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“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