Maximize the advantages of your elite business lifestyle with this stellar Chelsea mountain top retreat, designed for productivity and pleasure by Canada's leading tax specialists. A brilliant fusion of refined living space, executive offices and year-round recreation, this home will reward CEOs of high-performance knowledge-work teams with outstanding lifestyle, productivity and financial benefits.
The genius of this ultra-private retreat only begins with its forested mountain top location. It's city close – an easy 20-minute drive from downtown Parliament Hill. Yet the estate inhabits a deeply private world, bordered by the Gatineau River and the great wild spaces of Gatineau Park – all set in one of Canada's hottest recreational communities.
Privacy is a key theme as you drive up the long lane with turnaround and parking leading to a three bay garage with direct home access. The exterior aesthetic is restrained, in keeping with the woodland setting. But pass through the main double doorway and you enter the polished reception foyer of a private lodge, where quality defines every detail.
There is drama in the play of light, in the massive wooden beams, the rich and honest clear cedar accents, and soaring cathedral ceilings. Abundant natural light floods the space from high clerestory windows. Gallery quality lighting throughout adds to the sense of allure with banks of controllable recessed halogen spots installed throughout, and professional framing spots supplying lighting for art. This is a space that easily delivers impressive corporate entertaining.
The formal living room invites with polished hardwood, and perfectly controlled lighting. Notice how the finishes and sloping cedar ceilings manage the sense of scale: this is a room that can casually accommodate an oversized grand piano yet feel sociably relaxed and intimate. Refined details here include halogen lit display alcove, recessed media storage, and remote controlled automatic blinds.
The dining room mood is set by sloping cedar ceilings, hardwood floor detailing with just the right touch of tradition from an overhead chandelier. Automatic blinds control the mood at any time of day.
A sociable reception hall manages accesses a powder room and second living space. You'll notice the flow of space in this rich den-style room -- the understated elegance of polished wood warmed by a brass and black marble wood fireplace –all set under soaring cathedral ceilings.
Nearby a spacious cook's kitchen stands ready to deliver gourmet meals. Fine Italian cabinetry, sweeping Corian countertops and a second, dedicated prep sink are ready to handle intimate diners and social events on any scale. There's a sleek black marble breakfast bar at the end of the kitchen counters so you can socialize while you cook. From the kitchen, access an expansive and completely private 600 sq ft patio the kitchen, designed to welcome outdoor get-togethers on any scale. Two refrigerators just off the kitchen supply the largest group. A convenient laundry area is located here too for smooth domestic multitasking.
The master bedroom suite, located on its own level, above the home's main public spaces is a study in private luxury. The suite is large and well balanced. Here too, the atmosphere is completely controllable with automatic blinds, projector lighting for art and a separate ultra quiet AC system. A large walk in closet eliminates clutter. The generous ensuite boasts every luxury of course, including therapy tub, glass block shower, bidet, and opalescent granite counters. A ready guest bedroom offers a second ensuite with high end multi-jet massage shower.
In keeping with this home's productivity focus, the walk-out ground floor houses a self contained suite of extremely well equipped private office spaces – seven in all -- suitable for high-output knowledge worker team. All offices are well appointed, with individual features such as heated floors, paneling and a working brick hearth. Support facilities include an employee lunchroom with prep sink. The uniquely impressive CEO office asserts a commanding executive ambiance with coffered ceilings, banks of recessed halogen lighting, rich cedar-finished walls, plus accent-window view of the pool and recreation facility.
Instant access to resort quality relaxation is built into the professional recreation centre – a vast cedar paneled temple dedicated to well being. The full length indoor pool, exercise machine area, sauna, change rooms and professional theatre system set the stage for both private pleasure and stellar social events. A commercial-quality humidity control creates a comfortable year round atmosphere that's dry enough to be safe for fine art.
Love the outdoors? Few urban locations anywhere offer so many lifestyle options, doorstep close. World class cycling, mountain biking and cross-country skiing are at your door. Just down the hill – the charming Gatineau River Yacht Club, harbors sailboats, kayaks and canoes. Historic Larrimac Gold and Tennis Club is walking close. Downhill skiing and snow-boarding is minutes away – ready for a quick run at any opportunity.
Discover the many advantages of redefining work and leisure by booking your viewing appointment today. But be prepared to act decisively – this opportunity to blend luxurious lifestyle with astute financial benefits is truly one-of-kind.
239 x 396
Wood, Carpet, Laminate
Forced Air, Central Air Conditioning
To be arranged
Charles Sezlik, Cindy Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Prudential Town Centre Realty Inc. Brokerage Independantly owned and operated.
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