This spectacular five-bedroom retreat is situated on a rare 2.5 acre lot on the highest ridge in Rothwell Heights. Set back on one of the area's most desirable streets, the residence is separated from the road by a custom stone wall and a sweeping circular drive. The well-manicured gardens feature beautiful foliage and flowers and there are majestic views of the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills from the property. The entryway is elegant, leading through a double door foyer to the main staircase. The open concept family room/kitchen is adjacent to the foyer and offers unrivalled views of the grounds and the river and hills beyond. The kitchen offers sophisticated design hailing from the modern tradition with state-of-the-art Miele appliances. The family room is spacious and light-filled and has a gas fireplace and access to a screened-in porch overlooking the gardens, pool and Gatineau Hills. The living/dining room also has a gas fireplace as well as ample space for entertaining. A beautiful feature is the glass-doored wine cellar accessible from this open concept room. The main floor also has a spacious library offering spectacular views, two lovely powder rooms – one for guests, the other for the family – and a spacious laundry room with views. The second floor boasts even more exquisite views. This level features a breathtaking master suite an additional bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The master suite is very large and has two walk-in closets and a sleek, modern ensuite bathroom with a large soaking tub, his and her sinks and a large shower with rain head and jets. This suite affords sweeping vistas over the ridge and the grounds as well as views of the front gardens. The walk-out basement features three additional bedrooms, a large family room and a recreation room or play area. From this level, residents can access the gorgeous backyard, including a stunning pool. The current owners fully renovated this property, bringing to it a level of sophisticated design and meticulous continuity throughout. The unusual custom doorknobs, for instance, feature throughout the residence. Paint colours are also right on trend. This residence is architecturally breathtaking and unlike anything else on the market. It is the perfect family home and offers an abundance of entertaining space. This is one of Rothwell Heights' true dream properties. Also available for rent for $15,000 CDN per month.