193 Lansdowne Rd., Ottawa
Listing price: $2,600,000
Selling price: $2,225,000
Days on market: 1
Taxes: $24,110 (2017)
Listing agent: Marilyn Wilson, Marilyn Wilson Dream Properties Inc.
The action: This was the first home in Ottawa that sold for more than $2-million in 2018 and it accomplished that feat after just one day on MLS. Agent Marilyn Wilson brought the international buyer to see the home and it was love at first sight.
What they got: Just minutes from the Prime Minister’s official residence, the house sits on a large knoll with picturesque views of McKay Lake from each window.
Built in 1938 and in the same family’s hand for the past 80 years, the house underwent a sympathetic restoration just a few years ago.
The three-storey house has a classic design that includes three fireplaces, five bedrooms, and large sitting rooms on the main floor.
The agent’s take: The house came on the market quickly and a buyer from Switzerland saw it and appreciated the high quality European finishes, according to Ms. Wilson.
The buyer had looked throughout Ottawa for some time for the right home; this one in the Rockcliffe Park neighbourhood was a “perfect fit” in terms of style, quality, and attention to detail.