6400 Oakland Road | Halifax
5 Beds, 10 Baths
Exceptional contemporary elegance & ultimate luxury. This stunning masterpiece sits majestically overlooking the North West Arm, a small inlet off Halifax Harbour, frequented by sailboats and pleasure craft. Spanning nearly 11,800 square feet of living space & 210’ of water frontage, separate guest house, pool house, marina house and greenhouse with views towards Sir Sandford Fleming Park, its scale and grandeur make 6400 Oakland Road truly breathtaking.
Truly a ‘one of a kind’, multi-level property set in a privileged location with panoramic views of Halifax’s Northwest Arm. The grounds of this residence, as you would expect, are simply magnificent. A wide sweeping driveway flanked by meticulous landscaping leads you to the grand entrance of this spectacular home. The pure majesty of the grounds are not fully revealed until you step around to the rear of the property. Cascading, exquisite, Jatoba wood balconies and terraces incorporate a serene reflecting pool and an elegant in-ground swimming pool. Nestled in amongst the crisp clean lines of this contemporary design is a beautifully manicured lawn surrounded by Immaculate trees and shrubs, an in-ground irrigation & watering system ensures the lawn and beds always look their best.
There is no question that this home is the absolute height of luxury, the attention to detail extends from the outside, in. In addition to the landscaped gardens and numerous terraces there is also an small orchard growing 6 types of apple trees and below that, next to the greenhouse, a vegetable plot that is home to some incredible blackberry bushes. As you meander down towards the water, you will pass by the pool house and the marina house which offer additional guest rooms and waterside storage. Next to the marina house a generator room is home to a powerful caterpillar Marine Generator ensuring you are never without power. The boat ramps lead down to the 3 docks, 50’, 55’ and 132’ for mooring boats of all sizes. Stainless steel and nylon dock inserts guarantee that the docks and ramps are barely audible, making sure overnight guests in the Pool House a peaceful night’s sleep.
The Great Room
Entering the home, you are greeted by an expansive light-filled modern, foyer that leads seamlessly down to a voluminous layout made for entertaining. In-floor radiant heat and a built-in interior and exterior audio system ensure a warm welcome and fabulous ambience wherever you are in the home. The 2-story great room with sliding doors to the front and side deck is the dramatic focal point of the main level.
The upper level of the great room is designed with music in mind. Imagine yourself here, entertaining your guests and enjoying a musical interlude. A fabulous triple sided propane fireplace warms both the great room and the formal dining room.
The Formal Dining Room
This awe-inspiring waterfront residence is graced by soaring ceilings and wall-to-wall windows that are a haven for gazing at the view from multiple vantage points throughout the home.
From the great room steps lead you down to the impressive formal dining room with its unique bay window and eye-catching, retro-modern pendant lighting. Sliding doors from the dining room offer access to another large deck, superb for alfresco dining. As the sun goes down what better place to watch the sailboats as they pass by and enjoy those incredible warm, Nova Scotian summer evenings and amazing sunsets.
The dining room segues perfectly to the fantastic, open concept chef`s kitchen. Spectacular views across the water are offered by way of the floor to ceiling windows and the outdoor dining deck is also accessible from the kitchen. The rich warmth of the beautiful walnut floors balance in perfect harmony with the contemporary lines of this stunning kitchen. Beautifully designed, it is furnished with fabulous granite countertops, an oversized island and separate butler’s pantry all brimming with professional grade built-in stainless steel appliances. The double wide cooktop, not only boasts a built-in griddle and barbecue grill, it also has its own handy pot filler as well.
The Family Room
The eat-in dining area is partially separated from the adjacent family room by a triple sided propane fireplace, off the family room you will find and office nook, separate den/library, 2 piece bathroom and pantry/supply cupboard as well as access to the elevator.
Moving upstairs from the kitchen and family room you will find 3 of the five bedrooms on the next two levels. Designed with children in mind these three bedrooms all offer plenty of room for study and sleep. Bedroom one and two have an inter-connecting door between them. Bedroom one has a handy built-in bunk with desk underneath, so sleep-overs won’t be a problem! Bedroom two has a corner desk and wonderful views.
All of the three bedrooms on these levels have custom built-in cabinets to keep things nice and tidy as well as beautifully appointed 4 piece ensuite bathrooms.
The Master Suite & Guest Suite
The master suite encompasses a whole level of the home. A curvaceous landing sweeps round to a spacious sitting area where doors open out on to a large balcony, This area is beautifully lit courtesy of the floor to ceiling windows and a large skylight making it a wonderful spot for reading or simply taking in the view. This landing also has a superb overview of the formal dining room below. Off the landing is the fully equipped laundry room, complete with folding area, shelves and hanging space. There’s also a fabulous bonus TV room with a custom-built, oversized chill-out couch and 2 piece bathroom.
The Master Suite
At the end of the landing is where you will find the luxury master bedroom. As you enter, on either side of the entrance are separate his and hers walk-in dressing rooms. The 6 piece spa-like ensuite has a gorgeous soaker tub and huge corner shower that features a beautiful rain head and multiple jets for the ultimate in relaxation. The master bedroom itself is exquisite. It is graced with possibly the best view in the entire house and best of all, you don’t even have to get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it thanks to the remote control blinds. The bedroom features its own seating area that leads out on to the balcony and is equipped with a beautiful propane fireplace for those more chilly nights.
Stepping up one more level and you will find the guest suite. A fabulous sunny room, that has a 3 piece ensuite bathroom and access to a stunning completely private balcony.
The Guest Suite
The Executive Office Suite
At the top of the residence is the multi-level executive office suite. This outstanding space has it’s own separate entrance at the front of the house on the main level with access via stairs or the elevator from the foyer. As you enter the office suite, there is a small reception/ work station with built-in coffee maker and 2 piece bathroom.
This area leads up to the media/entertainment area which features a sleek, stainless steel TV surround, echoing the surround, above are stainless steel ceiling panels with pot lighting throughout. Stepping up again to the main office, the elegance continues, a beautiful curved, custom, walnut desk faces towards a meeting area and the gorgeous view beyond. Behind the desk, the curved wall is a delicious blend of stainless steel and custom walnut cabinetry, that aesthetically bring all the areas together. The entertainment area and main office are graced with a stylish propane fireplace. Every convenience has been catered for in this suite, there’s a concealed wet bar complete with sink, fridge, dishwasher and TV, remote controlled drapes and access to the spectacular terrace which has in floor lighting, a bar area and built-in gas BBQ. Business and pleasure all in one!
The Executive Office Suite
The Movie Theatre
Between the lower level and main floor you will find the ultimate home movie theatre which is beyond impressive! As you usher your guests inside, there’s a concessions bar just outside, with popcorn on the go, it’s time to step inside and enjoy the movie on the 10’ wide cinema screen; sub woofers in the floor ensure you enjoy the very best in surround sound. The back screen projector has it’s own touch screen control panel in the theatre and a control room boasts a multi-stack DVD unit. With seats this comfy you might never want to visit a multiplex again!
The Fitness Level
Descending to the lower level you will find the expansive fitness suite, this area is phenomenal and packed full of features. There’s a separate play room/den adjacent to the table tennis/games table area. European bi-fold glass doors are fitted at both ends of the suite allowing the whole space to be extended outside to the leisure terrace that encompasses the stepping stoned, reflecting pool and hot tub area.
As you move along from the games area, you will find the gym, 2 piece bathroom, sauna and steam room. If all that exercise is making you thirsty, you can pause, replenish and rest at the wet bar and seating area. The wet bar comes complete with its own fridge and dishwasher. From the seating you will find access to the beautiful, enclosed indoor swimming pool. Keeping fit has never looked so good!
The Pool House & Marina House
Adjacent to the fabulous outdoor pool is where the ‘aptly named’, pool house is located. What a stunning spot for relaxation. Surrounded by magnificent views and lapping water, this 3 level space offers guests a cozy, main level sitting area with propane fireplace and kitchenette furnished with a microwave, fridge and sink. On the lower level is a spacious double bedroom and a 4 piece bathroom. The upper level has an additional, bright and airy bedroom that overlooks the sitting room. Glass doors on 2 sides give direct access to the swimming pool and at the front, an L shaped deck and boat ramp.
Across from the pool house is the marina house, a superb waterside area for entertaining and relaxing with friends and family. The marina house features a sitting area, 3 piece bathroom, and kitchenette fitted with a fridge, sink and a TV. Europoean bi-fold glass doors open up the whole space to the dock outside and fibre glass finishes ensure come rain or shine the marina house remains weatherproof. As through the entire residence the marina house has control panels for all lighting, so you never need worry about forgetting to turn a light off wherever you are in this amazing home.
The Guest House
A separate guest house affords absolute privacy for your overnight guests. There’s no need to worry about parking as not only does the guest house boasts a large double car garage complete with laundry area, it also has extra parking spaces available by way of the double carport which is accessible from the road. Inside, the main level is home to one of the two beautifully appointed bedrooms, 2 piece bathroom, a galley-style kitchen with stove, dishwasher, fridge and built-in microwave.
However, the main focus of this level is the stunning executive boardroom fitted from top to toe with beautiful walnut custom cabinetry with built-in media center. Beautiful designer, vintage industrial chandeliers preside over the boardroom table. The room has wonderful natural light thanks to the expansive windows. A side terrace and large front terrace provide fabulous relaxation areas that overlook the main house and the view beyond. On the upper level of the guest house is the sitting room and the second of the two guest bedrooms, both bedrooms have their own 4 piece ensuite bathrooms.
For a tour of this beautiful Nova Scotia mansion, contact Mariana Cowan at 902.452.1639