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Listing Diaries | 13 Rosemount Avenue – Country Estate in the heart of the West End

This charming Dutch Colonial two-story home at 13 Rosemount Avenue is set back on a 17,248 square foot lot, surrounded by pristine gardens and private woodlands, creating a private backyard setting perfect for relaxing and reconnecting with nature. This property was once part of original Andrew Downes Zoological and Botanical Gardens, which was the first zoo in North America. The zoo closed in 1868 when Downs was offered a job to set up a zoo at Central Park in New York City. The reputation of the original park was worldwide and lived on for decades after its closure, known for its ornamental trees, various specious of flowers, lush landscaping and of course a vast collection of wildlife.

This home is the ideal place for bird watching, and it is conveniently only 5-minutes away from the downtown Halifax core. Additionally, its also steps away from one of the most delightful walking trails in Nova Scotia, the Chain of Lakes trail network, which runs from Bayer’s Lake through to St. Margaret’s Bay – with over 75 km of trail to be explored!

This two story home has plenty of space and an abundance of natural light. On the main floor, there is a large living room, office, family room open to the dining area, butler’s pantry, half bath, and a bright and sunny kitchen that overlooks the gardens with an architecturally designed gazebo. The second level features three bedrooms and a large four piece bathroom with laundry. The finished lower level has a cozy recreational room and a large workshop area.

Nestled in amongst the trees, and perched on a hill awaits this intriguing home, built on land once occupied by the first professional zoo on the continent.

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Listing Diaries | 19 Aarons Way – a Perfect Setting to Live, Work, Create and Entertain!


Welcome home to 19 Aarons Way, a superb bungalow surrounded by nature and styled with hand-hewn ceiling beams, maple birch floors, a stone propane fireplace with a custom stone mantel, cathedral ceilings, and a high attention to detail in every room. The natural and modern elements that coincide in this residence create a very cozy and relaxing atmosphere – a perfect setting to live, work, create and entertain.

There are large windows throughout the home allowing for natural light to filter in and showcase the gorgeous interior space. The main floor has an expansive living room, dining room, and a gorgeous kitchen structured with granite counter tops, granite ceramic floors, and stainless steel appliances – in true East Coast fashion this is the perfect kitchen for a gathering!

This family-friendly level also features a huge master suite with ensuite bathroom and a formal walk-in closet. The master suite is ideally located on the opposite side of the other two bedrooms, creating a private oasis from the rest of the residence. You will love the soaker tub in your ensuite bathroom, and the oversized closets! Not to mention the lush trees surrounding the space – you won’t believe you are only 20 minutes away from the city.

To complete this level there is a sunroom set up as an eat-in breakfast nook with views of the woodlands, a charming spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee and watch the sun come up! Additionally, there are two other bedrooms, a second bathroom and a large laundry room on the main level.

The lower level welcomes you to an open concept family room with a walk-out to the private backyard. There is enough space downstairs that the family room could also accompany a gym or home office!

Located on over an acre of land, 19 Aarons Way comes with its very own pond, and pristine landscaped grounds, including a variety of plants, flora, and mature trees. You will love spending your days relaxing on your back deck and admiring all of your surroundings. This property is truly an escape from it all.

With a heated triple car garage there most certainly will be enough room for all the toys, and the long circular driveway provides any additional space you may need. The location offers exceptional privacy yet just a moment away from ocean access, and York Redoubt – a National Historic site of Canada.

There is no place like home like 19 Arrons Way!


Full Listing Details: 201809942