Impressive Georgian Residence
This spectacular, newly constructed Georgian residence is a well-admired Rockcliffe Park property. It is five years old and was built with only the finest materials and craftsmanship. Architectural details abound, as exemplified by its glorious high ceilings, magnificent plaster moldings, deep baseboards and five-inch wide jotoba hardwood floors. The principal rooms are sized to facilitate entertaining while retaining a scale suited to family living. The high ceilings, including a 20-foot excursion to the second floor, create a sense of volume and spaciousness not found in other homes.
The foyer has an inlaid marble floor and an oversize cloak closet. The foyer opens to the main hall showcasing an elegant jotoba staircase to the second floor. In keeping with the Georgian style the living and dining rooms are on opposite sides of the main hall. The large living room, located to the west of the hall, has a gas fireplace with a beautiful, traditional mantle and herringbone brick backdrop, magnificent crown moldings and deep baseboards. This theme is carried through to the dining room, suitably sized for formal dining, which is located on the east side of the main hall.
The kitchen is both beautiful and functional – up to the demands of family living and entertaining. It has a large granite centre island with counter seating, incorporates a lovely bright breakfast room, and has a bay window overlooking the east gardens. A Jenn-Air refrigerator with two refrigerator drawers, a Jenn-Air freezer with two drawers, double ovens and a wine refrigerator are just a few of its features. The kitchen opens to a fabulous family room that is the heart of the home. It has a gas fireplace with a wood mantle and herringbone brick backdrop. This wonderful space is bright with natural light thanks to a wall of windows and French doors to the large terrace. Beyond the terrace lies the quintessential south-facing garden with majestic trees, a play structure, gorgeous wrought iron gazebo and a beautiful stone wall with wrought iron railings. The 30-foot family room is expansive and spectacular as it spans the width of the house when the French door to the breakfast room is open. Nicely situated off the kitchen is a well-organized mudroom with built-in cabinetry. There are also a main-floor study and two powder rooms, one for domestic use and the other, more formal, for guests.
The staircase to the second floor is dramatic, rising under a 20-foot ceiling to a large landing with a sitting area. The spacious master bedroom suite has a double door entry, an enticing balcony and her and his closets. A beautiful ensuite bathroom has a soaking tub with jets, his and her sinks, and a marble floor. Light fills this room from windows facing south and west, and which are equipped with electronically operated blinds. There are four additional bedrooms, all of good size, on this level. Two enjoy rich ensuite bathrooms and two share an equally luxurious ensuite.
The basement is fully finished and includes a large recreation room and a child’s playhouse that is perfect for play dates and sleepovers. There is a sixth bedroom, currently serving as an exercise room, a two-piece bathroom, and lots of well-organized storage space.
This residence, currently called ‘Prescott House’, is truly magnificent and perfect for both family living and receiving guests. Careful attention to design and implementation have resulted in a warm and dramatic residence that is one of Rockcliffe Park’s finest Dream Properties.