|Comments||The charm of a turn of the century home paired with 21st century comforts awaits in one of Ottawa's most envied neighbourhoods. The social vibe of Old Ottawa South, Bank Street, Lansdowne, endless bike paths along the canal, Dows Lake and the lush arboretum are steps away. Why choose to live anywhere else?
A white washed facade welcomes on this quiet, age-old street. Symmetric windows around an elevated porch entrance offers incredible curbside appeal, not to mention the idyllic landscaped garden that surrounds.
Over the threshold, original details blend with common sense updates: updated kitchen, windows, electrical and plumbing leave room to appreciate the original hardwood floors, baseboards and millwork, and classic centre-stair layout with great flow.
Handy built-ins greet guests and residents alike, the bright kitchen features honey-hued shaker cabinetry and a sink window - the perfect vantage to watch for the kids on their way home from school while preparing dinner. Walk through to the dining room, framed by smart built-ins and a wall of windows - it's bright, spacious, scaled for family dining. Updated hardwood finds itself on a large sill, perfect for additional storage and is mirrored in the adjacent living room. Windows grace the entire back wall of this house, leaving natural light a perpetual benefit. Take the patio doors onto a sweeping balcony and watch the perennial garden bloom to life in the Spring and summer months. With the centuries-old maple offering shade right where you need it, summers in your own private oasis are second to none. Access to the garage and back laneway is a convenient urban perk. Back inside, a generous living room is anchored by a gas fireplace. Imagine the memories to be made here, taking advantage of the large footprint for all sorts of decor configurations.
Three bright bedrooms make up the second level - note the repeated high ceilings here as well. The three piece main bath offers plenty of extra storage space via built-ins and boasts a cheater door to the master bedroom. Bright, airy, with a picturesque street view, find a fitting urban retreat.
In the basement, a third bedroom with large window is inviting for overnight guests or autonomous children. Nearby laundry, a three piece bath with walk-in shower and large rec room round out this incredibly dry and well kept level.
A central vantage offers up the best of the Glebe, Preston Street and old Ottawa South for your exploration. An easy commute to nearby schools and the downtown core can be a healthy one too - hop on your bike or take nearby transit to endless destinations. This home is truly a gem in a special neighbourhood - families and residents know that this is an ideal place for a dynamic family to grow.