Passionate contemporary design, scaled for family living sets this impeccably crafted home apart from all but a handful of its Ottawa peers. The confident international aesthetic delivers stunning living spaces, beautifully planned and flawlessly detailed. The result is timeless contemporary living with just the right touch of 'edge' to captivate. And day-to-day, this great home is packed with practical features to easily manage 'real life'.
Approaching the custom crafted walnut main entrance doors you'll begin to notice the attention to detail that makes this home so rewarding. Chic cherrywood decking defines the front walk, Indian slate clads the main steps. Texture plays off texture, with warm hues chosen to say 'welcome'.
Inside, the reception hall is remarkably open, announcing a rectangular design theme that echoes playfully throughout the home. Matte, sand toned porcelain flooring is subtle, blending into the tones of the main space. The reception closet with deeply pleasing 'gallery style' doors is intelligently placed a few steps beyond the entry, to maximize spaciousness and light.
The open plan design creates high ceilinged main floor spaces achieving an easy balance between flow and privacy. Your attention is drawn to the living room, bright, well-scaled and anchored by a massive rectangular hearth wall of fired granite. The subtle quality and texture of authentic 'quarter sawn' oak plank flooring, stained in-situ with a hint of grey gives the whole space a harmonious 'natural' feel, tied to a thoughtfully coordinated palette. You'll notice the lighting too – recessed halogen throughout. What you won't see is extraneous detail: stock moldings and trim are banished. Switches are set low, out of the way of site lines. Doors are set flush, gallery style.
The two sided gas hearth wall adds firelight to the gorgeous dining space. The room is designed to accommodate formal dining on a grand scale, yet easily embrace family meals and casual get-togethers. A broad family room flows easily past the dining area, making long sociable adult diners compatible with keeping an eye on the children. A short hallway conceals a sophisticated main floor powder room. An ultra-sophisticated kitchen adjoining a sleek deck and yard, promises to be an entertainment magnet that will thrill guests and transform culinary inclinations to pure inspiration. Here, designers have played with tone and texture to create an exciting working space. The high sheen of striking 'wet look' lacquered zebrano cabinetry plays off expanses of perfectly white quartz counter top, framed with muted glass tile backsplash. The great white-quartz topped island that centers the room is detailed only with a narrow rectangular "oyster sink" – a practical touch and a playful design note too. Matte textured ceramic floors restrain the gleaming cabinet surfaces, retaining the home's 'natural' design character.
Take a moment to savor the iconic rear deck and landscaped yard. Style is prominent in this sociable summer space, with Brazilian Cherry decking, and transparent glass railing overlooking an impeccably fenced and custom landscaped yard. A cool playhouse structure for the children is balanced with a pergola for adult al-fresco evenings.
The stairs to the second floor are meant to offer the pleasure of clean design and they succeed, with a windowed mid-stair landing and smart upstairs landing and hall design. The custom crafted steel railing is remarkably low key. An Edison inspired contemporary chandelier pleases. Accessed from the upper landing, a pocket satellite office enjoys great views, while offering a quiet, cloistered workspace. Two hallways radiate from the landing. One accesses the children's and guest room plus large upstairs laundry. Here, each bedroom is generous, with high ceilings, ample storage. The main bath includes an orange-toned quartz twin-sink vanity.
A second hallway arrives at the lushly private master suite, sheltered behind high double doors. Design enriches this purely adult retreat, with spacious walk in closet, and stellar spa-style ensuite featuring a huge glass walk-in shower with steam and multiple shower options. The sweeping master suite deck is bright yet private, thanks to clever use of frosted glass. The entire suite is spacious and bright, with a distinctive touch delivered by soft and sensuous leather tile flooring.
The basement is finished too, with oceans of space, shaped into a high-ceilinged recreation room, and guest suite – perfect for an older child or in-law. Even the cold storage room here appeals with charcoal stained pine planking finish.
Family sized homes with this level of design intelligence are beyond hard-to-find in cosmopolitan and super livable Wellington Village. If contemporary urban style is essential to your family's home life, plan your appointment very soon.
Charles Sezlik, Cindy Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Royal LePage Team Realty Independantly owned and operated.
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