The Whalesback Estate Was Once A WWII Observation Tower

One of the most unique and stylish homes in all of Canada sits atop where once a WWII observation tower stood watch. The tower was strategically positioned to guard the coast and Halifax Harbour. Now, it is just positioned to take in the endless ocean views in Duncan’s Cove.

Just over 25 minutes outside of Halifax, the Whalesback Estate was masterfully crafted by designer and owner Erla Laurie. She saw the potential for so much more and what we see here today is that vision come to life. There’s really no other home like it here in Canada.

If anything, it reminds me a bit of the Fogo Island Inn, and that’s a major compliment if you don’t know of the iconic Canadian hotel.

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Out here you’re one with nature, with your own private beach on one side and Crown Land on the other. Not only that, but the famous Duncan’s Cove Hiking Trail is nearby.

The Whalesback Estate also comes with 2.7 acres of land to enjoy, so that means bring your helicopter if you looks like there’s a helipad. This home is just far away enough to feel away from it all.

The interior was done tastefully without blocking the view so to speak. This home makes use of large windows for not only natural light, but to take in those glorious views. Imagine sitting by a roaring fire while watching the waves crash in during a winter storm.

The house comes with four bedrooms and six bathrooms over 6,790 beautiful square feet. It’s on the market right now for $4,395,000 CAD with Mariana Cowan of Coldwell Banker Supercity Realty Halifax.

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