2688 Joseph Howe Drive

2688 Joseph Howe Drive

Halifax – West

2688 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax NS - MLS: # 201727132

Iconic Halifax Estate, "The Craigburn House". This property was designed by the famous Halifax Architect Syd Dumaresq in 1914, and built by Alexander Falconer. A stunning blend of New England and Georgian architecture, constructed by the premiere builders of their era, set on a 1.3 acre lot in the Halifax’s West end. Today the property is in its full glory, after a complete 6 year restoration process, meticulously crafting and updating the entire home, to preserve all the history and character, while adding todays modern amenities. This home will captivate you the moment you enter, with the inviting foyer, gleaming original hardwood floors, a layout designed for guests and entertaining. This grand home has all the classic features, formal dining room with custom cabinetry, mahogany walls, and stunning wood beams, a private library with built in solid wood shelving and floor to ceiling fireplace, classic sun room with french doors, perfect for high tea. The kitchen is fully updated with stainless steel appliance, industrial range, island, and original butlers pantry and serving station. The solid Mahogany banister will lead you up the rounded staircase to the second floor, featuring 4 bedrooms, all with private ensuites, soaker tubs, showers and in-floor heat. The master is complete with bedside fireplace, and custom spa like with claw-foot tub. The third floor boast a secluded retreat, with two bedrooms, private family entertainment area, full ensuite, and boasting views of the gardens surrounding the property and the city skyline. The backyard gardens feature a large deck, a true country surroundings of landscaped gardens, and mature trees. A stone staircase brings you to the Private guest suite above the garage, with ensuite, and fireplace. This is a once and a life time opportunity, and now available for private showings. (Property currently holds Heritage status)

$1,599,000 CAD

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Property Type

Single Family

MLS® Number



2.5 Storey Detached




Lot size 56,000 sqft
Total living area 5,576 sqft
Main living area 5,576 sqft
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 7


Main Floor
Foyer 10 x 9.5
Living Room 19.3 x 15
Kitchen 12.4 x 15.4
Dining Room 13.9 x 13.8
OTHER 6.4 x 14.6 (Butlers Pantry)
Family Room 12.7 x 14.7
OTHER 15.2 x 12 (Library)
Sun Room 19.3 x 12 + jog
Bath 1 2 PC
2nd Level
Master Bedroom 17.6 x 15
Ensuite Bath 1 4 PC
Bedroom 14.6 x 13.10
Ensuite Bath 2 4 PC
Bedroom 11.8 x 14.8
Ensuite Bath 3 4 PC
Bedroom 15.9 x 9.1
Ensuite Bath 4 3 PC
3rd Level
Bedroom 14.1 x 14.7
Ensuite Bath 5 3 PC
Bedroom 12.2 x 15
Den/Office 21.2 x 7.2 + jog
Family Room 14.2 x 10.9
Bedroom 12.8 x 18.1
Bath 2 4 PC
Laundry 9.10 x 25.4


Flooring Carpet, Hardwood, Porcelain, Softwood
Garage Attached, Double And Heated
Appliances Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Refrigerator
Heating Electric, Oil, Radiator
Schools Springvale Elementary
St. Agnes Junior High
Citadel High
St. Catherine's (Early)
Citadel High
Water Access
Water Municipal
Sewer Municipal
Roof Asphalt Shingle
Exterior Wood Siding
Basement Full, Partially Developed
Foundation Concrete
Building Age 104 years
Driveway Circular, Paved
Land Features Landscaped, Year Round Road
Utilities Cable, Electricity, High Speed Internet, Telephone
Rental Equipment Propane Tank
Community Features Golf Course, Park, Public Transit, Shopping
Other Features Alarm System, Ensuite Bath, Intercom, Air Jet Tub, Fireplace(s), Wood Fireplace

Listing Agent

Sandra Bryant

REALTOR® Sandra Bryant
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