This property is sold.
530 Wavell Avenue, McKellar Park / Westboro
$1,689,000 Sold

Among the trendy streets of Ottawa's Westboro district is McKellar Park — a highly desired inner suburb with mature trees, green parks and an eclectic mix of two-storey homes. »cont'd

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You can't stroll down Wavell Avenue without noticing this unique custom-built home. Its modern exterior reflects the interior's high ceilings and open, airy spaces. Within, the intention of bringing the outdoors inside is undeniably evident.

Designed and constructed in 2014, this home's clever use of space and built-in furniture contributes to its minimalist yet highly liveable nature.

The house welcomes you from a discreet front entrance allowing for a moment of reprise before your eyes are drawn upwards to take in the architectural genius. Take in the 20-foot ceilings and the open but well-defined living, dining and kitchen spaces.

Greet the day with a sip of coffee while looking out the window at the park. Play home chef preparing dinner for friends. Collaborate with people around the world from your home office. Architect Andrew Reeves — who believes that the soul of a space comes from the connection of the characters who inhabit it — designed this home around these everyday moments. Every inch was intentionally designed with real life in mind.

From reading the morning paper to serving up a formal dinner, the dining area is an understated and relaxing space overlooking the park. In the kitchen, a 16-foot-long, group-friendly concrete island is humbled by two sinks, a delicate linear pendant, and a built-in maple cutting board with hidden green bin. Home chefs of varying skill levels will enjoy the six-burner stove with indoor grill and double ovens, and storing market produce in two slim fridges. A pantry is discreetly hidden behind white pocket doors.

A Belgian-designed Stûv wood stove playfully climbs the back wall, becoming a centerpiece of the living space. Enjoy Ottawa's four seasons with a view of the backyard through 10 ft high kitchen windows and sliding glass doors. Appreciate unique angles of the home from each step of the open staircase leading to the second-floor mezzanine office / bedroom, which boasts a spectacular view to the living room below. It's a perfect modern remote workspace with built-in desks, filing and storage, including a massive white board that hides a fold-out queen-sized Murphy bed providing an extra sleeping spot for guests.

Tuck into a great novel in the reading nook opposite the home office featuring a built-in bookcase. Hidden behind the walls of the hallway leading to the bedrooms are wooden doors that uniquely fold out to reveal the laundry.

A guest bedroom with a perfectly placed window and built-in drawers provides a comforting stay for out-of-towners. Pass the linen closet to view the main bathroom for this level — a spa-like reflection of the modernist design seen throughout the home. A soaker tub sits opposite the curbless shower lined with floor to ceiling oversize ceramic tiles. Two sinks and concealed storage eases the morning scramble or bedtime skincare routine.

The primary bedroom was built for restful sleeps — both in size and simplicity — and features a walk-in closet, powder room, built-in drawers and shelves, and an under-stair closet. Stairs to the roof begin opposite the guest bedroom, leading you to a 3d floor roost with bar sink and storage that opens to the wrap-around rooftop deck. Entertain guests with dinner, drinks, and expansive tree-top views of McKellar Park and the neighbourhood below.

Modern design continues into the lower level — set foot on polished heated concrete as you play a round of pool, watch a film, or take up crafts in the hobby room. A bathroom with a curbless walk-in shower adds the finishing touch to imagine the space as an in-law suite or additional bedroom.

Store your cars or sporting equipment in the detached heated two-car garage. Never miss a beat thanks to a thoughtful feature — Tesla Powerwall batteries ensure the home can run for five days without electricity.

Steps from the front door of 530 Wavell Ave. is McKellar Park itself, where you can play tennis, skate or enjoy a round of pickleball. Thrive in an active community, steps from a future light rail station, and walking distance to the Ottawa River, nature trails, the local Westboro farmers market, shops and restaurants. This is a unique home for a modern family with an affinity for art and design. It's a must-see!

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Room Dimensions

Foyer Main 22'7 x 6'6
Living Room Main 19'7 x 11'4
Dining Room Main 14'6 x 12'3
Kitchen Main 15'11 x 13'5
Bath 2-Piece Main 6'1 x 3'
Primary Bedroom Second 14'6 x 12'
Ensuite 2-Piece Second 8'8 x 3'5
Bedroom Second 10'7 x 10'4
Office / Bedroom Second 16'5 x 11'4
Bath 5-Piece Second 14'7 x 10'1
Laundry Room Second n/a x n/a
Sitting Room Second 10'7 x 7'9
Recreation Room Lower 26'11 x 22'
Hobby / Bedroom Lower 13'7 x 11'7
Bath 3-Piece Lower 7'10 x 5'1
Storage Room Lower 21' x 10'11