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158 Acacia Avenue
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158 Acacia Avenue
$899,000
Rockcliffe Park

Topography and tall trees -- the essence of Ottawa's famed Rockcliffe Village. This hilltop home marries the best qualities of village living to the everyday comfort of a traditional centre-hall design and features long commanding views plus a gorgeous terraced backyard with in-ground pool. It's a family sanctuary in the heart of Ottawa's most sought-after neighbourhood.

Drink in the views along the curving tree-lined lanes that bring you here. The charm is authentic: these narrow roads have defied change for over 100 years. Planned in the horse and carriage era, today they reward long romantic walks with village scale and a feast of visual pleasures.

Arriving, you're greeted by a pagoda-style formal entrance projecting out from a vintage brick façade. Leaded glass sidelight windows add character to the bright and welcoming reception foyer. The entry hall meets a cross hall accessing ground floor rooms from two sides of the house - a design affirming this home's ability to create private space for every family member.

Turning right you'll discover a formal living room, with a triptych of front facing windows. A gas hearth anchors the space. Traditional aesthetics determine the placement of high side windows on either side of the hearth. Oak hardwood floors throughout the ground floor bring add a touch-point of vintage character.

Beyond, a spacious dining room is standing by, ready to celebrate both everyday family get-togethers and gala adult evening gatherings. Raise a glass! There's abundant room to seat your tribe and guests in relaxed style with just a hint of history and formality.

Entertaining is effortless with thanks to the business-like eat-in kitchen here. This is a sizeable galley style space has a full eat-in nook, plus side door access for easy provisioning. You'll like the corner sink with its windowed view of the back yard.

From the dining room, mullioned French doors open on a luminous great-room space, graced by windows on three sides. Large bay windows deliver magnificent long views made private by the forested landscape. A window seat invites. In summer dappled light reflects up, dancing off the surface of the swimming pool in the yard below.

A side door hallway nearby accesses the rear yard and pool area. Off this secondary entrance hall you'll also find a coat closet plus a pleasing, thoughtfully located powder room with natural light hardwood floors and a sense of privacy.

Take the side door to the back yard – the piece de resistance of this fine family home. Flagstone patios make space for the best of summer. A lovely irregularly shaped in ground swimming pool invites, converting every summer day into an opportunity for well-being.

Returning to the house make your way to the second floor. The treetop master suite here is a private adult retreat with high cathedral ceilings, light and leafy views from windows on three sides, plus the character of an arched central Palladian window. The gas fireplace here makes winter months cozy and special. The suite boasts a large study, and ensuite with cedar-decked soaker tub, framed in a window of natural light.

An oversized children's room offers sleep, study-space and play space too. Light from windows on two sides, and vintage burled maple floors add character. A second children's bedroom is great for a smaller child. Interestingly the children's bedrooms share a large walk-in closet which doubles as a secret passage between the two rooms. It's a feature children love. Both children's bedrooms are served by a main bath blending tradition with the sleek style of contemporary tile.

The practical basement is all about livability. There's a comfortable child-friendly media room, a laundry, storage, a cold-cellar, plus workshop space. A fourth exit from the basement to the backyard is a smart convenient touch.

Is Rockliffe Village the best neighbourhood in the city for families? Few who've lived here would dispute it. The city's best schools, safe walk-able streets, fresh air and trees – all these build success. Adults adore the beautiful environment and nearby services plus a 10 minute commute downtown.

Discover a wonderful traditional home offering a great marriage of recreation and everyday livability. It's available now so do plan your appointment soon.

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