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175 Blenheim Drive
175 Blenheim Drive
Rockcliffe Park

The finest elements of design combine the old and new, and when family-centric features are added to the mix, the result is divine. Here, mid-century undertones permeate modern family spaces for a home that answers every need of a dynamic, 21st century life.

The magic starts from the street: if Martha Stewart could give a master class on curbside appeal, this impeccably maintained 1952 charmer would be the case study. The gently sloped roofline with hipped dormer, the sleek black front door against a butter yellow exterior - it all comes together beautifully. Multi-paned windows are framed with contrasting shutters, setting a picturesque backdrop for strategically placed perennials and mature trees - only family and friends see beyond the leafy green privacy screen to the laneway and stone path entry.

Over the threshold, take in the space - so comfortably "home" yet elegantly ready for sophisticated gatherings of all kinds. An expert eye has preserved home's vintage cachet while infusing a very "now" aesthetic. What makes it work? Original hardwood floors and millwork, multi-pane windows and built-ins all decked out in balanced, of-the-moment tones. Gracious accents from light fixtures to doorknobs have been hand-picked to strike the right balance between then and now. The result is lovely.

Case in point: beyond a warm vestibule and wide entry hall that features not one, but three separate closets for seasonal attire, guests are drawn into the spacious living room. A traditional wood burning fireplace and street facing bay window amplify the allure of a constantly roaring fire and great company. Adjacent, a large archway leads to a den or family room. With all the hallmarks of a comfortable gathering place, an equilateral footprint and bright window set the scene for game nights and movie-marathons alike.

Beyond, step into home's cozy heart. A spacious kitchen kitted with warm terracotta floors, cool subway tile backsplash and granite countertops in a neutral tone proves that a melange of textures is a winning combination. Note a bevy of functional bonuses: a window sink lets you supervise while prepping dinner or washing up, storage abounds in convenient places, and a breakfast bar handles on the go snacks and meals. A built-in buffet across from patio doors lends a personable feel to the eat-in area. This is social central: unsurprising given its size and practicality. Party for 8? 10? There's always room at the table.

Outside, your heart will sing at the prospect of spending so much summertime in the glorious surroundings of your own backyard oasis. Guests will never want to leave, kids will actually get their fill of the outdoors - this private green space offers multiple zones for entertaining and play, including a sprawling deck that transforms into a second living area during warmer months.

Back inside, the story continues with a main hall powder room that serves pragmatic needs with a heavy dose of chic. Black hexagon tile, pedestal sink - you would never guess it wasn't an impeccably preserved original feature. Nearby, a home office spurs productive mornings - blooming perennials and peaceful street scene are your inspiration.

The L-shaped stairway piques visual curiosity as you make your way upstairs. The neurotic organizer in you (don't we all have one?) will rejoice. A walk-in closet with additional storage in the eaves, plus two spacious linen closets keeps all home paraphernalia managed out of the way. Three bedrooms continue home's natural character; bright, airy spaces full of creature comforts. Loft ceilings, sun-filled windows - occupants are easily satisfied. Bright tile accents and a punchy South-African imported sink add a dose of energy in this level's main bath. Your clan will love the playfulness, natural light and walk in shower.

Down the hall and secluded from the action, a beautifully balanced master suite blends privacy and comfort with impeccable classic taste. A generous footprint coupled with a bright, hexagon window and loft ceilings results in a sense of space and refuge. Perhaps it's the feeling of plush carpet underfoot, or the sound of birds gently chirping away, but you really do feel the day's worries melt away here. Twin closets and a well-turned out ensuite lend calm efficiency to every morning.

Urbanites rejoice - a high-ceilinged and bright basement awaits. Radiant heat ceramic flooring, extra large windows and pot lights are just a few of the features that make this basement ultra-livable. Built-ins, a gas fireplace, and abundant space for homework, play, and recreation yield an exceptionally flexible space. Nearby, additional storage, laundry, and a wine cellar prove useful. For overnight guests, a home gym, or autonomous zone for a teen is at the ready.

A lot that extends a cottage-living vibe to an exceptionally city-oriented home, a captivating neighbourhood for families with top notch schools and a rich cultural aesthetic, the beloved Pond - your dream home has a one-of-a-kind position in the nation's capital. Your tribe will benefit immensely from the sense of community and access to family activities - don't wait, make an appointment today!

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