Good things take time - it's only right that beauty of this proportion pushes city stress away the closer you get to home. Much like the country laneway inspired entrance, these 2.5 acres of unrefined natural beauty were meant to be taken in slowly. Manotick is home to some of Ottawa's most exclusive country estates, and 6104 Knights Drive is no exception.
Set back from the street surrounded by mature forest and picturesque countryside, home's vantage commands privacy at every turn. At the top of the circular driveway, manicured grounds and natural stone in a sandy hue are the stars of the show; the discreet function of side three door garage yielding centre stage to an architecturally on-point bungalow with central entry.
Within, a dramatic first impression greets - a sweeping floor to ceiling walnut-clad wall feature with pass through linear fireplace sets the tone for the rest of the home: it's grand, it's stunning, and yet equally comfortable and gratifying. 16 foot ceilings and windows of matching proportions provide a striking vantage - open sightlines and luxe finishes put home's scale on display, but there is warmth in every space.
Three vertical windows announce home office. A flexible space that transitions to games room or library, envision your most productive hours here - if you can peel your eyes from the cottage-like view that is. A wide open living room sits on the other side of the fireplace - envision large-scale entertaining at its most memorable with views over the lush backyard as a backdrop. Note that rather than vast, undefined spaces, subtle delineations convey a winning combination: elegance, intimacy, every day practicalities.
In the dining room, an equilateral configuration and complementary windows provide endless opportunities for hosting dinner parties with a sense of occasion. Know that you can seat up to 10 people with ease.
In the kitchen, seamless walnut cabinetry and cream quartz yield incomparable visual interest; pot lighting, open shelves and tray ceilings gratify the wonderful sense of space. Top of the line Miele appliances including two wall ovens, a plumbed in coffee maker and a wine fridge make the chef's heart flutter. The combination of a spacious countertop bar and stunning eat-in zone overlooking the backyard is the true crowd pleaser, though. Social gatherings, busy family mornings, it all happens here. Easily accessible but out of sight, a walk-in pantry, plus laundry room and mudroom with garage access produces a most coveted catch-all with function all around.
Throw open the patio doors during warmer months and let life flow onto the square cut flagstone terrace. An outdoor kitchen with granite countertops and fireplace is flanked by verdant splendour all around. A far off fenced perimeter means worry-free outdoor play time for kids and pets. Three waterfall and two fire features offer your own version of elemental drama, but the best part? A submerged sunpad to soak up those Southern-facing rays and a shallow end that runs the length of the pool. Bonfires in the fall, tropical-inspired oasis in the summer - these grounds set the stage for iconic Canadian living at its best.
Back inside, realize an exceptional layout where function and family life are smartly separated for optimal privacy. Sleeping quarters lie on either side of the shared family and entertaining zones.
Make your way to the west wing - extra wide hardwood underfoot declares a sense of personal space. Indeed, this smartly secluded hallway harbours two bedrooms - a guest bedroom and the master suite. Whether or not the second bedroom serves as a nursery, know that every bedroom in this house boasts its own three piece ensuite. Other memorable elements? Three horizontal windows in this suite offer privacy and light, while the ensuite is kitted with glass, chrome and a floating vanity for easy maintenance.
Entering the master, it's love at first sight. Forest at your window and a linear fireplace produces a serene, secluded retreat that is pure indulgence on the regular. Horizontal windows, oversized 4 foot Italian imported tile, built-in floating cabinets with a lacquered sheen - the ensuite is spectacularly zen. His and hers walk-in closets leave room for every fashionista's dream space, and a sunken stand alone soaker tub is the centrepiece to a truly epic "me" space. Walk-in shower with rain shower head and body jets offers a satisfying morning routine.
In the opposite wing, a powder room and two suites are mirrored to perfection, right down to every comfortable, smart detail. Big windows, generous walk-in closets and ensuites turned out in sleek style - ceramic, glass, chrome - high standards reach every inch of every zone. Note that at every hallway boasts its own closet with ample space - a place for everything and everything in its place.
Glass railings lead to the basement, where recreation and personal growth come first. A home gym with room for every type of equipment imaginable and a home theatre with tiered seating and a 12 foot screen handle all interests. Nearby, a three piece bathroom keeps workout time efficient. The sweeping rec space beyond is perfect for kids, budding musicians and play time. Beyond, a hallway allows privacy for a nanny or in-law suite. Find a generous footprint with closet space and a beautifully turned out three piece ensuite. Autonomous types will love the separate access to the garage from here - every thoughtful detail has been executed flawlessly with family function in mind.
Peaceful, functional, safe. There is no better place to raise a family so close to the city. Enjoy every type of school, including a Montessori daycare nearby, amenities and the quaint village vibe that Manotick has to offer. Exceptionally designed to answer the needs of dynamic family life, make no mistake, this is where you belong. Make an appointment today.
Charles Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Royal LePage Team Realty Independantly owned and operated.
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