819 Shore Drive

819 Shore Drive

Halifax – Bedford

819 Shore Drive, Halifax NS - PID: # 41177502

The Sandra Bryant Group is introducing 819 Shore Drive, a magnificent waterfront estate with a modern sensibility, resting on the Bedford Basin in a renowned and desired neighbourhood. The architectural masterpiece of this property is a timeless treasure designed to be a comfortable family home with a spirited nautical edge. With over an acre of land on prestigious Shore Drive, this property boasts the most considerable pre-confederation water lot in the area, with over 250 feet of water frontage tucked into a sheltered cove. The panoramic views of the ocean are breathtaking at every vantage point. The sprawling interior boasts an abundance of character and charm, spanning across two storeys that have been re-built to the highest quality and efficiency standards. The estate was taken down to the studs and re-built, updating everything from top to bottom, while considering authentic features like the fireplace in the living room where Alexander Graham Bell once sat beside. Every detail was optimized for comfort for today's discerning family's lifestyle. The estate has cathedral ceilings from the main entrance with accent lighting precisely placed in the cove mouldings. The grand and open concept kitchen features custom cherry cabinets, granite countertops, built-in Jenn Air appliances, and in-floor heating. Beyond the kitchen is a dining area with floor to ceiling windows that bring the harbour to you as you dine just eight feet from the edge of the water. The family room boasts the original stone and granite fireplace that exemplifies craftsmanship of the highest quality from that time. Throughout, notice the thoughtfully restored original hot water radiators and meticulous crown mouldings. The main level is complete with a powder room and laundry, as well as his and her office space. The second level emphasizes the ultimate master suite over-looking the cove with a walk-in closet complete with custom built-in shoe and purse racks with an additional dressing room space. The master ensuite treats you to a steam room with granite seating, in-floor heating, a luxurious soaker tub and an electric fireplace to set the mood. Two additional bedrooms, and a designer full family bathroom complete the upstairs. On the lower level, the inviting family room features a wood stove creating a cozy and relaxed environment to unwind in. Also found on the lower level is a gym, workshops and a vintage wine cellar accented with 200-year-old hardware from the south of France. Pour yourself a glass of merlot, throw a blanket over your shoulders and watch the ships sail by while lounging in your private boathouse. Insulated with a heat pump and electrical service, the boathouse is a year-round hideaway featuring a bathroom and is completed with all the amenities you could want - bar fridge, seasonal water, glass garage door, surround sound, wifi and TV. To top of this amazing property, the boathouse sits on your private wharf, complete with 60 amp service, 4000 lb cranes, all secured for 20,000 lbs, which can dock two 40 foot boats. Historically significant and initially built-in 1893, this property has been called home by many great historians. AF Church, the renowned mapmaker once owned the property, and George Lester leased the land to Shipbuilders constructing ships on the area in the sheltered cove in the early 1800’s. This majestic offering of 819 Shore Drive is a once in a lifetime opportunity and ready for you to set sail!

$2,999,000 CAD

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Property Type

Single Family

PID Number



2 Storey Detached




Lot size 48,960 sqft
Total living area 3,640 sqft
Main living area 3,060 sqft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3


Main Floor
Foyer 9 x 7.5
Kitchen 26 x 12
Dining Room 20.8 x 18
Living Room 14 x 14
Den / Office 16 x 13
Bath 1 2 PC
2nd Level
Bedroom 11 x 8.3
Bedroom 11 x 19
Bath 2 4 PC
Master Bedroom 29 x 11
6 PC Ensuite Bath 1 18 x 12
Walk In Closet 18 x 20
Family Room 19 x 19
Lower Level
Storage 30 x 7
Wine Cellar 8 x 7
Workshop 19 x 6
Watercraft Structure
Boat House 14.5 x 27


Flooring Ceramic, Hardwood, Porcelain
Garage Double Attached, Heated
Appliances Cooktop - Gas, Oven, Dishwasher, Dryer, Washer, Refrigerator, Wine Fridge
Heating Electric, Oil, Propane, Baseboard, Heat Pump -Ductless
Schools Sunnyside Elementary
Rocky Lake Junior High
Charles P. Allen High
Sunnyside (Early)
Rocky Lake Junior High
Charles P. Allen High (Late)
Waterfront Harbour, Ocean
Water Access Bay
Water Municipal
Sewer Municipal
Roof Asphalt Shingle
Exterior Stone, Wood Siding
Basement Full, Fully Developed
Foundation Concrete
Building Age 13 years
Driveway Concrete
Land Features Cleared, Landscaped, Level
Utilities Cable, Electricity, High Speed Internet, Telephone
Rental Equipment Propane Tank
Community Features Park, Playground, School Bus Service, Shopping
Other Features Air Exchanger, Alarm System, Central Vacuum, Ensuite Bath, Wood Fireplace

Listing Agent

Sandra Bryant

REALTOR® Sandra Bryant
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Directions to 819 Shore Drive

Bedford highway to Shore Drive

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