A halo of 1980's design confidence graces this refined two-storey condo home, hidden in the heart of the city. The site, "Botanica" was conceived as a prestige landmark by a premiere developer. But it's the design era that really shaped this residential gem, bending modern form to the purpose of light, style and empowerment.
Arriving you'll notice the landscaping. Treed terraces soften building forms. The effect is campus-like – an environment custom made for the professionals who call Botanica home. Secured 24/7 access assures that homes here are effortless to leave when travel dictates. Yet returning is always a pleasure.
Enter via a lobby shared by only three other homes. The elevator takes you to a formal entrance on the second floor or a private entrance on the third floor.
A large reception foyer welcomes with marble floors and just the right note of formality. Ease and panache rule here.
Explore the loft-like formal dining and living spaces. Anchored by a white Carrara marble fireplace, the living area is impressively large with great space for art and prized collectables. Subtle architectural touches help define the fireside lounge area. Oak floors gleam. Beyond, there's a sunny sitting area with wide views and a huge bay window.
The dining room is designed for events. It's large and elegant yet relaxed and open enough to feel stylish. Dinner parties will be irresistible.
The sleek eat in kitchen has a big bay window and long views. Lowered ceiling bulwarks with recessed lights create a warm ambience. Oak floors and granite countertops add natural tones. Abundant pantry storage keeps space clutter free. Appliances are top quality stainless steel and chef ready. Cheers.
Beside the kitchen is a strategically located living suite complete with bathroom -- perfect for a nanny or other live-in help. Older children, guests or a grandparent could also appreciate the privacy it offers. Life brims with options here.
Take the stairway up to the second floor. The private floor of this house is a true retreat, conceived for a lifestyle where work and life mingle easily.
At the top of the stairs discover a lovely shaped hall. A grand open concept office takes advantage of long views to downtown. A second large office could make a perfect bedroom. The main bath features two doors for suite like convenience. A laundry next to the upstairs entrance is brilliantly convenient. Elevator access here to lobby and underground parking facilitates discrete exits and entrances.
The superb master suite with a wood fireplace recalls a great luxury hotel. Behind French doors, a short hallway creates a sense of entrance. Built in shelves shape the space. There's a full walk-in and tasteful ensuite with twin sinks, walk in shower and therapy tub. A fully glassed and heated solarium sitting area sets the stage for coffee shared in the morning sun and evenings contemplating the stars. Romantics will thrive.
Botanica offers year round swimming, fitness, yoga and more. The location beside the Experimental Farm and near Dows Lake abounds with the best of Ottawa: cycling, strolling, jogging alongside flowering trees, tulips, and canal skating. Preston Street cafes are walking close. Downtown offices are minutes away. Built for professional lifestyles this lovely, private and practical condo home offers this true rarity: it totally works.
Charles Sezlik, Cindy Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Prudential Town Centre Realty Inc. Brokerage Independantly owned and operated.
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