187 Billings Ave.

Welcome to Billings

An iconic heritage home meets 21st century luxury

The opportunity to live in such a distinguished piece of history has never been so attractive or accessible. One of Ottawa’s founding families, the Billings family, built this Ontario style cottage in 1823, and today, Gemstone has the honour of carefully restoring and expanding the dwelling to meet 21st century demands.

Always preserving the character of such an iconic testimony of the city’s heritage, Gemstone has partnered with Barry J. Hobin & Associates for a design that provides family centric function and beautifully laid-out spaces.

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A Closer Look

Using the original cottage structure, a jaw-dropping great room with gabled ceiling showcases the original timber frame and fireplace. Open living and dining spaces are treated to a major wow factor here.

New additions on the main and second floor feature hallmarks of an impeccably-planned open layout. With light-flooding picture windows all around, maple open riser staircases take you above or below. A contemporary kitchen meets an open to above family room, while pragmatic needs are met with discretion - powder room, mudroom, pantry - all perfectly placed. A main floor master is modern, private and completely indulgent with walk-in closet and ensuite.

Upstairs, a main bath serves two bedrooms, while a third bedroom gets a guest-suite treatment - the private ensuite is a crowd pleaser. The basement is poised for customization - all it needs is your wildest dreams to fill it.

Surrounded by lush landscaping and mature trees, a verdant backyard and interlocked court yard out front, the home’s exterior is a perfect prelude for what’s inside. Proximity to trails, parks, the Rideau River, minutes to downtown - leisure and professional life are forever in harmony.

The Finer Points

  • 9940 sq. ft. lot
  • 3939 sq. ft. home
  • African mahogany front doors
  • Heated floors in all bathrooms
  • High-end finishings throughout
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Gourmet Irpinia kitchen, quartz countertops
  • Open concept living spaces
  • Ground floor luxury master bedroom suite with walk in closet and ensuite
  • Original timber accents
  • Proximity to Rideau River, downtown Ottawa, and hospitals

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