This prestigious New Edinburgh address is special from top to bottom, beautifully combining past and present. Situated on the corner of MacKay and Queen Victoria, every window offers a bird's eye view on the greenery and parks that lie just beyond; across the street the Governor General's property, nearby, the Rideau River with bike paths, playgrounds and an outdoor skating rink in winter. A short stroll brings you to the centre of Beechwood village with numerous fine restaurants and shopping destinations to choose from. Minutes away, the Gatineau Hills beckon. With an historic backdrop, New Edinburgh is one of Ottawa's oldest and finest enclaves, just a hop and a skip from downtown.
Once inside the house you are sure to be enchanted. The warmth of a true family home is immediately apparent and you are immediately struck by the charm of the space. Historical details are plentiful; stunning hard wood floors, beautiful white crown molding and impeccable attention to original details such as th¬e molded arch over the front hallway.
The main floor layout consists of distinct yet connected spaces, flowing easily from one to the next, as sun light pours in through the numerous windows. The living room speaks of warmth and ease. The adjoining dining room could be formal or casual, but either way, its intimacy promises many evenings of friends lingering into the night. Double French doors open to the outside terrace surrounded by a mature perennial garden and made private with a well-established cedar hedge. This is the perfect spot for meals al fresco under a summer moon.
The heart of this home is most definitely the kitchen and den – a place where children will sit at the oversized marble island doing their homework while dinner is cooking. The wood-burning fireplace is a wonderful addition. Exquisite built-in bookcases and cabinets line one side of the room keeping lines clean and the every-day in order. And for chefs who think big – the tiled back splash frames the gas stove and double ovens!
The second floor features three bedrooms and a fourth room that can function as a home office. An indisputable highlight that will become a sanctuary of calm and bliss is the generous deck that overlooks the Governor General's cricket pavilion.
Up another flight of stairs to the master bedroom which features wood beams and is sanctuary-like with ample custom closets and an en-suite that is wonderfully appointed with white and blue tile. A gabled window offers a secluded window bench, which is a perfect spot for quiet reading or daydreaming as you watch the cars cruise down MacKay street and the birds in the trees.
What makes a home? A balance between exterior and interior, remarkable details that add interest and explain the life of the house and most importantly, a home that works. This is the home you've been looking for.
Charles Sezlik, Cindy Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Prudential Town Centre Realty Inc. Brokerage Independantly owned and operated.
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