Front exterior of a red brick two-storey home with a gable roof during the daytime

Location: 19 Monkland Avenue, Ottawa
List price: $3,900,000
Lot Size: 50 feet by 90 feet
Rooms: 5+1 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
Special features: Thermador kitchen appliances, multiple fireplaces, heated floors and heated driveway, a kitchenette-equipped media room and detailed millwork throughout

Ottawa often prides itself on being one of the most family-friendly cities in the country. With many schools, activities and outdoor recreation options to choose from, Canada’s capital is a sought-after location for young households. One luxury home in Ottawa’s charming Glebe neighbourhood offers the functionality families crave without skipping on any high-end finishes.

Standing three storeys tall on a prime corner lot, 19 Monkland Avenue marries early 20th century charm with everyday conveniences. Built in 1910, the red brick façade of this stately residence is accentuated by a double open gable roof line and punchy black window frames. Say goodbye to shovels and snowblowers forever thanks to the home’s heated flagstone driveway, one of the many modern upgrades this 110-year old abode offers.

Through the front door, a bright vestibule adorned with leaded glass welcomes you into the main lobby. Take a right into the contemporary living room, where a marble-clad fireplace takes centre stage. Like many of the rooms in this six-bedroom home, the living space is finished with Herringbone hardwood floors and intricate millwork. A series of French doors lead to an adjoining sunroom, a perfect nook for music lessons or homework sessions. The home’s contemporary interiors are from the minds at O’Keefe-Fiorenza Design Group, who redesigned the residence in 2018.

Across the hall, a moody dining room with a mobile chandelier lends the idyllic setting for formal dinners. In the adjacent kitchen, dark Sven Pavey cabinets contrast against the pale marble backsplash and farmhouse sink. A secret paneled door off to the side reveals a cozy home office complete with a white washed brick fireplace.

white-oak flooring, to the gold hardware throughout, this home encapsulates refined living with attention to detail,” said Charles Sezlik, sales representative, Royal LePage Team Realty – Land. “Luxury living doesn’t require the omission of the warmth and practicality that families need – 19 Monkland Avenue masters it all.”

Up the stairs, you’ll find four of the home’s bedrooms. Relax and retreat from the day in the primary suite, which features a private terrace and a heavenly ensuite bathroom, complete with a double sink vanity and a pedestal bathtub. A handy Jack and Jill bathroom situated between two of the smaller bedrooms on the floor are ideal for nightly bed and bath time routines with little ones. The upper level of the home is where playtime is taken to a whole other level. This lofty space with dormer windows provides ample room for toys, books and games tables. The fun continues downstairs on the lower level of the property, where a dedicated gym room and movie area with a built-in kitchenette provide hours of entertainment. 


“Located in The Glebe, this family-sized abode is minutes from everyday conveniences and amenities. In addition to the many restaurants, cafes and bars you’ll find along Bank Street, 19 Monkland Avenue is walking distance to parks, schools and the trails running along the Rideau Canal,” said Dominique Laframboise, sales representative, Royal LePage Team Realty – Land. “This unique home delivers timeless luxury with all of the trimmings you can expect from one of Ottawa’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.”

Photo and videography credit: Dominic Rek

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