile. Nearby, a picture perfect powder room complete with mosaic marble tile is a pleasant surprise in a home of this vintage.

Across the hall, great conversation starts in the living room, where an equilateral footprint makes furniture placement a breeze and guests flow easily into the nearby dining area. Enjoy the beauty of subtly delineated spaces; every cocktail, dinner party and digestivo is accompanied by a sense of occasion. During summer months, open the patio doors and let social time spill out into the backyard.

Recently hardscaped with stone, raised planters and perennial plantings, revel in the size of this outdoor oasis in the heart of downtown. Home's orientation yields a perfectly proportioned back yard with room for gardening, entertaining alfresco, and making the most of summer.

Take the secondary entrance back inside, where a covered porch leads to an uber handy vestibule and additional main floor closet. Kids, pets, grocery runs - this zone handles the elements and busy schedules in one fell swoop. Basement access is handy too - where dry and roomy storage, plus laundry keep pragmatic needs met. Leading into the kitchen, ample pantry and storage space makes a case for indulging in nearby local markets and specialty grocery stores. Jenn-Air appliances and sweeping granite countertops complement chic white Shaker cabinetry with custom chosen crystal and chrome hardware - no detail is overlooked for the discerning chef. Pendant lights illuminate the peninsula during early mornings or post-work hangouts, bringing home the theme of hardworking spaces that look just as good.

Make your way upstairs as the Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper and attractive banister compete for your attention. How is one house so full of thoughtful design details? Upstairs, the fine balance of original character and modern touches continues. Three bedrooms are found on this level, preceded by original doors and brass hardware. In the updated three piece main bath, a bright window spotlights marble features in sleek white and chrome accents.

Three bedrooms and a linen closet make up the balance of this level. Every bedroom is spacious and offers plenty of storage - flexible uses abound. In the master, two cheerful windows sit across double closets, but it's the ensuite that is a decadent daily retreat. Spacious, elevated with custom wall trim, heated marble floors, Restoration Hardware Fixtures and a walk in shower with sliding glass doors - every day is a spa day.

Perfection feels like an understatement in a home that is so tastefully designed and central to transit, highway, and city-favourite neighbourhoods like the Byward Market and Beechwood Village. Enjoy afternoons at the off-leash dog park, nearby running and biking trails, the Gatineau Hills and a tranquil neighbourhood to come home to at the end of the day. There's nothing else like it - see it today!

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Room Dimensions

Living Room Main 13'8 x 11'5
Family Room Main 17'2 x 10'11
Kitchen Main 15'8 x 9'
Dining Room Main 11'2 x 8'9
Mud Room Main 5'10 x 5'3
Partial Bath Main 7'10 x 3'
Master Bedroom Second 12'7 x 12'6
Ensuite 4-Piece Second 7'11 x 9'2
Bedroom Second 11'5 x 7'7
Bath 4-Piece Second 9'2 x 5'5
Bedroom Second 12'4 x 11'1