SOLD 20 Ralph Street

The Glebe | Ottawa


SOLD The Glebe's 1895 Berwick Cottage:

The House

Originally known as Berwick Cottage and constructed in 1895, this residence stands as a true gem within the  Glebe. The rich redbrick exterior and architecturally interesting features, including a wide barn-style roof and a second floor designed in the wood fish scale motif.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, the house boasts a strategic placement, set back from the road to offer a spacious front garden.

The Spaces

Spanning two floors, the interior exudes a warm elegance, seamlessly blending modernity with the charm of historic architecture. A refined, minimalist decorative palette enhances the timeless appeal of the home.

An expansive sitting porch runs along the front of the house.  Old world craftsmanship is displayed, from the richly paneled wood ceilings in the foyer to the high-trimmed door casings in the formal rooms. The oversized wood doors effortlessly fold back, revealing the dining room, all atop original pine floorboards that contribute to the home's allure.

The kitchen, previously renovated, provides ample space for culinary endeavors and there is lots of cupboard space. A side door entrance/foyer  facilitates direct access to the rear of the house and the kitchen. The south facing family room opens to a deck through patio doors, offering versatility as a tranquil family room or a guest room with convenient access to a 3-piece revamped bathroom.

Ascend a turned flight of stairs within the original plan to discover three spacious bedrooms on the second floor, accompanied by a fully renovated bathroom. The primary bedroom, spacious enough for a king-sized bed, features a sitting area or dressing space with a full wall of closets. A peaceful retreat. The main bathroom (4pc) continues the rich, tasteful accents that harmonize with the home's overall ambiance.

The Outdoor Spaces

You will appreciate the large side yard, ideal for cultivating an English garden /vegetable plot. Alternatively, the space can be transformed into a landscaped terrace with low-maintenance borders. A main floor deck  wraps around the rear of the home. Creating an ideal setting for alfresco lunches and dinners and extending the internal living plan in the warmer months. Beyond the gated fence there is a private 2-car laneway.


Hard to get a better one – within minutes of shops along Bank St. and of course the Lansdowne facilities and shops including Whole foods , the farmers market, a  private school, a great Good Life gym, LCBO plus there is always something going on!.   Mutchmor Public School  is mere steps away and an easy walk to  Glebe High School and community Centre Vons and Fourth Ave wine bar for casual dining and Wild Oat for a great breakfast. the choices are endless . Studio Sixty-Six for great art and gallery shows or minutes walk over the Iconic Bank St bridge to all the amenities old Ottawa South has to offer - library - coffee shops - antique shopping and the newly opened Wall Space Gallery .

Water and Parkland is everywhere- Browns Inlet – the Rideau Canal – Dow’s Lake there is something for everyone. Quiet pocket of the Glebe a tree lined street full of friendly neighbours.


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The Spaces


original wood flooring, tile in kitchen and bathroom, carpet in familyroom.

Front Porch - 22' x 7'

Very private as house is set back from the street. Huge space ideal for entertaining and dining while overlooking the front garden and street scape .

Foyer - 8.10 ' x 8.10'

plus hallway. Detailed wood ceiling and wood trim.,

Living room - 15.5' x 12.10'

Wood fireplace bordered by custom built in bookcases. Large front window. Oversized wood doors fold back to reveal the diningroom

Dining room - 14.7' x 10.10'

A perfect formal dining room with high ceilings and elegant wainscoting décor

Kitchen - 14.6' x 10.10'

Lots of cupboard space with window overlooking the yard from the sink area. Butler block style counter is an ideal prep area or as you bar serving space when entertaining.

Side Foyer - 6' x 5.7'

Easy access to and from the garden.

Full bathroom - 8.7' x 5.8'

3pc with shower stall - furniture style vanity with vessel sink.

Familyroom - 13.2' x 12.0'

Patio doors open to the rear ( south facing ) deck that wraps around rear and side of house


A great spot of sunny afternoons or private dining Al Fresco

2nd Floor - 9.9' x 7.2'

Large Landing nicely divides the spaces

Bedroom - 13.2' x 10.10'

Large window and closets

Bedroom - 13.2' x 10.10'

Large windows and closets

Bathroom - 8.1' x 6.4'

4pc redone with ceramic tile floor and shower/tub, furniture style vanity , linen closet

Principal Bedroom - 11.9' x 18.4'

plus large closet 8.5 x 3.4Provides a sitting area 9.4 x 8.5) - bed area large enough for a king sized bed.


laundry room 10.2 x 16.5 and storage 20.2 x 27.8

Info & Facts


Bathrooms:2 full



all are approximate costs.

hot water tank is rented, $25 a month

Hydro is average $100 a month

Enbridge is $90

Water us $45

roof redone on the porch and the back addition 2 years ago,

the air conditioner is new (2023).

The flat roof is believed  to be approx. 15 years old (I think).

curtains in the tv room and in principal  bedrooms, the chandelier in Principal bedroom, and the freezer downstairs. Valance in bedrooms.

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