Gorgeous Five-Bedroom Renovation in the Old Village
This fantastic three-storey family home represents a rare opportunity to obtain a classic home in move-in condition in the Old Village. This iconic home has just undergone a complete interior renovation and the exterior has been updated consistent with preserving the home’s character. Situated on a beautifully landscaped lot that enjoys fabulous southern exposure and views of the Pine Hill Trails, this residence comes to market for the first time in 54 years. New England design combines with fresh, elegant finishings to create a perfect home for the discriminating buyer. Lush gardens surround the house and patio and a tall, mature hedge ensures privacy.
The renovations were carried out by a Nantucket-based contractor who incorporated many of the elements found in that island’s finest homes and executed their construction with great artistry and attention to detail. The plumbing and wiring have been redone, the insulation upgraded, and the foundation parged with a rubberized, flexible material. The main and second floors sport new Marvin windows, the oak floors are new, and the staircases have been rebuilt with custom handrails created by renowned Ottawa restorer Peter Gaby. The front entry retains its original brass hardware and classic Federal design.
The interior is bright, welcoming and has fantastic flow. It is perfectly suited to both family living and formal entertaining, having a large living and dining room that opens onto a spacious family room. The family room accesses a patio and is wired for a wall-mounted television. The living room opens off the foyer and has a gorgeous marble wood-burning fireplace as its focal point. Elegant door and ceiling moldings combine with deep baseboards to provide a luxurious feel.
The kitchen and breakfast room are a delight. The Laurysen kitchen features beautiful dentil molding, glass display cabinetry and under-cabinet lighting. A rich marble tile backsplash complements the gorgeous granite counter tops that extend to breakfast bar seating for five. The breakfast room is filled with light and has a large bay window with garden views.
A spacious laundry and mudroom lead to the patio, two-car garage and a second covered entrance. The mudroom has two solid oak benches and lots of closet space; the laundry cabinetry with a Corian counter top and sink. There are radiant-heated marble tile floors that continue to the main floor powder room.
The second floor features a gorgeous master bedroom with a seating area and ensuite bathroom. There are windows on three walls, providing woodland views and bathing the room in natural light throughout the day. The ensuite bathroom has a heated Carrera marble floor and an oversized glass shower. There are two additional bright, spacious bedrooms on the second floor with built-in closets. The luxurious family bathroom also features heated marble floors and has a deep soaking tub.
The third floor offers a fantastic private space for children, comprising two spacious bedrooms and a central bathroom. A custom walk-in closet provides additional wardrobe space for these bedrooms or the master suite. The basement has natural light and features an open plan recreation room and office area as well as several storage spaces.
This home is perfect for the buyer seeking a property that combines new construction with the charm of a period house. Every aspect of the design and renovation has been executed with the utmost attention to detail, resulting in a fabulous family home that is inviting and full of character.
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