404 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
404 Maclaren Street – Centretown Ottawa Classic 5 Bed 3.5 Bath Detached Victorian For Sale $1,159,000 –SOLD–
A Superb Opportunity to enjoy Ottawa’s awesome urban lifestyle in the heart of Historic Centretown. This classic Victorian home with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and generous principle rooms offers superb home, work from home and entertainment spaces!
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404 Maclaren sits on the south side of Maclaren Street, renowned for its heritage homes that span between Elgin and Kent. The house, originally constructed in 1896, is a classic Queen Anne style rendition of a regal Victorian single-family home, with an attention to detail and craftsmanship that has been painstakingly preserved.
From the exterior, the ornamental, hand-carved fascia with decorative stars, a quintessentially Victorian symbol, are painted in their original gold, ochre, green, yellow, russet, and ecru. The star motif is carried to other design elements, including the front-porch railing. The rectilinear doric columns, typical of the more refined Victorian homes in Centretown, are cast in a deep emerald to complement the original brick.
While the exterior is striking, the interior perhaps rivals it: high-ceilings, original decorative bridge plasterwork, ceiling medallions, hand-painted pendants, detailed wainscoting, and brass and nickel outlet covers.
The home has a formal living room with ornate wainscoting and is painted in a soothing, Knoxville grey, perfect for receiving guests.
It also has an informal family room at the rear of the house off the kitchen for cozy gatherings, opening onto the back deck and yard.
There is a large kitchen, which is clean and functional: a blank canvas, ready for improvements and updates. The basement is unfinished and an excellent place for storage.
The formal dining room features orchid wallpaper in a traditional Victorian salmon, along with the original, ornate coal-fireplace.
And, like many large homes, the house has a regal front staircase, used by the family, and a hidden back staircase, historically used by servants.
With generous proportions, the house has five separate bedrooms: the main bedroom, with en-suite and walk-in closet, and two large bedrooms on the second floor, and two modest rooms on the third.
While original elements have been preserved in situ, the home also benefits from several tasteful and high-quality upgrades: all the 3.5 bathrooms have been recently renovated with slate floors, curbless showers, wall-to-ceiling tile, and high-end fixtures, and the home is wired to key access points with Cat6 cable to ensure rapid Wi-Fi speeds.
The home is a wonderful urban oasis, with a tastefully landscaped and generous back yard with two limestone patios: a larger one near the rear of the property for entertaining, and a smaller one nestled into the centre of the yard, perfect for relaxing on an Adirondack chair in the shade on a warm summer day. The limestone pavers are embedded with fossils and are edged with granite. This provides an elegant border to the beautiful, low-maintenance garden of various varieties of ornamental grasses, the clematis that coat the side of the house in purples and whites, and a beautiful ginkgo tree to provide shade in the summers. There is ample space to entertain, relax, and play in the spacious yard and on the extensive deck, which incorporates the house’s star motif.
Numerous updates include such things as roof (2019), all bathrooms (2017), master suite (2017), backyard, deck, and fence (2016), front door and façade restoration (2014), combination hot water boiler/furnace (2012), all windows (2012).
Whether you need 5 bedrooms or perhaps only 3 plus two work-at-home office spaces, the options are many. Add the fact that you have a main floor family room and the possibilities are great.
Perhaps the best part about the home is the location: in the thick of Centretown, with some of Ottawa’s best local shops and restaurants paces away both on Bank St and Somerset Village. The location is more or less equidistant to Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, the Château Laurier, the Rideau Canal, Byward Market, the Rideau Centre, ChinaTown and the Glebe, which are all a 10 to 15 minute walk. Light Rail is also just a quick walk away!
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