A heady blend of positives drive New Edinburgh's rise as Ottawa's urban neighbourhood of choice. Downtown is a 30 minute walk away. Everything is convenient in this 1860's vintage neighbourhood, including great local shopping, gorgeous riverside parks and the city's best schools. The rich historic ambiance and compact 'pre-automobile' streetscape exert an irresistible appeal. Simply, there's a texture to life here you won't find anywhere else in the city.
From its prime location, the best of the village is at the doorstep of this charismatic century-old home. It's sited on one of the neighbourhood's oldest streets -- tranquil, tree-lined, and architecturally varied. Yet from here, the restaurants and cafés of Beechwood are just four blocks away. The nearby Ottawa School of Dance adds a splash of colour. The gothic arches of Mackay United Church (a site dating to 1875) define a sense of place. Rideau River paths and parklands are steps away.
Appropriately, a traditional front porch greets the world. The classic porch shelters a timeless front entrance with sidelight window –classic and right.
Entering your first impression is of space and openness. The unobstructed reception hall was designed to maximize the impact of height and depth. Red-hued cherry hardwood flooring radiate warmth and welcome, reinforced by the halo of halogen lights in space beyond.
An attractive front living room has relaxed proportions, made stellar for entertaining through the integration of the kitchen serving bar. There's a wood-burning hearth, complete with a tradition-inspired mantel bracketed by clerestory windows. Front windows are grouped in a three-pane triptych, providing natural light from two sides.
A stunning central bistro kitchen plays a staring role. This is a true chef's kitchen, equal to event-scaled entertaining. Rich mission-modern cabinetry and high-end granite counter tops contribute to the bistro feel. No detail has escaped the designer's attention, from continuous cherry flooring to the built in pantry with wine rack.
A bar-style counter with bar sink serves living room guests. The kitchen's central island handles cook top action. Pull-out storage eliminates clutter. Three ovens plus a professional-sized dual-door fridge/freezer will take on any culinary challenge. Plus the look is great. Beyond the kitchen a light-filled dining room invites. Notice the original back stairway. Sliding doors here open to a classic New Edinburgh L-shaped rear yard, complete with deck, bench seating plus wood-fencing. A stylish first floor powder room completes this entertaining space.
On the second floor history and character are preserved with classic paneled doors and an eccentric arched hallway. The master bedroom is spacious with windows on two sides, plus walk in and second closet and private veranda. A small bedroom/office is perfect for younger children. A well-equipped main bath on this floor has walk-in shower with multiple jets, plus tub. A guest/child's bedroom adjoins an open den space.
On the third floor you'll recognize the perfect space for creative endeavor in a cozy and private dormered studio space. Have a teenager looking for a bit of privacy? This could serve as a perfect bedroom oasis.
With convenient side door entry, the basement has a traditional workshop, plus storage and laundry. Notice that all mechanicals and electrics are contemporary including gas heat, central air and central vac.
New Edinburgh's proximity to downtown, the Byward Market and key worksites such as Foreign Affairs takes the sting out of commuting, with the ability to walk or bike year round. The surrounding parks and bike paths abound in lovely features, from the iconic Rideau Falls to delicate steel lattice of the turn of the century Minto Bridges. Urbanites with a passion for the authentic form thrive in this stylish, green and sociable historic community.
Open-style living space makes a beautiful marriage with historic character in this brilliantly located residence. Since single homes here come to market so rarely, don't delay!
Charles Sezlik, Cindy Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Prudential Town Centre Realty Inc. Brokerage Independantly owned and operated.
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