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83 Union Street
83 Union Street
New Edinburgh

The year 1887 brought great things to Union Street; a gift that keeps on giving well into the 21st century. Set in one of Ottawa's oldest neighbourhoods and surrounded by historic residents, find a little slice of old-world charm and a heap of modern-day luxury.

You're surrounded – the Governor General's Estate is steps away, the Prime Minister's residence, Ottawa and Rideau Rivers are so near, and Beechwood Village is walking-close. Take your pick – subdued, quiet elegance, or the hustle and bustle of the urban core just around the corner. Perhaps a little of both...?

High above the wrought-iron gate sits a perfectly pitched roof and paned windows to boot. Under a covered porch with all the trimmings, a period front door welcomes, making a statement – this home has been preserved and updated in just the right measure.

Enter over marble floors into the living and dining rooms, where a well-loved gas fireplace resides and handsome built-ins flank, anchoring the room. Crown moulding trims out the space just so. It's a house born for entertaining; with two distinct gathering areas, hosting family and friends is a given.

In the kitchen, know the possibilities are endless...with the fireplace on, guests mingle before dinner; invariably, the island becomes the hub. Monitor the children while prepping dinner, or help with homework at the island. Pour a glass of wine, unwind, watch TV while dinner simmers on the stove. It's hard to imagine what can't be accomplished within the confines of this space! Surrounded by crisp shaker cabinets, well-endowed windows and plenty of natural light, this is where the heart is.

Access to the terrace makes outdoor dining inevitable. Set on a corner lot, an English garden design and perennial beds bring natural beauty, but a grass-less yard means maintenance doesn't include mowing! Summer foliage will paint the yard a palette of greens; a hot tub is the cherry on top.

Main floor laundry with plenty of extra storage sits directly off the kitchen. All of New Edinburgh is in envy of the two-car garage with off-kitchen. Groceries, pets, kids, inclement weather – they've got nothing on easy, roomy garage access.

Upstairs, the hall diverges. Before departing, note the stained glass in the stairwell – perfection! Enter an ample bedroom and note a taste of quintessential New Edinburgh architecture – the second floor patio. Whether it be solitude in a cup of tea and a good book or socializing with a happy hour cocktail, this will surely become the best seat in the house.

Down the hall in an office or bedroom as need presents, find a French glass wall and door preserved from the home's original state and serving as a fabulous testament to its history. Off the principal suite, a cheater ensuite bathroom gives residents what they're asking for – contemporary finishes, a soaker tub, glassed walk-in shower with seating, and natural light galore.

With common-sense upgrades paying homage to its past, this space truly is a marriage of old and new – classic beauty combined with modern touches make for such a beautiful result. Whether it's the tasteful elegance of a historic neighbourhood, or the bounties of the urban "here-and-now" you crave, find it here. You're home!

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