Remarkable 1930s Renovation with Canal Views
This historic Old Ottawa South residence, built in 1932, has undergone a recent sympathetic renovation, retaining the original beauty and character of the home while updating it to today’s standards. Enjoying fabulous Rideau Canal views, this home is nestled in a private, park-like setting that is just minutes from the bustling Lansdowne Live and the shops and restaurants in desirable Ottawa South.
This is truly one of the most impressive homes Dream Properties® has ever listed. The craftsmanship, ceiling heights and architectural detailing are superb. The property is currently owned by one of Ottawa’s most respected builders who has restored the house to perfection. The approach to the property is spectacular. The beautiful front gardens lead to a well-constructed brick home that has been built and restored with the highest quality and craftsmanship.
Enter through a portico, perfect for greeting guests. The front door is breathtaking with its wood and glass detailing. This is the first of many impressive architectural features throughout the home. The vestibule opens to a foyer with a spectacular Baccarat chandelier and 10-foot ceilings, found throughout the main floor. From its details to its spaciousness, the living room is phenomenal. Its focal points are a magnificent custom marble fireplace with amazing design details and a magnificent crystal Waterford chandelier. The adjacent dining room enjoys southern exposure and open to living room views.
The Design First designed kitchen has heated soapstone flooring and top-of-the-line appliances including a Miele refrigerator/freezer, Miele cappuccino maker, Miele speed oven and microwave combo, Miele wine fridge, Wolf 6-burner gas range with grill and two ovens and Bosch dishwasher. A fabulous breakfast room with access to the back gardens and terrace makes this kitchen a chef’s dream.
The beautiful backyard with its terrace is south-facing, enjoying light and privacy. There is a beautiful stone wall covered with growing vines. Local artist France Grice was commissioned to create several glass and glass-and-steel art pieces which contribute to the peaceful ambience.
The main floor also has a family room and a convenient laundry room with a top-end Miele washer and dryer. Throughout the home are gorgeous wood floors with elegant wood inlay. The grand main staircase leads to the second floor which has a romantic master suite and the third floor has a bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom.
The gorgeous master suite is wonderful and spacious. The master ensuite bathroom is beautiful and elegant offering large slabs of white marble throughout. There is a "to die for" superb walk-in closet with wood panelling, plenty of organized storage space and a fantastic window seat. The second floor also offers a second bedroom with a great ensuite bathroom and there is also an unparalleled library on this floor. Rich with wood panelled walls, built-in shelving and a fireplace, this sophisticated library is amazing. The second floor also has a sunbather’s retreat, a completely private south-facing synthetic turf-covered balcony that is truly a garden in the sky. The third floor offers a spacious guest suite and ensuite bathroom.
The basement is extremely spacious, open and dry and offers unlimited space for any other amenities one requires.
This incredible home has been meticulously restored and enjoys historic charm and rare Canal views. It exemplifies luxury living.
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