This is an amazing offering in that it combines a city location, the opportunity for the finest, most convenient outdoor water lifestyle, and dramatic architectural design. The classic front presentation gives little indication of the spectacular nature of this unique property. If you love the water this wonderful home is for you!
The front entry opens to a spectacular, round, two-storey foyer with a black marble floor. It leads to a beautiful curved wood staircase with contrasting intricate wrought iron balusters capped with a wood handrail. The balustrade continues to the second level, where a spacious gallery overlooks the foyer.
This home is open concept in design allowing for exploitation of the unparalleled views of the Rideau River and the “semi private” side canal. Areas flow seamlessly into each other, providing intimate living spaces without the visual limitation of traditional walls. This allows for amazing views from almost every space and sets the stage for entertaining in grand and spectacular style. High ceilings, dramatic architectural details and expansive glazing all contribute to create a fantastic setting. The kitchen is up to any entertaining requirements having a large centre island with bar seating for four, state-of-the art stainless steel appliances including a professional Jenn-Air stove, beautiful cherry cabinetry with contrasting black cabinets beneath the island, and lovely contrasting granite counter tops and a sympathetically toned ceramic floor.
Like the rest of the house the master bedroom is spacious, bright and has fabulous water views. The ensuite bathroom has a large glass shower and a soaking tub with jets, both of which also have water views! The other bedrooms are spacious and bright and the bathrooms beautifully detailed.
The ground-level lower level is fully developed with a large recreation area, gym, and billiards room. The basement is a unique space that supports both traditional storage and work areas and also has a watercraft garage with a garage door opening to Nepean Creek and on to the Rideau River. The functionality of this level for an outdoors-embracing family has to be seen to be appreciated fully.
Some of the owner’s favorite things about this home:
Canoeing and kayaking with friends
Night views from the glass-protected deck high over the Rideau River
Nepean Creek with its otters and beavers
Irrigating the landscaping with free river water
Early morning fly fishing for small mouth bass
Watching the Dragon Boats train
Proximity to the city centre
This is all in addition to the spectacular living and entertaining offered by this amazing property.