Landmark Location, Wonderful Home
Situated on a private street and with many neighbouring stately ambassadorial residences, this exquisite traditional home is one of the most admired Old Village properties. Views of the Ottawa River and National Capital Commission parkland give this residence an unparalleled location. The approach to the home is delightful and it is situated on a beautiful corner lot with mature foliage, exquisite gardens and privacy. The property has over 146 feet of frontage and comprises over 16,000 square feet of land. The home itself is filled with southern and western sunlight from morning to evening.
This truly spectacular home is a piece of Village history; it has only had four owners in its 104-year life and has been cherished by each owner. Everything on the property has been lovingly maintained, up to and including the beautiful mature hedge that surrounds the property and through which is a charming entrance to the front walkway.
The residence is three storeys and includes an attached coach house and private guest suite. It embodies the spirit of traditional family living through excellent living spaces thoughtfully designed and well maintained. The feeling in this home is one of warmth, invitation and elegance. The main floor benefits from hardwood floors, nine-foot and a half ceilings and perfect architectural details. You’ll be transported from the moment you enter the welcoming foyer. The living, dining and family rooms each enjoy beautiful crown moldings, ceiling roses and deep baseboards with detailing. Columns lead into the living room entrance; the living room enjoys a fireplace with a stunning decorative marble surround and built-in bookcases. The spacious dining room entrance is through beautiful leaded glass French doors. In this formal dining room, you will enjoy a wood-burning fireplace with a slate hearth and marble surround. The kitchen has beautiful, private views of the gardens through large windows that fill the room with light. Bright and functional, the kitchen features hardwood floors, a butler’s pantry and a picturesque eating area. It also accesses the back gardens.
There is a large family room with leaded glass French door entry, fireplace, built-in bookcases and French doors to both the sunroom and the side gardens/patio. The adjacent sunroom is incredibly bright and features a slate floor, fireplace and shuttered windows. Another special room on the main floor is the classic office. Beautiful paneled walls and built-in bookshelves punctuate this room. A powder room, lovely sewing room and well-organized laundry room complete the main floor.
The second floor holds the same charm as the main floor. On the second floor, you will find the master bedroom suite with its sitting room, balcony, dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Excellent master suite details include crown molding, deep baseboards, hardwood floor and a cozy wood-burning fireplace. There are two additional, well-sized bedrooms on this level as well as a family bathroom. The third floor has three additional bedrooms. One of these is a private suite with its own sitting room and a shared ensuite bathroom.
This spectacular residence also boasts a large basement with a recreation room, an seventh bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom, an additional family bathroom and plenty of storage space. The coach house offers additional living space in the form of a completely private guest suite with its own living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
This incredible dream property must be seen to be believed. Its exquisite architectural features and spacious rooms, complemented by a traditional layout and design, yield absolutely breathtaking results.
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