When I first visited this home I was awestruck at its beauty. Moreover , the renovation was complete and sensitive to the original home. However it was modern and stylish as well. This old house is new again!
Originally built in the mid to late 1800s, the house had fallen into disrepair . Then it was discovered by the Cambell’s. As a result it is now restored using an exceptionally high standard of finishes throughout. Incredible detailing. A blend of modern and heritage. Artfully refined and making this home a showplace as well as comfortable. Traditional grand rooms. Some have been opened up to create a flow of sun filled spaces. Certainly the house now reflects a truly modern approach to today’s living.
This exceptionally elegant home is located in Ottawa in the heart of the Centertown area. Within minutes to several shopping and restaurant districts. Excellent access to the expansive walking cycling routes throughout Ottawa. The LRT. The international music festivals are held just across the street in the beautiful church. Ottawa’s core downtown areas have changed a lot in the past few years. Notably an array of top notch restaurants as well a the Elgin St renewal project. Another key point is the excellent schools all close by and within walking distance. For Art’s and culture the national Arts Centre is a hub of both Canadian and International performances.
In addition to a complete renovation and restoration, the interior is finished to exacting standards. Using high-quality materials and impressive detailing and sophisticated design.
The best of both worlds is represented in this home.
Rarely found in Ottawa’s core areas.
An original wood staircase forms an architectural thread connecting each floor. The main entrance foyer has a marble floor. The impressive entrance doors invite you in. The foyer is accented by exquisite matching chandelier and wall sconces.
Offering refined space replete with original features. For instance, the high ceilings with detailed trim work and an ornate iron fireplace blend with modern Restoration Hardware lighting. There is a sense of drama to this room.
A powder room is just further down the hall.
Exceptional open concept kitchen and dining room are arguably the most impressive space in the house.
The space has been thoughtfully designed. Transitioning with ease from daily use to entertaining. The gourmet kitchen has floor to ceiling cabinetry and a 10 foot long Island . Providing exceptional space for all to enjoy. Accented with Carrara marble. Designed with a calming colour palette that makes the rooms warm and inviting.
Continuing the cabinetry into the dining room to provide a full wall of cabinets and book cases. One panel opens to the butlers stairs. In addition there is a private courtyard like terrace and deck is positioned right off the dining room. In other words perfect space for your morning coffee or summer dining.
The second floor mastersuite is a sun filled bedroom suite. A bespoke walk through dressing room. Not to mention ,the exquisitely designed and quality finished en-suite bathroom.
The rest of the second floor has a family room. Vaulted ceiling and a secondary access via the butlers stairs. Equally important is another bedroom spacious enough to provide a reading or sitting area. There is a stylish, sophisticated, and modern bathroom. marble oversized vanity and a luxurious marble and glass showier stall.
Two large bedrooms. Also perfect for home offices or yoga studio. Lovely natural light with pretty window seating in the alcoves. Between the two bedrooms is a secret passageway. The bathroom is right out of a Paris designer magazine. Tasteful use of the floor to ceiling tile and the metal / marble vanity speak to a luxurious but stylish lifestyle. Whenever possible exposed brick walls where left to accent the spaces.
Tasteful, elegant and comfortable. So many features both from the past, the present and future. In conclusion an absolutely wonderful home.