This exceptional Victorian house, with oversized private garden, sits on a quiet tree-lined street in The Golden Triangle across from the Minto Park and a few minutes walk to the Rideau Canal. It extends to over three floors and has been upgraded by the current owner through the years with a thoughtful combination of blended the original features of the original home with modernized kitchen and bathrooms. There are many features and many ways of using the spaces. The oversized lot offers endless possibilities for expansion as well as the home itself .
The home has been used in two movie productions.
The Victorian façade has remained untouched except to rebuild the beautiful front porch to exacting detailing. Accented by strong brick detailing, high pitched gables, indented coffered panels , dental crown molding and fish scale detailing the exterior is striking . The redone front porch is an example of a good restoration of design and rebuild done right.
Open the door to yesterday’s charm and todays seldom found stately home and enjoy the space of the main hallway and foyer defined by the original staircase. A convenient WC is tucked just under the stair.
On the first floor are the generously proportioned main rooms which speak to the home’s original affluence. The grand living room has a wonderful 10ft long bay window that is perfect for a table and chairs or as a reading area . The main floors 12 ft high ceilings make the rooms feel even bigger. A half wall provides privacy to the “formal” Dining room which by way of glass doors open to the south facing deck. The redone kitchen has a sense of “Montreal chic” with the use of floor to ceiling glass tile and a copper like wallboard.
The second floor has 11.9 ft high ceilings and provides 3 generous bedrooms. (one with a large bay turret style wall) and the a den that opens by glass doors to the second floor terrace. Just a lovely spot to sit and overlook the trees of the parkland There is a full bathroom on this floor as well. The front bedroom presently used as the main bedroom would also be a perfect familyroom overlooking the parkland and treetops.
The third-floor staircase and landing are flooded with natural light from the oversized skylight. Over 9 ft high ceilings. The landing is large enough to provide a lounge area. There are two large bedrooms and a gym room (ideal as your meditation space or yoga room) and a sunblasted 4pc bathroom all white and bright.
This floor would be an ideal Master suite.- offices - guest or kids floor.
In the core areas it is almost impossible to find real years much less “grounds” and this home has grounds. The yard is wide and deep as well as extremely private. The oversized deck is ideal for entertaining and raised high, so you overlook the back gardens. There was a back laneway that was taken over so this property is larger than most. Private laneway.
There is a full basement, and the home enjoys a laundry room, an area ideal for wine tasting and lots of storage.
The lower-level apartment
Being sold with the unit furnished if required. The apartment is approx. 580 sq. ft. with high ceilings and lots of natural light. Used as an Air BnB. Income in 2019 was $21,400.00 for 161 days. Annual lease rate for 2020 is 1800 per month. The suite was as originally redone for and by an architect who used it at his office. Zoning still is place for home office. more to come..
Entrance - 4.6' x 4.2'
Foyer - 18.3' x 5.7'
Powder Room - 7.5' x 3.1'
Living room - 17.3' x 14.6'
Dining room - 20.3' x 14.6'
Kitchen - 16.6' x 12'
Yard and Deck - 28.3' x 18.3'
Den - 9.7' x 9.1'
Porch - 10' x 5.7'
Bedroom - 15.9' x 17.3'
Bedroom - 15.7' x 14.4'
Bathroom - 9.2' x 7.6'
Office/den - 16.4' x 14.8'
Bedroom - 18' x 11'
Bedroom - 17.5' x 10.7'
Lounge - 11.6' x 11.1'
Bathroom - 15' x 9'
There is a building inspection on file for interested parties. Zoning: Note :The property has a_R4UC zoning allowing for a multitude of uses. Perfectly zoned for at home office and much much more as well as single home. https://ottawa.ca/en/living-ottawa/laws-licences-and-permits/laws/law-z/planning-development-and-construction/maps-and-zoning/zoning-law-no-2008-250/zoning-law-2008-250-consolidation/part-16-appendices The lower apartment was originally redone for an architect and has the commercial designation Survey : 1973 on on file - the back fire lane was taken over and provides an extended back lot line. Note that this lot may be large enough to develop and certainly to either add on or even put a pool in! from the deck to rear lot line is is 45 ft Lot is 37 ft front 47 at rear -Includes jog where the garden shed is by a total depth of almost 113 ft deep Mechanical: Electrical : ESA on file for upgrades 200 amp service Roof: The roof was replaced November 2015.Flat roof under deck 10 gallons liquid rubber waterproof sealant 2018 Plumbing: mix copper , plastic Water line: The main line was replaced when Elgin was dug up so 2019/20. The supply and exit line have been updated on a on going basis. Furnace: 2010 high eff Porch rebuilt to exacting details 2000 with drawings and permits Insulation: the attic to around r 20. tested for asbestos - fine - test on file Hot water Hot water is gas with the super high efficiency on demand boilers that are paid for and come with the house. The Apartment is zoned for commercial use. It was an office that I converted to residential. but when it was built he got commercial zoning because it was a professional office. Costs Heat; Gas boiler 2,97.86 includes hst Hydro $11.97.80 includes hst Water $1553.35 they are big gardens
Included: Fridge, gas stove, dishwasher , washer, dryer all lighting fixtures except where excluded, all drapery rods and blinds . BBQ and smoker , alarm system, hood fan . Excluded :the chandelier in the Livingroom and Dining room. -neon light on wall in second floor front bedroom-drapes in main floor formal rooms Lower Level apartment - Private entrance off of the parking laneway. Comes fully furnished and equipped Beautifully kept suite used for Air BnB. Income in 2019 for year was 21,400 for a 161 days Annual lease rate 2020 $1800 month. Current tenant month to month. https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/25489723 Kitchen/dining area 15 by 13 and a half feet Bathroom 5 by 8 Living and Bedroom 16ft 4 in by 26 ft.