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132 Fentiman Avenue
132 Fentiman Avenue
Old Ottawa South

A classic home with 21st century comforts - those looking for a blend of old and new need look no further – this home does so effortlessly. Conveying some of the city's best historical architecture – a Younghusband design with sturdy brick construction – charm and grace sum up the prosperous lifestyle in the highly coveted neighbourhood of Old Ottawa South.

From the street, age-old trees offer up a verdant introduction before laying eyes on a lush bed of perennials leading to a covered porch - regal columns proffering protection from the elements and a spot for great people watching on summer days. Surface parking banishes parking woes - grateful guests continue to be impressed upon steps inside, where an original inner door with mottled glass accent offers privacy and respite from the chill of winter. Beyond, home is an elusive combination executed to great success - traditional aesthetic, modern practicalities. Refinished original wood floors, original millwork and fixtures combine seamlessly with new Pella windows, plumbing and electrical work. No space is an afterthought - original french doors have been kept for great flow and to break-out living and entertaining spaces with panache, while luxe finishings round out every space with timeless polish. Classic layout leads to a welcoming living room grounded by a wood burning hearth; its brick surround complementing stained glass clerestory windows and an evening with good company and a glass of Pinot. Douglas-fir and oak frame a picturesque street scene beyond - nature is never far away. Access the dining room via a main-hall archway or the living room. Don't forget to look up - Italian craftsmanship at its best adds an artistic element to dinner parties and repeats the stunning plasterwork in the living room for excellent visual continuity.

Back in the main hall, smart ceramic leads to a modern and highly functional kitchen. Thoughtful planning results in a spacious, chef-worthy work space that is full of South-facing sunshine on the daily. Prep your meals on the long granite-topped island - a second sink is handy and ideal for multiple cooks in the kitchen. Bosch appliances are silent and pair well with the abundance of cherry-wood cabinetry and drawer storage. Stock up with the uber convenient walk-in pantry with built-ins; entertain with ease here. Pendant lighting and pot lights take over when the sun goes down; the eat-in area becoming an intimate perch once company has left for the evening.

There is no shortage of ingenious design - handy closets and a back door nearby is proof. Fringed by the shade of mature chestnut and oak trees, a low-maintenance perennial garden with calming water feature and interlock brick lay the groundwork for splendid mid-summer get-togethers. Two garden sheds are home to seasonal storage and gear - bikes, cross country skis, family paraphernalia organized and within reach.

Back inside, note the repeated characteristics of rich millwork, high ceilings - it's the little details that matter. With two bedrooms offering up spacious footprints, large closets and lovely treetop views, occupants are forever satisfied. Updates in the main bath yield a totally on point space - frameless mirror and pedestal sink acting as ideal partners to the stained glass window. Privacy and natural light meet. Promising extra-peaceful nights, a hallway introduces the master bedroom. Preceded by a smart storage closet, the ensuite is the picture of morning delights. Marble and solid wood vanity are a great jumping off point for exquisite craftsmanship - custom Italian tile work in a walk-in shower featuring oversized ceramic and a rain shower head promise indulgent mornings - even during your Monday to Friday routine. A source of relaxation, the master bedroom is all understated elegance. Sash windows overlook the back garden - a leafy canopy accompanies your wake up call, while his and hers walk-in closets leave the footprint clutter-free. Perhaps a seating area is in order?

Head down to the basement and on your way, note the refined powder room placed discreetly beside the staircase. Custom woodwork introduces a bright, highly functional level. A laundry workspace with countertop and adjacent utilities room leaves chores less tedious. Nearby, a den or personal library make for a highly sophisticated man-cave. Built-ins keep it tidy. Continue down the ceramic-tiled hallway and find an inviting rec room. Plush carpet underfoot is bound to make guests swoon - this is a rec room with swagger. Built-ins keep entertainment and technology hidden, ground level windows cast light throughout - brightening to wonderful results.

With green spaces, transit, and the downtown core close at hand, live a wonderful family life in an established neighbourhood. Minutes from Windsor park and the Rideau River, marvel at how nature can be so close to an urban centre - amenities and the social scene of Bank Street south beckon, while your peaceful family refuge awaits. Make an appointment today!

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