Stately Rockcliffe Park Georgian
This stately and elegant Georgian Revival residence was designed by architect Earle Ingram. The house has tremendous curb appeal and is situated on a quiet street in a desirable location in the Old Village of Rockcliffe Park. The generous 16,550 square foot lot has a frontage of 114 feet and a depth of 146 feet comprising magnificently landscaped, fence grounds with perennial gardens, mature trees and a pond. The substantial, all brick residence has been beautifully maintained.
The lot is extremely private due to the configuration of the neighboring properties - it is adjacent to the neighbours' lands, not their homes. This is a unique advantage. The house is well set back from the street and there is a broad Village verge on the west side of the property, making it appear even larger than it is. The entire property is uniquely positioned on a quiet corner.
The property has a grand circular driveway, a double attached garage, beautiful private gardens with a pond, a lovely screened-in porch and French doors opening to the gardens from the living, dining and family rooms, and a balcony off the master bedroom.
This classic residence offers beautiful architectural features throughout. The foyer opens to a large living room that has French doors, quarter sawn oak hardwood floors, and an antique marble fireplace as its focal point. The living room is warm and inviting and sets the mood for this entire home. This beautiful sun-filled room enjoys both southern and western exposures. French doors lead from the living room to the picture perfect screened-in porch with breathtaking garden views.
The dining room is spacious and great for entertaining. It is well located for lovely garden views and its French doors to the patio area continue the entertaining theme.
The Michael Cordon kitchen has custom cabinetry, black granite countertops, and top of the line appliances including double ovens and a stainless steel refrigerator.
A charming breakfast room offers bay window views of the formal gardens beyond. The kitchen and breakfast room are adjacent to the warm and inviting family room with built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, and French doors to the garden.
Conveniently located around the corner from the kitchen are a conveniently located laundry room, mudroom, side door and garage entrance. A private study with built-in bookshelves overlooks the front streetscape, and a powder room completes the main floor.
The second floor has four bedrooms including a master suite with a bright dressing room and French doors to a spacious balcony overlooking the gorgeous sun-filled lot. There are three additional bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms and a renovated family bathroom on the second level.
The basement is a surprise as it features a third fireplace, a media room, a beautiful private study, a wine cellar and a workshop.
Surrounded by significant Rockcliffe Park properties and large ambassadorial residences, this property is elegant and beautiful. It offers three distinct outdoor living areas - a tranquil screened-in porch, a large balcony off the master suite and a spacious patio off the dining room, family room and kitchen This is not only one of Rockcliffe Park's most admired homes, it is one of Ottawa's true Dream Properties®.
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