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Price: $2,950,000   Bedrooms: 6 plus
Location: Rockcliffe Park   Bathrooms: 8
Status: Sold  2012   Garage: Double Attached
Style: Three Storey   Heating: Gas Forced Air / Central Air Conditioning
Lot Size: 20,880 square foot lot - 153.35 ft. frontage   Basement: Fully Finished Walkout / Southern Exposure
     
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Situated on a quiet street in the Old Village of Rockcliffe Park, this is arguably one of Ottawa’s finest traditional homes. This wonderful Tudor home is located only steps from McKay Lake, the Rockcliffe Park Lawn Tennis Club, Community Centre and local schools including Ashbury College, Elmwood School and Rockcliffe Park Public School.

This property is a rarity for Rockcliffe Park as it currently has six bedrooms but could easily accommodate a family requiring seven or eight bedrooms. The layout is fabulous, offering generous living space for all family members. The house also enjoys a self-contained guesthouse with its own entrance, full kitchen, living room, two bathrooms and a delightful second-floor bedroom. This unique additional living space may be enjoyed by the entire family or serve as fantastic guest accommodation for visiting family and friends. The basement also has a separate entrance and could easily accommodate an additional bedroom.

The classic stone and wood entrance has a beautiful portico opening to a bright granite-floored foyer. A French door separates the foyer from the rest of the house. As one enters this house the fantastic space unfolds delightfully. There are gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The living room is beautiful and has a marble fireplace and one window that enjoys views of McKay lake and another that overlooks the gorgeous gardens and pool area. The dining room is of a scale suited to formal dining, and has a fireplace with an elegant marble surround and a bow window with views of McKay Lake. Behind the living room is a double-door entry to a large study with built-in bookshelves and cupboards. The study opens to a circular family room surrounded by windows and a door to the awning-protected, west-facing deck. This room is absolutely beautiful – a bright, tranquil place to curl up and read summer or winter. There are French doors opening to the family room/breakfast room off the beautifully renovated kitchen.

The gourmet kitchen is stunning and perfect for family living as well as entertaining. It features crisp, white cabinetry, a 13-foot butcher-block island lit by two chandeliers and offering seating for five. The large farm sink overlooks the south-facing garden and there is a terrific walk-in pantry. Appliances include two Sub-Zero refrigerators - one in the kitchen and one in the guest kitchen, two Sub-Zero fridge drawers, a wine refrigerator in the pantry, two Miele dishwashers in the kitchen and a full dishwasher in the guest kitchen, two Gaggenau convection wall ovens in the kitchen and a full cooktop in the guest kitchen, a Gaggenau stainless steel hood fan, a Panasonic microwave oven plus another microwave oven in the guest kitchen and a built-in desk area to keep the family organized. The kitchen has cream wood-slat blinds for complete privacy. It opens to a large, bright breakfast room, two family rooms and a study. A lovely, privately located powder room is on the main floor.

The second floor staircase is classic with its rich hardwood balustrade, risers and railing. The landing has southern exposure and overlooks the majestic gardens. The master bedroom suite is privately situated and expansive. A small vestibule opens to the gorgeous master bedroom with its marble fireplace, dressing room and beautiful views of the gardens and swimming pool. The architecturally dramatic, octagonal ensuite bathroom features her and his sinks, a large soaking tub and a spacious glass shower. There are two additional children’s bedrooms on the second floor, one with an ensuite bathroom and southern exposure and another with a built-in desk and views of the lake. There is also a four-piece bathroom with wonderful mosaic tiles.

The staircase to the third floor also has a wood balustrade and this level has two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. The basement is spacious and full of light thanks to its walkout to the back garden, and its southern exposure. The basement staircase landing opens to a large recreation room with a fireplace and French doors to the billiards room that accesses the south-facing flagstone terrace and pool. The walkout design gives easy access to the pool area and hot tub, and there is a large bathroom and a sauna. A large, bright playroom/crafts room could easily be converted to another bedroom for a nanny or staff; there is space for a wine cellar. The basement also has a laundry and access to the two-car garage.

The grounds are magnificent and include a 40-foot gunite saltwater swimming pool and a stone hot tub with a waterfall. The pool was designed and built by DX Pools. The landscaping includes large boulders, flagstone walkways and beautiful gardens by Garden Creations. The property is irregular in shape and built on a slight knoll, features that contribute to its great privacy. It is a spectacular property!

The above information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted
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