Breathtaking Design by Architect Sarah Murray
Situated on a magnificent 15,500 square foot lot, and built in 2012, this rare offering has spectacular architectural details throughout. Beautifully designed by Sarah Murray of Nicholas Caragianis Architects, this home is breathtaking. Built with the finest materials and craftsmanship this home even includes 22-zoned radiant floor heating. No detail has been overlooked. The dramatic foyer opens to a large dining room and bright living room with a beautiful fireplace. Beyond the foyer is a rotunda that opens to breathtaking space beyond.
The kitchen, breakfast room, and family room enjoy beautiful views of the wonderful south and west facing back gardens. French doors open to a covered porch and the Douglas Fir pergola. The pergola covers a seating area around a fire pit. There is a saltwater pool with an automatic pool cover. The well landscaped gardens, by John Szczepaniak, are surrounded by a hillside beyond. Throughout the house the views of the gardens are wonderful.
The property is designed with the kitchen, breakfast room and family room to be center stage. The kitchen has top of the line appliances, all in stainless steel, and offers a grand island with counter seating and a walk-in pantry. The large breakfast room overlooks the gardens and opens to a covered porch making this home great for entertaining. The family room has a wood-burning fireplace and also opens to a sun-filled terrace. Beautiful built-ins grace the space. An adjacent study is dramatic in its design and views gardens to the south. An ensuite powder room is located off the study. A well thought out mud room and second powder room are found beyond the kitchen with passage to the garage.
Off the rotunda you see the handcrafted staircase to the second floor. The wood balustrade is enhanced by the decorative wrought iron designed stairwell leading to the dramatic second floor landing. The master suite is significant and sophisticated. It includes a brilliant curved seating area to the south and a fireplace, all within the large bedroom. There is a wonderful walk-in closet that is sure to please anyone. There is also a marble make-up vanity. The master ensuite bathroom has a steam shower, soaking tub, his and hers sinks, plus a built-in seating area. There are two additional bedrooms on the second floor each with their own ensuite bathroom. There is also a well situated bright and cheerful laundry room with a window and lovely views.
The lower level was designed to be above grade so light would filter in. The continuity of elegance and quality are evident throughout the lower level. There is a fourth bedroom filled with light plus an ensuite bathroom with glass tiles. The lower level has a billiard room and a media room along with significant storage options.
This property was designed with the car-lover/collector in mind as the spacious detached garage may house up to four cars. Currently, the garage is designed for three cars as it incorporates a lift. There is plenty of workshop space and lots of room for the family's skis and bikes
The house enjoys fantastic light conditions throughout the day, as the backyard has both southern and western exposures. The owners have planted 5,000 tulip bulbs for a spring bloom. Well thought out and finely constructed this is a rare Rockcliffe Park find. There is even a gift-wrapping room in the accessible attic!
This superb, quality-built Rockcliffe Park family home is being offered for a period of time only. Do not miss your opportunity to view one of Rockcliffe Park true dream properties®. Christie's International Real Estate is pleased to present this fine offering.
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