UR­BAN IN­FLU­ENCES IN NORTH GRENVILLE

AND DE­LIGHT

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARY TAG­GART PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY MARK HOLLERON

OPEN SPA­CES

THIS PAGE: FLOOR­ING THROUGH­OUT IN WHITE OAK, 7” PLANK.

“The house has a great open and airy feel­ing. The light, at all times of the day, is fan­tas­tic and we were blessed to dis­cover that the green sur­round­ings give the home a pri­vate and cozy feel.”

One of the most cher­ished fea­tures of a newly built home in Wellington Vil­lage is that the set­ting of­fers a pri­vate, cozy feel within a city neigh­bour­hood. Yet, the own­ers of this home are giv­ing up some of that muchde­sired pri­vacy by hand­ing their dwelling over to the 2014 Homes for the Hol­i­days tour in support of Hospice Care Ot­tawa.

In the decision to share their home, per­sonal pri­vacy was pushed aside in lieu of the fact that one of the home­own­ers ex­pe­ri­enced an un­met need for hospice care. “Sadly my mom passed away two years ago and there were no hospice beds avail­able to us. I was sur­prised to find out how few pal­lia­tive care beds (out­side of a hos­pi­tal set­ting) there were in Ot­tawa. When we were ap­proached to support this cause through the hol­i­day tour pro­gram – I just couldn’t say no!”

Tour-go­ers are in for a treat when they visit this con­tem­po­rary home, which is nes­tled into a quiet street on a treed lot sur­rounded by ma­ture homes. It of­fers ex­tra­or­di­nary views that came as a sur­prise bonus to the own­ers who didn’t see the ef­fect their lo­ca­tion would have un­til their home was com­plete. They ex­press their de­light in a prop­erty that has ex­ceeded their ex­pec­ta­tions.

“The house has a great open and airy feel­ing. The light, at all times of the day, is fan­tas­tic and we were blessed to dis­cover that the green sur­round­ings give the home a pri­vate and cozy feel. While we were pleased with the lot when we bought it – the views and sit­u­a­tion turned out to be happy sur­prises.”

Kar­i­ouk As­so­ciates were the ar­chi­tec­tural brains

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