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178 Crichton Street
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178 Crichton Street
$949,000
New Edinburgh

Very rarely does a home strike the captivating equilibrium of contemporary style with pragmatic comfort, and yet 178 Crichton is full of these charming juxtapositions at every turn. It's easy to understand how; with the creative genius of Barry Hobin design and the powerhouse workmanship of Charlesfort, this unbeatable team produces nothing but the best. It starts curbside: two stone columns frame a stairway up to a covered porch with zen-like appeal - a clean, minimalist aesthetic commands every detail from the gentle slope of the roof to the porch light. Laneway garage access is found through a sunken driveway. Take note of the ample space on the front porch - it's a great spot for people watching in the iconic neighbourhood of New Edinburgh, where rich heritage and a vibrant community make for an exceptional backdrop.

Within, serenity continues - a straightforward floor plan punctuated by classic millwork reads effortless, urbane and on-point in every way. Unsurprisingly, find smart storage solutions upon entry - a built in bench, mirrored closet and floor to ceiling cupboards form an excellent team - here, life is meant to be easy. The main floor is elevated by a few steps; gleaming maple hardwood is heated and flaunted best by pot lights throughout. To the left, a wide galley kitchen seems lit from within by a large street-side window, highlighting its design assets: the rich warmth of the lacquered wood cupboards contrast with sharp black granite countertops and a cool slate backsplash – stunning visual proof that opposites really do attract. The tools of the trade are purely pro – SubZero appliances are accompanied by a wine cooler of the same make, aptly placed within the peninsula counter that denotes an elegant and open dining space - dinner is served in style.

Beyond, an open living room makes it easy to transition from dinner to aperitifs. Get cozy by the gas fireplace, ingeniously flanked by large patio doors providing another option for evening entertainment: an expansive balcony awaits, natural gas BBQ at the ready. It's large enough for a dinner party of eight but intimate enough to suit a peaceful morning for two. Know that there is no limit to family life; adjacent the living area is a family room of epic functionality: floor to ceiling built-ins and entertainment unit keep life's accessories well organized, and a window seat beckons as a quiet reading nook. Here, playtime has its own domain but is close enough to tend to - it's accompanied by surround sound of course. Close at hand, find a main bathroom that handles first floor needs with ease, fully equipped with sleek updates and an inconspicuous footprint.

Floating stairs introducing the second level add architectural interest and maintain an airy feel. Here, large sleeping quarters are set above the roofline, coveted privacy and fetching urban views have never felt so achievable. Smart details make this floor uber liveable - central vac and a generous linen closet manage household demands. Nearby, a luxurious renovated bathroom serves second and third bedrooms with ease. The master bedroom is a retreat into tranquility - a lovely view pleases the eye at all hours of the day and a fresh wooden accent wall adds a natural element. Relaxing here isn't just an option, it's inevitable. A walk through closet leads into the ensuite, kitted with California Closets -- only the best in wardrobe storage. A soaker tub grants moments of indulgence and a corner shower works for mornings on the go. His and hers sinks set in a rich granite countertop make sense.

A stairway to the third floor den leaves this realm in privacy and a recessed skylight with pendant light fixtures makes a statement. Invaluable as a home office or fourth bedroom, a playful element is added via patio access to a rooftop terrace boasting a cedar floor and views over New Edinburgh – it's exclusive and candidly cool.

The home's floor plan ends below in the basement, where tandem parking highlights a heated garage with slate floors - comfort awaits as soon as you get out of your car. When the city calls, find leisure in the nearby Governor General's estate, the buzz of Beechwood Avenue or the Byward Market. The best schools surround, making this an ideal locale for a growing family. Marvel at how simple urban life can feel and make an appointment today!

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Room Dimensions
Living Room Main 15' 4" x 8' 6"
Dining Room Main 12' 6" x 11' 5"
Kitchen Main 18' 9" x 8' 2"
Family Room Main 17' 2" x 14'
Partial Bath Main 4' 11" x 4' 4"
Foyer Main 8' x 4' 9"
Master Bedroom Second 15' 3" x 12' 9"
Bedroom Second 11' 9" x 11'
Bedroom Second 12' x 10' 4"
Walk-In Closet Second 7' 1" x 6' 5"
Full Bath Second 8' x 5'
Ensuite 5-Piece Second 10' 3" x 7' 1"
Laundry Room Second NA x NA
Den/Office Third 16' 5" x 11' 5"
Taxes, Legal & Misc.

Taxes
$8,944/2018 Approx

Lot Dimensions
16.77 X 0

Flooring
Carpet Wall To Wall, Hardwood, Marble

Inclusions
Built/In Oven, Dryer, Microwave, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer, Wine Fridge

Heating/AC
Forced Air, Natural Gas, Central

Basement
None (No Basement)

Parking
2 Garage, Tandem

Year Built
2002

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