|Comments||Meet your ideal family home, nestled on a peaceful Rockcliffe cul-de-sac. Set on a higher vantage than its peers on a lush treed lot, there is no better environment in which to plant the seeds of a flourishing family. From the outside in, this classic contemporary inspired home hints at self-assured style and function with its refined proportions and open, informal plan.
Discrete confidence shapes this home; starting with smart, out of the way placement of double garage doors and front side entrance. Symmetrical proportions are accentuated in a blend of dune-toned brickwork with quoin detail. Social comfort shapes the entrance - solid wood door, wide sidelights - the welcome is as friendly as it is stylish.
Inside, 21st century family demands are answered in spades, where a warm and bright vestibule sets the tone for guests to get acquainted - the front hall closet and french doors lend a formal practicality. Beyond, with a dramatic central oak staircase, rich maple hardwood and custom updated millwork throughout, home's exceptional scale becomes more evident – discover smart living spaces at each turn. To the right, a home office is shaped into productivity-central. French doors, built-ins and big windows combine for a refined domestic nine to five. Across the main hall, an extra wide archway introduces a stellar duo of formal entertaining - an elegant living room with dining room beyond. Black marble surround on the wood fireplace is a striking contrast to the white, timeless lines and chic finishes that outline this guest-centric space. Custom Hunter-Douglas blinds are found throughout and make a great emphasis on sun-filled windows as you make your way into the dining room. Admire the subtle details that elevate each space - art deco inspired mouldings remain visually intriguing - perfection develops. An opportune butlers pantry transitions into the kitchen where a skylight and bank of windows highlight a culinary playground. Granite countertops and cabinets with drawer storage and pull out pantry in calming neutral tones set a great stage for meal prep. Jenn-Air, Dacor, Bosch - all the great names are here, with a sprawling center island and prep sink to boot. The touch-faucet is a thoughtful addition. As social central, this hub of activity has been meticulously well-thought out. Between the kitchen and eat in area; a stone accent wall with a linear fireplace lends a cozy atmosphere to weeknights. Take the stairs to the family room above the garage. Game night, movie night, teen hangout - loft ceilings and dormer windows produce the perfect post work/school hangout space. Take the hallway to the side entrance, where more storage and a well-turned out powder room are convenient but out of the action. Ceramic at your feet and garage access leave Ottawa's four seasons and accompanying gear handled and organized.
Upstairs, a volume of space greets - a stone on the landing is repeated to beautiful effect. The entire left side of this level is dedicated to the master suite. Much like the balance of this house, your adult haven is a blend of calming tones, clean lines, and ultimate zen. Access the captain's nook that overlooks the entrance. Demi-lune window and cathedral ceiling offer natural light and a spot to read, relax - inspiration arrives on cue. Competing for your attention is a beautifully built-in walk-in closet and indulgent ensuite. A soothing palette surrounds a soaker tub, walk-in rain shower and separate granite top vanities with sleek undermount sinks - space is ample and mornings are gratifying. The privacy is incredible - treetop views give the impression of being at a Scandinavian spa. The balance of this level is made up of three bedrooms and inconspicuous laundry. Two bedrooms boast generous footprints, gorgeous natural light and an ensuite, each finished in sleek, contemporary style. One ensuite even has a skylight - a recurring theme in this tastefully appointed home.
Polished design continues into the basement, where a stained glass clerestory window offers up light and a touch of tradition into the rec room and leisure zone beyond. Enjoy a moment of pleasant surprise as you realize this basement is a walk-out. Summer time just got a whole lot better with a zero maintenance flagstone yard playing host to age-old trees and steps up to the deck also accessed from the main level. Trex decking and a minimalist pergola promise elevated outdoor entertaining. Two natural gas barbecue hookups in smart spots allow for grilling all year round. Back inside, the basement handles autonomous guests or in-laws with aplomb - a flawless three piece connects to a bedroom with a cheater-door. Every scenario has been thought of. A home gym is big enough to fit everybody's prefered exercise equipment, storage keeps seasonal decor at bay, while the cold room with natural stone floor sees infinite use. Another smart perk? Secondary access to the backyard so there's no lugging outdoor furniture through the house.
For every family scenario, this home answers, and with great design and style. Find a prestigious address that is steps to transit, minutes from downtown, while offering up a sense of peaceful laneway living. Schools, parks, the beloved pond and a collegial community in which to call home. This can be yours - make an appointment today.