Homes

House of the Week: $1.49 million for a 4-bedroom in Rockcliffe

This week, we tour a spacious family home near the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway.

Address: 190 Sandridge Rd.
Neighbourhood: Rockcliffe
Agent: Jane Davis, Faulkner Real Estate
Price: $1,495,000
Taxes: $15,409

The place
Spacious and stylish, this home is located on a corner lot near Mile Circle — an NCC plot of land between Rockliffe and the Ottawa River — so there are few neighbours and it offers that elusive country-in-the-city feeling (while still being close to the cute shops of Beechwood). A stone’s throw from the parkway and very close to Mackay Lake, it’s ideal for runners and cyclists, skiers and snowshoers. And with numerous sitting areas on the main floor, a modern kitchen, and four big bedrooms, it’s a charming space well-suited for a busy family (and a great place to host a party!).

The history
Built in 1960, this house is located in what some call “New Rockcliffe” — a suburb that developed rapidly in the post-war years. Its striking flat roof sets it apart, and without any houses on the other side of the street, there’s definite curb appeal to this property. Recent improvements include full renovations to the kitchen and laundry/mudroom area, custom cabinetry, oak flooring, exterior landscaping, and a new roof.

The spaciousness begins with the main foyer:

The TV room, complete with built-in cabinetry:

The formal living room, with big windows looking onto Mile Circle, has a wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading to the foyer and dining room:

Here’s the formal dining area, with room for a large table and bay windows. And more of those classic interior glass doors — those ones lead to the sunroom:


Let’s check out that beautiful solarium, which looks onto the leafy backyard:

At the heart of this luxurious main floor is the renovated kitchen:

And there’s a wet bar!

Here’s the main floor powder room:

Biggest selling point(s)
The fact that the view is protected — there will never be any neighbours across the street — is pretty sweet. And for those who enjoy big bashes, this place is a dream come true.

Possible dealbreaker
The wall-to-wall carpeting on the second floor might be drawback for those who prefer hardwood.

The master bedroom, with a view to the ensuite. There’s also a walk-in closet:

And here’s that ensuite — with soaker tub and walk-in shower:

With wall-to-wall carpeting, large windows, and generous proportions, the other three bedrooms are nothing to sneeze at:

The 300-square-foot basement is fully finished and has its own 4-piece bathroom:

The mudroom and laundry area opens to the side door as well as the double garage:

The private backyard is easily accessible from the garage and driveway, and features mature trees and well-maintained gardens:

By the numbers
86′ x 120′ lot
3,490 square feet (not including basement)
1 fireplace
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
4 parking spots