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194 Stanley Avenue
194 Stanley Avenue
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New Edinburgh

Light-filled and timeless, this lovely 19th century New Edinburgh classic is all about maintaining historic character while enjoying 21st century restoration. A unique "Ottawa" advantage? Its location across from the scenic and natural beauty of Stanley Park and the Rideau River, and within a rich community-centric neighbourhood. A bridge between two worlds; find a quintessentially historic urban village blended with the abundant space and conveniences of a family home. It turns out you really can have it all.

Arriving, enjoy the historic location, where every home is unique in its heritage roots. This great home is a perfect fit amongst its peers, with elegant Victorian red brick and a neoclassical-inspired portico and covered porch giving a nod to its rich past. Guests never stress about parking here; a garage and space for 3 additional cars is out of sight and easily accessible at the back of the house. Standing tall in front and providing the most elegant form of privacy is an age old maple. Your welcome doesn't get any more picturesque than this.

High ceilings, original restored moulding and millwork, and updated period detailing like double hung windows throughout shape a dignified traditional tone. This is a well cared for and updated property. Marble underfoot is illuminated via the original transom window, while updated oak leads through formal living spaces.

The living room is a celebration-scaled zone, with impressive proportions that welcome all types of entertaining, from hosting cocktail parties to intimate gatherings of two. Original ceiling medallions and baseboards revel in tradition, while smart built-ins showcase memorabilia and keep the space free of clutter. Guests flow effortlessly to the adjacent dining room - a smart recent addition for hosts who like to entertain with flair.

The back facing kitchen with centre island is a chef's favourite; evident in its efficient layout, well-planned storage drawers and delineated work spaces. Supervise homework or outdoor play while prepping dinner. Granite countertops, pot lights, and stainless appliances round out this 21st century treasure. You don't need to change a thing. Across a half-wall lies the family room, part of the modern addition that handles any family scenario - gas fireplace and built-ins yield a relaxed, deeply comfortable and totally welcoming vibe. Homework, lounging, family game night; you'll want to spend time here.

Pragmatic needs are met via a beautifully turned-out powder room, and incredibly intelligent mudroom that leads to the back yard. Tiled with ceramic, find a tub sink, laundry, and space to keep seasonal trappings out of sight. The tree-framed back yard is private, lush, fully-fenced for the safety of your little ones and furry companions, and a great place to entertain al fresco during summer months.

Take note of the original maple newel post and banister as you head upstairs. Three bedrooms on this level offer up some rare benefits - generous footprints, closet space, and oodles of natural light. Two large bedrooms - one which features original wall to wall closets plus picture-windows - are served by the three piece main bath. The pedestal sink, plus soaker tub and shower combination set the scene for refined daily ablutions.

A hallway lined with wall to wall storage closets and a beautifully renovated three piece bath introduces the master bedroom. Looking for more privacy? Add a door at the beginning of the hallway and the status of your adult refuge is secured - a master suite is the result. You'll love the on-point yet classic finishes in the bathroom; white penny-tile, marble-topped vanity and a walk-in shower with granite accents - perfection! As part of the addition, the master bedroom balances modern and traditional with ease. Custom millwork pays homage to home's original character, while wall to wall closets and big, bright windows keep modern needs met with style.

Find a fourth bedroom on the top level; the loft ceilings, bright window and exposed brick are perfect touches for a room with character. Whether for an autonomous or university-aged child, this space is flexible, and would also make an excellent home office or den. In the basement, lovers of historic architecture will be wowed - it's dry and fully functional. Find great storage and a rec room or home office area.

A superb location enriched by surrounding nature, parks, paths, some of the city's best schools, cafes and amenities. You're only minutes from downtown, and transit is nearby for a more eco-friendly commute. Enjoy the beautiful character of a 19th century home without the headache - tasteful updates have made this dwelling ready for modern family life. Don't wait - call and book an appointment today!

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