Romantic Rockcliffe Park Family Home
This inviting & elegant home offers sophisticated architectural touches throughout – from the detailed plaster mouldings to the Rocky Mountain door handles. Situated on a large corner lot on sought-after Crescent Road in the heart of the Old Village, this home offers unparalleled luxury.
Having been gutted & rebuilt to the highest standards under the supervision of renowned designer André Godin in 2010, the home enjoys fantastic living. Throughout, romantic vignettes are invoked through spectacular terrace & garden views, elegant wainscotting & moulding & superb sightlines. The dreamy fenced backyard offers gorgeous gardens, a courtyard set behind a picturesque wrought iron gate & a fabulous 40-ft saltwater pool. There is also a spectacular covered veranda with a fireplace, as well as a storage shed / playhouse. A luxe stone pathway meanders through the garden.
The grand walnut front door opens into a spacious foyer with heated marble floors. The living room enjoys a fireplace with a Tuscan mantle. The elegant dining room seats 12. Those interested in dining al fresco can access the terrace from this room via beautiful French doors.
The kitchen is sophisticated in its portioning of space, as well as its finishes & white-and-black colour scheme. The large marble centre island offers counter seating. There is plenty of cabinetry for storage as well as a wet bar with a wine fridge. There is even a coffee station, which features a Miele cappuccino maker. The Miele, Sub-Zero & Le Canche appliances are top-of-the-line and the room’s details are enchanting. French doors lead to the courtyard and pool. The sunny breakfast room has a magnificent recessed ceiling with sophisticated lighting.
Soaring ceilings & light are the key attributes of the family room beyond, which has a fireplace & six sets of French doors leading to the magical back gardens. The family room opens to the covered veranda & is simply breathtaking.
The main floor study features a bay window, rich mahogany wall panelling, built-in bookshelves & beautiful dentil moulding. The cohesion of this space is excellent, with everything from the moulding to the floor vents to the wall plugs blending seamlessly. The study is well located to the right of the front door for privacy and quiet. There are two mudrooms on the main floor, as well as two powder rooms, making this an ideal home for a growing family.
The staircase has a mahogany balustrade & wrought iron railings. The romantic primary suite is truly phenomenal, featuring a spacious bedroom with a recessed ceiling, a fireplace & beadboard panelling. There is a lovely sitting room & a spectacular ensuite bathroom with an antique copper tub, water closet, two sinks, a large glassed-in shower & a separate vanity area. A curved architectural motif is found throughout this suite, from the arched doorways to the oval windows in the vanity & spacious walk-in closet.
There are 3 additional bedrooms on the second floor, one of which enjoys beautiful corner views, a walk-in closet & its own fabulous ensuite bathroom. The two other bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill ensuite bathroom.
The basement benefits from natural light through windows. The large family/billiards room features a fireplace & built-in cabinetry. There is a sensational tiered home theatre with a fireplace & a projector. An adjacent room features a popcorn station. The wine cellar is simply spectacular, featuring brick-lined arched alcoves for wine storage & state-of-the-art temperature controls. Such sophistication of systems is also seen in the Creston home automation system, which allows for the remote control of the sound system, lighting & air conditioning using wall-mounted pads or a smart device. The basement also features a laundry room, full bathroom & plenty of storage! Offering unparalleled living, elegant & functional living space & superb gardens, this is the ultimate family home.
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