Gorgeous, renovated semi-detached century home on Hawthorne Avenue, just east of Main Street, situated right between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River. This is an opportunity to own a piece of Ottawa history that has been preserved and updated with time and great care.
The upgrades throughout this home are numerous including hardwiring for internet in every room, all windows have been replaced and are double hung, except for the family room that has casement windows. All knob and tube wiring has been replaced and the entire home was recently painted. The back roof was redone in 2012 and the rest of the roof was redone in 2010. The pot lighting throughout the home was all recently done and features LED and halogen lighting.
THE LIVING SPACE
As you walk up the front steps and through the new front door, note the mature, tree-lined avenue with perennial front gardens surrounding these beautiful homes. Inside you will find a traditional Victorian, semi-detached layout with a foyer with tumbled marble tile leading you into an open concept living and dining room. The hardwood floors, trim and baseboards are all original but have been very well maintained and they fill the home with character and charm.
Prepare to have your breath taken away as you walk into the newly renovated kitchen with Caesarstone counters, Bird’s Eye Maple hardwood, high-end appliances and a stunning custom island/tabletop and wood accents that are all made of reclaimed barn board. The island/tabletop seats four plus and the wood accents throughout the kitchen are beautiful. The cabinetry is an IKEA custom-design and the kitchen itself was designed by Graham Beck. The abundance of cabinetry is all soft-close with brushed bronze hardware. There is a slide-in Bosch stove/range as well as a Bosch integrated dishwasher. The pot lighting is all on dimmers and they are either LED or halogen lights. Note also the powder room located off of the kitchen, a main floor bath is a rare find in these homes.
THE SUN ROOM
There is a main floor family room area off the kitchen that was an addition to the original home and features a brick wall, walls of windows that provide lots of sun and a beautiful view of the backyard. There is a French door leading to the kitchen and a door leading to a side yard Cedar deck.
SECOND LEVEL LIVING SPACE
Upstairs are three bedrooms plus a den and a main bath. The largest bedroom has a wall to wall closet and carpeting over hardwood flooring. The two other bedrooms and den boast hardwood floors and the stairs and hallway feature carpeting over softwood. The main bath has been redone, keeping the original footprint which works well. There is a designer, granite vanity with Grohe faucet that provides good storage and there is also hidden shelving for storage as well. The shower has an upgraded rain shower head. The den is an ideal place for an office and has access to the second level balcony.
THE FINISHED LOWER LEVEL
The finished basement has Berber carpeting, space for a lower lever rec room and the laundry room. Note the room behind the laundry room that has access to the backyard. This space is ideal for storing garden tools and equipment.
The side and back yards have a Cedar deck, a flagstone patio and grassed area. Lots of mature trees and shrubs as well as perennial garden beds are throughout the backyard. The driveway has space for one car in winter and two in the summer.
THE LIFE OUTSIDE
Amenities are all within walking distance including public transport, schools, parks, shopping. The canal and river pathways are minutes away and you can get downtown in 5 minutes. Access to the 417 both east and west is nearby if you are commuting to different areas of the city. This is an opportunity to own a home that is filled with character, charm and history while still being updated with modern finishes designed to bring harmony between the old world and the new. This is a home that is not to be missed!
Summer, winter, spring or fall…the Rideau Canal being 500 metres away is a rare pleasure. Enjoy the trails, restaurants and natural beauty of the canal year round without having to worry about traffic or parking.
Springhurst Park provides ample greenspace and trails.
- Foyer 10.07 x 5.06
- Living Room 12.09 x 10.08
- Dining Room 12.11 x 10.08
- Kitchen 17.08 x 12.07
- Solarium 13.02 x 9.09
- Powder Room
- Master Bedroom 10.03 x 10.01
- Bedroom 10.11 x 10.08
- Bedroom 13.00 x 9.01
- Den 9.02 x 7.00
- Bath 7.00 x 6.11
- Balcony 6.11 x 5.06
- Rec Room 17.01 x 12.09
- Storage 12.05 x 11.01
- Bath 6.03 x 2.11
- Laundry 12.07 x 11.09
- Storage 13.02 x 9.09