///Mixing Modern and Traditional: The Story of 2475 Dunrobin Road

Mixing Modern and Traditional: The Story of 2475 Dunrobin Road

It’s harvest time in Ottawa…have a read through this blog to learn about the features of our listing at 2475 Dunrobin Road, a farm property with cash crops, gorgeous property and renovated century home.

Century homes are often renovated throughout the Ottawa area, however, the way in which these renovations are carried out can vary greatly. Some people go to an extreme modern aesthetic while others’ primary goal is to highlight and maintain the traditional, century old features.

Our listing at 2475 Dunrobin Road has really managed to take a traditional century home, maintain the historical charm and features while making it work for a modern lifestyle. The end product is a home that is beautiful, functional, and both respectful of tradition and well maintained.

This century old farmhouse set back from Dunrobin Road is situated on 30 acres of property. The house exterior is the original Fieldstone and the dormer windows maintain their original shape and give the house lots of character. This home also has a large addition ideal for a nanny-suite or in-law suite. Many restored farmhouses in the area do put additions on. The trick is to make them beautiful and appropriate while still adding needed living space. This addition mixes well with the fieldstone and the red siding used as an exterior is not assuming but very appropriate on a “farmhouse”.

Inside you will find hardwood floors, extra-high baseboards and gorgeous original trim surrounding doors and windows. The room you enter from the foyer is open and bright. The owners have made it an open concept living and dining room that is ideal for entertaining which is another reason this home is so perfect for a modern lifestyle. Further into the home you will find more traditional rooms that are used as a family room and an office but could be a more formal dining room and living room if that’s what works for you!The kitchen has been entirely redone and offers granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, glass backslash and a large island. The mix of light and dark cabinetry is a modern trend but makes this kitchen feel warm and inviting which a traditional farmhouse kitchen should! Another feature of the kitchen is the original walk-in pantry. While still functional today, it also adds a sense of history to the space….you can just see the lines of mason jars filled with homemade preserves! Note the main floor powder room off of the kitchen, this is a convenient modern-day amenity as a main floor bath would not have been part of a traditional farmhouse.

There are two staircases leading upstairs, one from the foyer and one from the kitchen. This is very typical of century farmhouses and was maintained in the renovation. Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms. One of the two secondary bedrooms used to be two bedrooms and should you need 4 bedrooms, a wall could easily be re-installed to create this. The master bedroom has been turned into a gorgeous retreat with rich hardwood flooring plus a large ensuite, which would be unheard of in an original building. Take in the gorgeous view of greenery from all of the many dormer windows.

Outside there are two outbuildings that would have been used as workshops and small livestock barns. Today, they could have many uses. There is electricity running to both and some of the many uses could be as offices, barns, workshops, garages, storage areas and more. The home is located 5 minutes from the amenities of Kanata North but feels as though it is a world away from traffic and noise.

For further photos and information on this breathtaking home and and property visit HERE. This is truly a property that dreams are made of. Character, nature, functionality, beauty, quality craftsmanship and design….it is a breath of fresh air grounded in tradition.

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