The contemporary homes of Ottawa's most refined lane - Colonel By Drive - were designed to deliver exactly this pleasure: the luxury of full–scale home with a front row seat to the city's social and cultural highlights. Know that this contemporary style home with its extraordinary location will only get better with time, as the NCC has declared Colonel By a heritage zone going forward. Urbanites who love modern dwellings take note; now is your last chance.
Set back from the drive, a verdant green space offers privacy and peace all at once - your vantage is perpetually pleasant, punctuated by runners, bikers, or eager skaters heading to the canal during Winterlude. You can thank the stellar partnership of Barry Hobin and Roca Homes for the endless visual and design appeal that follows. Curbside, natural elements like stone, wood and glass create a zen-like harmony on approach. Tiered stone steps lead to a covered entryway - a warm welcome awaits.
Within, all expectations of a stunning locale are knocked out of the park. This place is extraordinary. First impressions are of light, a sense of openness, and ease. Notice the "spare no expense" details; Sonos sound system, tray ceilings and fully integrated remote control blinds throughout simplify life's daily tasks. Rich walnut floors and soaring ceilings frame a layout that enhances flow, function, and above all - some serious wow factor. Beyond the entry, the open living room welcomes - complete with linear fireplace, lacquered Irpinia cabinetry that hides all manner of technology, elegance in entertaining is implicit. Corner picture windows beg the question; why go out when the best view in the city is yours? Adjacent, a specially-lit wall proffers an ideal spot for art-placement and introduces the kitchen and dining area - open again, but thoughtfully separated by an onyx-clad waterfall counter buffet bar. Dinner parties are a treat here - seat eight or more with ease. Vintage brass light fixtures from Arteriors enhance the warm tones of lacquered wood Irpinia cabinetry, gleaming quartz and contrasting dove-grey drawer storage in the kitchen. The sprawling island is generous enough to comfortably seat four, while a Blanco stainless steel apron sink underscores luxurious efficiency on the daily. Miele appliances, including a plumbed in coffee maker and convenient wine cooler, plus Thermador range and fridge collude to assist in some of your greatest culinary adventures. Frequent hostesses will love the nearby pantry - it's spacious, bright, and has storage galore.
A discrete hallway near the dining room proffers another benefit of this well-thought out floorplan. A studio, personal library or den is spacious and boasts a posh three piece ensuite - smart pocket doors mean it also serves as a powder room. Find an elevator to the lower level an incomparable companion - especially on grocery days. Laundry finds its home in a smart tucked away space - additional storage and sink are a domestic blessing. Down the hall, a true gem can be found - bathed in light, a home office or study is the ultimate adult retreat. Working from home is elevated here - organization via Irpinia cabinetry, inspiration by way of vistas through a huge picture window - marvel at how a balance is struck between productivity and relaxation. Access to the Ipe-clad deck invites an invigorating morning coffee or shared glass of Pinot.
In the neighbouring master bedroom, delights astound: floor to ceiling windows mirror sleek cabinetry, leaving this zone clutter free. A walk-in closet and ensuite make a great pair - heated porcelain floors, Toto toilet, Victoria and Albert soaker tub and his and hers quartz-topped vanities are indulgent, spa-like, and offer incomparable extravagance. The walk-in shower featuring a dutch drain and beautiful bench banish Monday blues. Downstairs, a two-storey atrium features an award-winning staircase and introduces a splendid backyard and the lower level - Barry Hobin design at its finest. Peruse the delights of the backyard with a keen eye - note the tiered landscaping which gives way to multi-functional outdoor spaces; dine, lounge by the gas fire pit, or take a soak in the eight person Jacuzzi hot tub. You've never had a summer like this before.
Back inside, a home gym is flooded with light thanks to repeated high ceilings and floor to ceiling picture windows. Engineered hardwood underfoot gives way to a second bedroom, ample in size, natural light and eye-pleasing symmetrical features. A large closet and adjoining ensuite take "guest room" to the next level. Find heated porcelain floors, textured tile work, double vanity and modern touches complete the space. Access the four car garage, storage unit, elevator, and second staircase here.
With Landsdowne minutes away, Bank Street and the Glebe holding infinite opportunities for fun evenings out, this location is truly one of a kind. Don't wait - make an appointment today!
Charles Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Royal LePage Team Realty Independantly owned and operated.
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