The Glebe House Tour, in support of youth programs of the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG), is back on Sunday, September 17 for their 17th year. Stroll through one of Ottawa’s favourite areas on a self-guided tour that features five beautiful homes in the prestigious Glebe neighborhood.
Each home, custom adorned by Bloomfields Flowers, will have volunteers on hand to provide information about materials, paint colours, contractors and designers.
69 Third Avenue
This charming home is a blend of traditional and modern, with features like crown moulding, modern light fixtures, and both antique and contemporary furniture. Built-ins and smart storage help maximize space in this semi-detached house.
8 Woodlawn Avenue
The homeowners of this renovated home used a creative approach to design a family-friendly home with an elegant beach vibe. They salvaged and reused what they could from the original house, like repurposing old doors, and included lots of clever storage areas, such as window seats and outdoor benches to store toys.
16 Rupert Street
The homeowners transformed this space into an open and airy home by knocking down walls and ensuring abundant windows and a skylight allow for lots of natural light. Be sure to check out the third-floor master retreat, with its luxurious bathroom, exercise room, and amazing outdoor rooftop.
55 Fourth Avenue
This elegant home provides a luxurious backdrop for the homeowners’ family heirlooms and antiques, as well as their stunning art collection. The homeowners also added marble flooring in the front hall, crown mouldings to match the original ceiling rosettes, and a gorgeous kitchen with herringbone wood floors. Other highlights include the third-floor master suite and the lavish man cave in the renovated garage.
48 Fourth Avenue
This Victorian home was brightened up by opening doorways, installing light ash flooring, and using neutral paints with added pops of colourful furniture, glass and art. Features to note include stunning lighting and custom furniture, including the plum dining room cabinet, the kitchen cabinetry and the walnut-finished front closet. The third floor features a complete home gym as one of the homeowners is a personal trainer.
When: September 17, from 1-4 pm
Tickets: $30 per person (advanced) and $35 the day of the event. Available at Bloomfields Flowers, 783 Bank Street; Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue; or call (613) 564-1058 or (613) 233-8713. gnag.ca under Events.
Note: Adults and children age 11 and up are welcome, as are babies in arms.