Golden Triangle | Ottawa
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..