Property Type: Bungalow + Loft
Lot Size: 835.20 ft x 402.50 ft - 6.117 acres
Heating: Geothermal, Heat Pump
Year Built: 2012 Approximately
Tucked away on a private six-acre estate lot is this magnificent custom-built residence that was and constructed by Terra Nova Building Corp. Situated just South of Manotick Village, this superb property offers beautiful architectural elements and a thoughtful design that creates a picturesque environment with fabulous views of the serene grounds and the Rideau River at every turn.
Masterfully crafted in 2012, this home took the prize at the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Housing Design Awards for custom built home in 2014. The natural incorporation of integrating the outside in offers an exceptional space and exudes a timeless elegance and peaceful ambiance throughout the unique design. Outside, the exterior includes stone and wood cladding details, timber accents, a gated entrance equipped with power and stone pillars and a sweeping circular driveway that leads to the triple car garage with tractor bay.
As you step inside, you are introduced into a welcoming atmosphere that perfectly blends contemporary styling and warmth. Quality craftsmanship, expansive windows, Quartersawn American walnut hardwood floors, rich articulated wood and tray ceilings, B.C. Fir trim and entry doors are highlighted throughout. The main foyer directs to the core living areas where a practical open-floor plan layout effortlessly combines the formal dining room, great room with wainscoting details and fireplace, gourmet kitchen and breakfast room. The open-concept design fills the living areas with an abundance of natural light and presents a spacious area for both family and entertaining. As you continue into the kitchen, details such as high-end appliances, cherry cabinetry, black granite countertops, curved centre island, stone backsplash accents and a walk-in storage pantry are showcased in the exceptional design. Commanding water views are seamlessly introduced and continue into the breakfast room which provides access to the spectacular, four season outdoor entertainment area with glass and screen surround. This spacious area invites you to linger and integrates a timber framed vaulted ceiling, natural gas fireplace, rich post and beam construction, full kitchen, bar, sink, steel gas barbeque, television surround, seating and living areas.
The dedicated family entrance was designed with function in mind and connects to the main living areas, the front of the home and allows interior access into the triple car garage. This convenient area incorporates custom family-storage built-ins, a two-piece bathroom and a dream laundry room with custom cabinetry and backsplash.
The principal suite is located on the adjacent side of the home and offers a private retreat that is separated from the main living areas. As you continue through the hallway, you are guided into this spacious area that contains an office, powder-room, and personal gym that offers views of the backyard, pool, hot tub and River. The lavish primary suite is complete with a natural gas fireplace and five-piece ensuite with his and her sinks, Jacuzzi bath and an extravagant steam shower.
The second level of the home offers a distinct area for family and overnight guests. Two secondary bedrooms are featured as well as a three-piece bathroom. Each bedroom benefits from a walk-in closet and both enjoy use of the connected rooftop patio that captures tranquil vistas of the grounds and the Rideau River below.
Downstairs, the lower level mirrors the quality and design of the upper levels and is ideal for casual entertaining and family living. This sophisticated area encompasses a billiards/games room with an adjacent wet bar, guest bedroom with bathroom /shower, two utility rooms, private theatre room featuring reclining leather chairs, a high definition projector with built-in surround sound media system and a stunning walk-in humidity and temperature controlled 700 bottle wine room.
In the main section, an original two tiered bar island features an exotic exposed rough edged bar top hand crafted from African Bubinga Rosewood which was carefully chosen for its rich colours. Highlighting the beauty and elegance of this showcase piece are the legs and frame of the bar which are made from B.C. Fir and the custom stone wall back drop and wood trimmed windows for natural lighting. The full bar features high end finishes, granite countertops, stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, microwave, sink, along with ample storage for glassware and other serving pieces.
The outdoor oasis was designed by landscape architect Jerol Wheeler of Kallala Design. This exceptional outdoor living space incorporates a large stone terrace with outdoor heaters, extensive stone landscaping and paths with a grand natural gas burning firepit, heated in-ground swimming pool with integrated powered safety cover and natural stone waterfalls, hot tub, finished pool house with electricity, bathroom, shower, changing room, and a covered pool side pavilion with wood columns. Set amidst six acres of nature, you can relax and unwind with amenities such as walking trails, a tennis court with basketball nets, a private bay that could accommodate a float plane, and a private drive which leads to the boat/kayak launch and boat house trailway.
This award-winning estate offers complete privacy and was heralded by the Ottawa Citizen as “a little piece of paradise”. With approximately 5000 sq ft of living space, this one-of-a-kind property has been maintained to the highest standards with impressive smart home features, eco-friendly geothermal heating and cooling, radiant-heated floors along with stone terraces and stone walls that enhance the beauty of the landscaping outside. Welcome home to this exceptional residence at 6351 Rideau Valley Drive.