137 Gannet Lane, Duncans Cove B3V 1K4


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4 Bed 5+ Bath 3 Parking House     For Sale        $4,500,000        




Whalesback is an absolutely incomparable oceanfront estate just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Perfectly balanced on a granite bluff looking over the Atlantic is a 6800sf modern masterpiece of concrete, steel, stone, and glass with 360 degrees of captivating views.

The core of this remarkable home was originally a WWII observation tower strategically positioned to guard the coast and Halifax harbour during the War. Renowned designer Erla Laurie discovered the abandoned military installation and was inspired to make it her home.

The main house is crafted around the 18” concrete walls of the original tower structure. The savvy designer created grand entertaining space on the main level with 20’ walls of glass and soaring ceilings. The gorgeous combination of cherry and soapstone draws friends and family to gather in the functional open kitchen. Above are 3 generous bedrooms, library/office, and multiple outdoor spaces. You’ll fall in love with the full floor master suite with its exquisite spa bathroom, generous closet space, wet bar and private rooftop deck with hot tub and wood burning fireplace. A commercial grade elevator links all levels to the top floor roof deck.

A separate, fully equipped 2 level guest house opens through sliding glass doors to oceanfront, lawns, and infinity pool.

With warm Portuguese limestone floors, multiple fireplaces and spacious outdoor living areas the home balances the rugged beauty of the location and sophisticated design with the feel of a comfortable family home. The result is a majestic, elegant residence that remains inviting and very livable.

This extremely private 2.7-acre estate includes 550ft of rugged oceanfront bordering 1800 acres of pristine Crown Land. Just 25 minutes to Downtown Halifax and 45 minutes to the airport.

This is a rare opportunity to own a truly unique, iconic property.


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Chris Burns - Engel & Völkers

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