Property Description

The Property | The Chateau | The Main Floor | The Second Floor | The Lower Level | Specifications

The Property

A winding driveway from the end of a private road leads to this 4 acre estate with 410 feet of strikingly beautiful bold rugged oceanfront. Part of Hunts Point Landing, a tiny enclave of distinctive properties tucked away just off the tourist beat, you will feel at the edge of the world yet have everything you need or want within minutes. The property includes 2 lots (both surveyed), is well treed and professionally landscaped incorporating natural stone formations (with a little artistic license), wild roses and other indigenous plants.

Flagstone patios and terraces surround the house on three sides providing a variety of covered and open spaces with unsurpassed ocean views from every vantage point. Flanked by massive boulders which protect against the elements, a central 40 foot long rock pier with stainless steel railing & rigging provides the perfect venue from which to observe seals, lobster boats and the occasional whale. Best of all, during the wildest of storms, experience the sensational and awe-inspiring visual and acoustic performances delivered by Mother Nature.

To the west of the house, the terrace connects via a curved stone stairway to an expansive outdoor dining facility, affectionately known as the lobster pavilion, and lower patio. The covered cooking pavilion features a polished granite dining table, massive chimney, fireplace (equipped with steel swing arm for the lobster pot), grill and two propane burners. Just imagine – you could put the water on, ride your bike to the Hunts Point wharf around the corner, choose your lobster and the pot should be ready upon your return.

The lower patio level features a pond, meandering stone pathways and intriguing yard art including a post & lintel sculpture and granite bench. Strolling back the winding driveway a short way is a well-groomed path (a deeded right of way through adjacent property) which leads to a cobblestone shoreline. All in all a wonderful outdoor environment permeated by the scent of salt air and sights & sounds of the ocean. And at night, in addition to the starlit skies, there is outdoor lighting.

 

The Chateau

Just 14 years old, our granite Chateau by the Sea rises triumphantly from the rocky coastline fully embracing its spectacular setting and the beauty and power of nature. Engineered to withstand the forces of nature the walls are 1 to 2 feet thick. From below the ground to the roof, the construction is ICF (insulated concrete forms) known for its energy efficiency, strength, soundproofing, fire ratings and imperviousness to rot (critical near the ocean). The exterior cladding is primarily granite with some scalloped shingled areas. The roof is slate with copper valleys and copper eavestrough. The garage doors are also copper. New custom-made main entry doors were installed in 2015, designed to complement the artistic iron railings inside, with upper panels that open to enjoy the sea breezes.

Comprising 5000 square feet of gross building area and 4150 square feet of main living area, there are 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths on 2 floors plus a lower level which accommodates the double garage, laundry, recreation and storage areas. The property is served by an onsite drilled well and septic system, 400 amp electrical service (underground), telephone, cable and high speed internet. The heating system is infloor radiant throughout except for the garage area. There is a wood burning fireplace as well as two propane fireplaces and a security system. Appliances, beautiful custom draperies and some furnishings are included.

 

The Main Floor

Living & Dining Room (22’8 x 18’2) – With ocean views on three sides, this versatile room features heated granite floors, two sets of double doors to the terrace, elaborate ceilings with black walnut beams and bird’s eye maple panels. The staircase, which winds from the lower level to the second floor, has granite treads and beautiful artistic iron railings. Custom light fixtures (throughout the house) are mission style.

Kitchen (20’ x 13’9) – Designed for entertaining, the kitchen is centrally situated with ocean views and easy sight lines to guests in the living room. Floors, ceilings and lighting style are identical to those in the living room. Custom cabinets are made of maple, bird’s eye maple and other exotic hardwoods. Countertops are polished granite and butcher block. A chef’s dream, the kitchen is fully equipped with Jenn-Air appliances including a 6 burner gas cooktop. On the side facing the living room, the countertops are cantilevered to provide a seating area complete with custom iron & leather stools. There’s also a breakfast area with built in benches, table and windows on 3 sides to drink in that view.

Den (18’ x 19’) – Loads of windows, double doors opening to the terrace and a semi circular facade make this room a favorite indeed. A huge granite fireplace with custom fire screen, grate and entertainment center graces the sole interior wall. Currently used as a den, it would be equally wonderful as a dining room. Granite heated floors, cherry paneled walls, coffered paneled ceiling and mission lighting. And the views are incredible.

Bedrooms (each 13’ x 11’2) – Two main floor bedrooms feature ocean views, maple floors with mahogany inlay, double closets and six panel extra tall doors.

Ensuite Bath (10’5 x 4’10) – Shared by the two main floor bedrooms, the bath is 4 piece with ceramic tile and glass shower door.

A Half Bath (5’1 x 4’9) completes the main floor.

 

The Second Floor

Master Bedroom Suite (30’ x 20’) – Spanning the entire ocean side of the second floor this luxurious master suite boasts soaring ceilings, exquisite built in cabinetry, six panel doors and two covered balconies, each accessed by double doors. The bedroom features 2 nautical round windows with beautiful stained glass, maple floors laid in a herring bone pattern, a propane fireplace with large television above and entertainment center. The ensuite bath is sumptuous with ocean views from the granite & glass shower (with steam) as well as from the slipper soaking tub, elevated to capture the sunset and views of the coastline as far as the eye can see.

Guest Bedroom Suite (28’ x 15’6) – Comprising the entire back side of the second floor, there are garden views and ocean views from both the bedroom and the 3 piece bath. Dormers on the east & west sides accommodate double doors which open to Juliette balconies with ornate copper clematis artwork woven through the balustrade. Floors, counter top and shower stall are granite. A propane fireplace, entertainment centre, ample built in cabinetry and six panel doors are additional features.

 

The Lower Level

Laundry (13’9 x 10’10) – Spacious & bright, there are ample upper & lower cabinets, heated granite floors, a large sink with industrial faucets and front loading Kenmore washer & dryer. Two sets of double doors access the electrical room (13’2 x 2’7).

Utility (17’ x 8’7 + jog) – Primarily water systems, air exchange system and hot water heater for main floor and lower level (2nd floor is served by two hot water heaters installed in the master suite bathroom).

Garage (28’ x 17’) – Tile floor, two overhead copper garage doors with automatic openers plus a regular exterior door, overhead heater (electric).

Storage (24’ x 18’) – Partly open space with tile floors, there is also a separate room which contains four individual lockable spaces – ideal for a shared ownership situation.

 

Specifications

Price: $1.3 million Cdn
MLS®/PID: 70242052 & 70242037
Address: 43:57:11N 64:45:22W
120 Everett’s Way, Hunts Point
Queens County Nova Scotia
Land Size: 3.91 acres (2 lots), surveyed
Oceanfront: 410 feet
Building Size: 35’ x 41’ + 20’ x 20’ (irreg)
Gross Building Area: ±5000 sq ft
Living Area: ± 4150 sq ft
Age: 14 years
Style: Two storey plus lower level
Exterior: Granite & ICF
Foundation: Full, walkout, ICF
Garage: Attached, double 28’x17’
Road: Private, shared maintenance
Driveway: Crushed rock
Water & Sewer: Drilled well & septic
Heat: Radiant infloor, electric
Hot Water: Electric
Electrical Service: 400 amp, underground
Fireplaces: 1 wood & 2 propane
Tax Assessment (2017): $1,106,200
Property Taxes: $11,283
Other: Some contents included
Covenants & Association Fees Apply