Few homes answer the needs of every modern family scenario on such a sprawling lot in the heart of Rockcliffe Village. It's true: this mid-century dwelling offers a value beyond its peers. An exceptionally large and lush lot extends country-dwelling vibes to an urban-oriented home, and a great centre hall design establishes a layout that flows well, yet is rich in private spaces.
On approach, landscaped perennials on an idyllic front lawn spring up to introduce natural stone and an eye-pleasing symmetrical facade. A large driveway and single car garage handles parking. Coach lamps on either side of the doorway yield a sense of occasion as guests come and go.
Within, an amicable family experience is the result of home's floor plan with plenty of top-notch finishes that offer a luxe touch to everyday-appropriate features. Designed by architect David Younghusband - one of Ottawa's most iconic masters of designing upscale mid-century homes - you'll find classic proportions, high ceilings, evident quality and balanced detailing. Home is a blank canvas ready for all types of Rockcliffe scenarios: young flourishing families or a mature dwelling where grandkids come to play.
Beyond the distinguished entrance, the sweeping living room lends itself to flexible use: marvel at how a casual Tuesday night with your clan and a chic Saturday evening cocktail hour can coexist in exceptional harmony. Situated near the front entrance, it's easy to welcome guests without disturbing household life. Character is drawn from warm original hardwood floors, a bright bay window and vintage curved ceilings. Note the wood-burning fireplace that acts as a focal point for aesthetics as well as conversation.
Across the hall, the formal dining room delivers entertaining dreams in equal measure. Destined for large and memorable gatherings - never worry if there's room for one more. The bay window repeats here for comforting symmetry, while a niche is ready for a buffet or your favourite artwork. The nearby kitchen keeps prep work and cleanup hidden from view.
Cork floors in the kitchen collude with warm tones in traditional cabinetry and an uber functional layout. Prep meals at the centre island gas range while keeping an eye on homework or post-school snack time - save the airy eat-in zone for family meals. Bevelled granite countertops are a dignified touch, while ample storage and additional workspace facilitates caterer service for large gatherings. Proof that every day life and professional obligations both thrive here. Nearby, a secondary closet and powder room keep pragmatic needs met.
The cedar sunroom on this level is a highlight. On the practical side, it serves as an extension to outdoor time during the warmer months. Once you see the back yard and garden, you'll understand the added appeal. Tall birch trees, lush green grass and a natural refuge eliminates any need for a cottage. This private backyard oasis offers daily serenity. Commune with nature, giggle at the local wildlife's antics, encourage outdoor play, entertain al-fresco - this is how summers should be spent.
Moving upstairs you'll appreciate the continuation of distinguished character in this home's private zones. Warm, original hardwood continues, hall design ensures privacy, a bright window on the landing yields sunlit tranquility. Children's and guest bedrooms are sizeable, private and bright. There is ample closet space in each and all are well served by a well turned out main bath, finished in warm ceramic tones.
The large master suite is warmed by ingenious Southern exposure and pleasantly private views. A neutral palette yields a comfortable, sumptuous adult retreat. Style aficionados will love the private dressing room - kitted with organized closet and shelf space, it truly is a dream and a great way to start each day. Heated travertine marble softens early morning wake-up calls in the adjoining ensuite, where an oversized walk-in shower and double vanity are poised efficient weekdays or indulgent weekends.
A delightedly dry finished basement rounds out the family-centric benefits of this incredibly hard-working home. A sprawling footprint - find room for your whole clan's needs including a workspace, personal library, workshop and rec zone. There's also an opportunity for a bedroom for autonomous guests - the plumbing is ready for a bathroom if you so choose. Ceilings are high, pot lights keep it bright, and a large laundry suite affords extra space for storage, folding counters and hanging space.
This remarkably comfortable and wise home anticipates every life contingency - find the stage set if expansion is in your future plans. The prime Rockcliffe Park location, complete with large lot sheltered by mature trees is a one of a kind opportunity for families looking to grow in this distinguished neighbourhood. Renowned schools, a rich sense of community, trips to neighbourhood favourite parks and The Pond, plus easy access to the delights and conveniences of Beechwood Avenue. Transit is only steps away, and downtown commuters can choose to walk or bike - you'll be there in minutes. Fall in love with a truly exceptional future home and make an appointment today!
Charles Sezlik and Dominique Laframboise, Sales Representatives
Royal LePage Team Realty Independantly owned and operated.
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