Good taste, "must have" features, a brilliantly child-friendly front-yard park, plus Ottawa's top schools make this charmed Lindenlea two storey the perfect base to raise your small family. A welcoming and sociable community makes it a great place to call home.
Arriving, you'll notice the park and playground, just across the street. Tiny, perfect Lindenlea is a neighbourhood famed for charming early 20th century architecture, towering trees, and great park spaces. Designed as a revolutionary "garden city" just after World War I, the community is the masterpiece of legendary architect Thomas Adams – known as the father of urban planning. Today it's regarded as one of the best –and most rewarding – places to live in all of Ottawa .
Take in the ingenious Adams-esque touches as you approach this home. Elevation above street level lends a sense of prominence and defensibility. Mature trees and hedges add privacy. The entrance is sheltered by a generous portico – refinished, with a cobbled path. There's a garage too – a rarity in a community built before widespread car ownership.
Entering you'll be struck by the wise use of space. The front foyer is bright with a reception closet plus sleek, well-located powder room – a coveted feature in Lindenlea's classic older homes. Crown moldings and detailing in the inviting main hall are original.
The comfortable living room gains space and light from a sofa-scaled bay window. Hardwood floors are original birch. A slate-tiled wood fireplace supplies a warm contemporary accent. Notice how the home's elevation delivers a commanding view of the tranquil street, park and play structures.
The dining room is everything it should be – separate, yet connected, everyday-friendly but formal enough to host great dinner parties. You'll love the way the beautifully remodeled kitchen extends the sense of space.
This big, bright and poised kitchen is a full-on 'win'. Abundant cabinetry keeps ample counters clutter free. Everything is in place, including an ingenious counter top "garage" to hide appliances. Recessed lighting adds pizzazz. A glazed display cupboard and entertainment-ready wine rack bring style and function. The side door with landing is perfect for managing groceries, outdoor-loving kids and wet dogs.
Step out to the sunny back deck. The compact yard here is ultra private thanks to fencing, mature trees, and vines. The adjacent tennis court is yours to enjoy for a nominal annual fee.
Upstairs you'll find a surprisingly sumptuous master suite, complete with walk in. Windows on two sides make it work, bringing soft natural light to the generous space. The master has its own entrance to a clever "cheater" semi-ensuite bathroom designed to double as a main bath. This design strategy means more room for features – a full soaker tub and glazed walk in shower plus great linen closet. Throughout, the look is refined and tasteful: 100% move in ready.
Two child-sized bedrooms on the second floor are both fitted with large closets, to help manage clutter. Either could convert to a cozy home office.
The main stairs draw natural illuminated from two side windows. Landings create a comfortable feel, as you'd expect in this highly livable home.
You'll like the basement media room space too. Ceilings are high and more than comfortable. There's a full bath on this floor, complete with shower, plus a concealed laundry. A small office space takes on home assignments. The space could easily convert to a live-in haven for an older child. Much big home flexibility is designed into this right-sized Lindenlea classic.
When it comes to family life, where you live makes all the difference. Lindenlea boosts school success with access to the best public and private schools. Great play facilities plus a smart, engaged community make everyday life tick.. Young mothers will revel in the sociability of the front-yard play park here. Walk-to shopping and Beechwood cafes reward adult hours. Romance thrives, strolling and cycling in lovely Rockcliffe. Backyard-close tennis, plus yoga and fitness at the neighbouring community centre banishes stress. The short commute downtown saves hours each week.
The community you never want to leave? If you've asked around you know. To get your family up and growing here don't hesitate – plan your viewing appointment very soon.
Charles Sezlik, Cindy Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Prudential Town Centre Realty Inc. Brokerage Independantly owned and operated.
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