55 Old Sunset Blvd, Dow's Lake

While the Rideau Canal is a triumph where heritage, leisure, and iconic status are concerned, nearby communities like the Glebe and Little Italy get accolades as being the best neighborhoods for a village vibe, chic restaurants and shopping. 55 Old Sunset has a position-perfect vantage amongst it all: Bauhaus architectural design embraces epic sunsets over Dow's Lake, and an address that yields easy weekend jaunts for a flawless way of living. »cont'd

Property for Sale

Greeted first by a custom forged steel fence and side gate, the discreet side entrance is appreciated for discretion and visual impact, allowing the front facade to take full advantage of its vista onto the lake. Note the deliberate use of natural materials - wood and glass compliment an architectural style meant to celebrate artistry and its natural surroundings. The combination definitely works here.

Within, an entrance hall that feels at once grand and inviting - honed densified concrete at your feet is heated throughout - walnut inlays with footbeds of riverstone are hints of what's to come. It's hard not to appreciate how the simple execution of lighting, texture, orientation and artistry make everything feel easy. Upon closer inspection, the old adage becomes true: If it looks effortless, there is mastery behind it.

Beyond, a sweeping main level blows away first impressions. Soaring proportions elegantly complimented by minimal pendant fixtures, floor to ceiling accordion windows that open up to merge inside and out, an open to above concept that showcases understated elegance at every turn.

To the right; keep pragmatic needs met with a beautifully turned-out powder room clad in marble and featuring a floating vanity and Kohler intelligent toilet. Around the corner, custom built-ins house seasonal coats and gear.

Explore the rest of this level and don't forget to look up - walnut slats inlay tray ceilings and delineate spaces with style. To the left, a Rumford fireplace adds warmth in every sense. Marvel at how such a large volume of space feels entirely usable and accessible - every inch has been designed to offer functional, stylish use.

Ahead, a stunning center island is punctuated by a walnut inlay, maintaining nature's strong presence in this home. Guests can pull up a stool and hosts never have to worry about missing the action. While the majority of the kitchen is open - a True chef's grade fridge, plumbed in Miele coffee machine, wine cooler and bar sink yield convenience in spades - smart design has more pragmatic tools cleverly concealed; a wood burning oven, two stainless sinks, dishwasher, built-in home bar zone and Gaggenau cooktop allow the post-dinner mess to be kept out of sight while entertaining. Horizontal picture windows overlooking the backyard make clean-up a pleasant task. Whether you prefer the people and sunset watching Southern views of Dows Lake, or prefer a more secluded outdoor oasis - this home answers both. A beautifully landscaped backyard feels zen - natural stone, a Koi pond, and Japanese plantings invite summers full of alfresco entertaining.

Back inside, a home gym with rubberized flooring and stunning views guarantees you'll never miss a workout, while the nearby TV room with walnut paneling, and surround sound make movie nights memorable.

Take the open riser staircase to the second level, noting the glass railings so you never miss a glimpse of the lake and natural beauty beyond. When you need respite after a long day, the primary bedroom acquiesces. Continuing the theme of successfully blending form and function, curved glass walls that frame a stunning vista greet - what a way to watch Ottawa's four spectacular seasons. Open the floor to ceiling windows and extend the space onto your private terrace during summer months. Start every day with a morning routine that feels like every day will be the best. A napoleon linear fireplace anchors the space, while corner windows and outside wood privacy slats host a space for home office, personal library, sitting room. Will you ever want to leave? With an ensuite like this it will be hard. A generous closet features custom built-in shelves for optimal organization - never wonder where your favorite garments have got to. The ensuite is marble clad, with a large walk-in shower, built-in walnut shelving, and water closet. The double vanity features an illuminated mirror - bad selfies don't exist here. Clerestory windows keep the feeling light, easy, sleek.

Down the hall, find laundry and two bedrooms connected by a jack and jill shower and toilet. The aesthetic is consistent - light, bright, contemporary. The result is a restorative balm on a busy day. Two bedrooms are spacious, with pot lights to illuminate once the sun goes down. Each boasts its own sink and double closet.

The third level is completely occupied by what is arguably the most stunning and luxurious terrace in the city. Glass railings keep vistas clear and free of obstacles, a front row seat to the sunset is yours every night. A second wood burning oven produces the best of outdoor entertaining.

In the lower level, the garage has found a home to store your favourite toys and any hobbies that catch your fancy. A heated driveway and front steps make winters pleasant. Additional storage, two more fridges, and a Sub-Zero wine fridge round out this level. Nothing is missed. Nothing has been overlooked. If perfection existed in a home, this would be it.

Impeccable design in a stunning heritage destination, plus the most fulfilling sense of community from surrounding neighborhoods means you can have it all. Don't wait. See it today.

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Room Dimensions

Foyer Main 16'4" x 9'8"
Living Room Main 29'8" x 15'10"
Dining Room Main 25'10" x 17'5"
Kitchen Main 22'4" x 15'11"
Home Theatre Main 19'4" x 17'9"
Gym Main 17'9" x 11'1"
Partial Bath Main 9'11" x 4'1"
Mudroom Main 10'11" x 6'2"
Primary Suite Second 35'8" x 17'1"
Walk in Closet Second 12'4" x 10'4"
Ensuite 4 Piece Second 12'9" x 10'9"
Bedroom Second 14'11" x 13'3"
Bedroom Second 17'10" x 16'4"
Bath 4 Piece Second 8'4" x 5'0"
Laundry Second 7'8" x 7'0"
Mudroom Lower 17'3" x 16'3"
Utility Lower n/a x n/a
Storage Lower 20'0" x 4'6"