Stately Georgian Residence
This gorgeous Georgian residence has tremendous curb appeal and has always been a well admired home in the Old Village of Rockcliffe Park. Located minutes from the Prime Minister’s Residence, Rideau Hall and the best private schools in Ottawa, this home was once owned by Hamilton Southam, founder of the National Arts Centre and described by the Ottawa Citizen as a “Canadian cultural visionary”.
Wonderful architectural features are found throughout, a few of which are magnificent moldings, 12-inch baseboards, 9-foot ceilings, quarter-sawn oak floors and leaded glass windows in the principal rooms, and three significant fireplaces. The large, private grounds are beautifully landscaped with mature trees and perennials, and incorporate an automatic irrigation system, and even include a quintessential children’s tree house. The property itself is quite incredible as the residence sits on a 20,000 square foot lot with 100-foot frontage and 200-foot depth. This allows for an impressive circular driveway, beautiful private front gardens and a spacious, private backyard and terrace
The approach to this home is so beautiful it creates a sense of anticipation upon arrival. it has fantastic curb appeal! The foyer opens to a classic layout with a large dining room on the right and the impressive living room on the left. These main rooms are truly gorgeous – perfect for entertaining on a grand scale. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry that is convenient for entertaining, and a bright breakfast room that overlooks the magnificent back gardens. Adjacent to the breakfast room is an inviting screened-in sun porch opening to a large flagstone terrace and a lower terrace beyond. The large family room has a fireplace, and a beautiful study area complete with built-in bookshelves, a fireplace and doors to the lovely upper terrace. The powder room is well situated, and a convenient laundry completes the main floor.
An elegant main staircase and a second discrete staircase access the second floor, a feature most families love. The master bedroom suite is significant being over 33 feet long. It has a spacious sitting area, a decorative marble fireplace, his and her cedar closets and her and his ensuite bathrooms. Three additional bedrooms and a third marble, family bathroom are located on this level. The bedrooms are spacious, warm and inviting – one has a perfect play area. A fifth bedroom with lovely views and its own aquarium is found on the third floor.
The basement has a playroom, sauna and a large walk-in cedar closet. The unfinished part of the basement is perfect for development of a home theatre or fitness room. The home features Cat-5 wiring throughout and a 250-amp service in addition to a built-in sound system in the principal rooms.
This stately and elegant home has commanding curb appeal. Beautiful architectural elements are not only found on the exterior but the interior as well, making it one of Rockcliffe Park's true dream properties!
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