What I love about some of the older homes in this neighbourhood is how a very traditional facade can give way to something unexpected. As is the case with this breathtaking home, which is one of five on this fall’s Tour.
This lovely home was recently renovated to improve its flow and functionality for entertaining and family life: a gorgeous, roomy kitchen now opens out to a backyard deck, sleek storage elegantly hides everything from hockey bags to cleaning supplies, a stunning marble dining room table integrates the original part of the house with the marble in the new kitchen, and a new bathroom and closets enhance the master bedroom retreat. These beautiful new features were all added while preserving elegant original features like leaded glass windows and antique door knobs. – Stephanie Small
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks at the remaining three homes. In the meantime, check out all the details here and buy your ticket soon!
Some of you might remember me writing about the Glebe House Tour here and here.
This fall marks the 15th year this fund raiser has welcomed Ottawa residents to tour neighbourhood homes in support of youth programming for needy families. If you’re in town on September 20th, you should attend this wonderful event, which includes a complimentary tea service with incredible edibles and real china cups.
Now for a peek into one of the five homes on the tour.
Words Stephanie Small
Photography Suzanne McCarthy
The homeowners preserved most of the original layout of this grand old Glebe home, aside from getting rid of the servants’ quarters and stairs to make way for a luxurious, large kitchen, perfect for preparing for large dinner parties where guests later linger in the comfy dining room chairs. Or the party can spill outside, through new glass doors in the dining room that open out onto the spectacularly landscaped backyard. Enjoy the eclectic mix furnishings and art, all curated creatively in this fabulous home.
Stay tuned for sneak peeks into the other four homes on this fall’s tour in the days to come.