This spectacular four-bedroom home has been beautifully renovated by the current owners. Situated in the charming town of Merrickville, which is located on the historic Rideau Canal, this circa 1840 red brick home exudes curb appeal, and offers a chic interior with curated finishes.
From a maintenance perspective, all of the major items have been addressed. Improvements include a new metal roof and cedar shakes in addition to new windows throughout. All plumbing in the kitchen, bathrooms, basement and attic exhaust fans has been replaced and a water softener has been installed. The basement has been repointed and insulated, and a new electrical panel with connection to an emergency generator has been added. In the garden, fences have been replaced, the gorgeous patio and cedar arbor off the den have been replaced, and a new shed has been purchased. With a nod to the house’s history, old storm windows have been used to create a greenhouse and the claw foot tub has transformed into a whimsical herb garden. The fire pit area features beautiful white stone from Quebec, while Japanese stone gardens have been created at the front and side of the house. There is also fibre high speed internet access, while the property is connected to municipal water, sewer and gas which is a fantastic bonus.
It is the interior, however, that is truly breathtaking. The original period features such as wide plank flooring, deep baseboards and the ceiling rose in the dining room remain, and are complimented with pops of colourful wallpaper and fresh paint, new hardware and lighting and sleek renovations of the bathrooms and kitchen. The main floor has 10’ ceilings and offers plenty of space for entertaining. There is a large living room that leads to the fabulous new kitchen with ample cabinetry, Bosch appliances and an eating area. A spacious family room with a gas stove opens off the kitchen. The dining room has a wood fireplace and leads to the gorgeous den with decoratively painted walls and new French doors that open to the outdoor patio and garden. A powder room completes the bright and airy main floor.
The staircase and upstairs flooring have been stripped and painted, creating a rustic feel. The four bedrooms include a spacious main bedroom with a double wardrobe, and a guest bedroom with a brand new ensuite bathroom. There is an exquisite family bathroom that features a walk-in shower, floating vanity and a soaker tub. The laundry room has new Miele appliances and is conveniently located on this level.
This is truly a breathtaking house that has been lovingly renovated and is perfect for a family wishing to escape a larger city. It is a must see!