2688 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS (MLS® 202121932)

For Sale
Single Family
Aug. 24, 2021
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Keith Kenny

Keith Kenny

Real Estate Agent
 (902) 817-8178 
 (902) 700-5950 


Listing Type:
Property Type:
Single Family
Property Style:
Listing Price:
MLS® #:
PID #:
# Bedrooms:
# Bathrooms:
Building Age:
Main Living Area:
5,576 ft2


Street Address:
2688 Joseph Howe Drive
Postal Code:
B4L 4E4


2688 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS (MLS® 202121932): Massive 1.29 acre property in the middle of the city featuring an elevated portion with views of the Northwest Arm. With this much space, there is development potential while retaining the the historical designation. A six year undertaking to preserving the historical legacy of this home, Craigburn House was designed by architect Syd Dumaresq and built by Alexander Falconer in 1914. The architecture is a combination of New England and Georgian styles, with complete upgrades and modern amenities achieved. The sale has additional value with the inclusion of most of the furnishings. This property is move in ready for the buyer arriving from away. As you enter the foyer, guests are immediately drawn to the perfect balance of beauty and symmetry. The formal dining room exudes intimacy and is adorned with mahogany lined walls and wooden beams on the ceiling. The living area is the perfect room for entertaining and features a marble, wood-burning fireplace. Through the French doors, the sunroom is perfect for brunches or late afternoon teas. The library has built in bookshelves that embrace the floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The kitchen and family room open onto an expansive patio. An original butler’s pantry off the kitchen, with plenty of storage, now serves as the bar and serving station. As you ascend the spectacular staircase with its authentic solid mahogany banister, you will stop at the landing to enjoy the restored English gardens and lush forest. The second level features four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, soaker tubs, showers, in-floor heat and pedestal sinks. The master bedroom is a retreat with its claw foot soaker tub and the original subway tile in the master bath. Enjoy a bedside fire as you wind down for the evening. The third floor offers a secluded getaway with two bedrooms with one ensuite and a large entertainment area. For boating and sailing enthusiasts, the location is around the corner from yacht clubs and the public boat launch.

 Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions: Detailed inclusions list

Exclusions: Detailed exclusions list

Building Details

Building Age:
Foundation Type:
Poured Concrete
Roof Material:
Asphalt Shingle
Exterior Finish:
Wood Siding
Flooring Type:
Carpet, Hardwood, Porcelain, Softwood
Main Living Area:
5,576 ft2
Finished Area:
5,576 ft2
Basement Features:
Full, Partially Developed
Bedrooms (Total):
Bedrooms Above Ground:
Bedrooms Below Ground:
Bathrooms (Total):
Full Bathrooms:
Half Bathrooms:

Land Details

Title To Land:
Lot Size:
56000 sq. ft.
Landscape Features:
Landscaped, Sloping/Terraced, Wooded/Treed, Year Round Road


  High Speed Internet


  Alarm System
  Ensuite Bath
  Air Jet Tub
  Wood Fireplace

Community Features

  Golf Course
  Public Transit
  Place of Worship


2688 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS (MLS® 202121932) has seven bedrooms total: seven bedrooms above ground, and zero bedrooms below ground level. It also has seven bathrooms total: six full bathrooms, and one half bathroom.
Total Bedrooms: 7
Total Bathrooms: 7
Above Ground Bedrooms: 7
Full Bathrooms: 6
Below Ground Bedrooms: 0
Half Bathrooms: 1

Main FloorBath 12 pc: 6.4 X 3
Main FloorDining Room14.9 X 14.8
Main FloorFamily Room12.5 X 14.7
Main FloorFoyer9.6 X 4.9
Main FloorKitchen15.4 X 12
Main FloorLiving RoomPantry: 19.9 X 15
Main FloorOTHERPatio: 8X 9
Main FloorOTHERGarage: 18 X 25.5
Main FloorOTHERDeck: 14.7 X 30
Main FloorOTHERPantry: 6 X3
Main FloorOTHERLibrary: 15 X 13.9
Main FloorSun Room7.7 X 16.7
Main FloorSun Room7.7 X 11.8
2nd LevelBedroom15 X 11.9
2nd LevelBedroom15.1 X 9.1
2nd LevelBedroom14.6 X 13.9
2nd LevelBedroom17.6 X 15.1
2nd LevelEnsuite Bath 14 pc: 9.9 X 8.9
2nd LevelEnsuite Bath 24 pc: 10.9 X 6.9
2nd LevelEnsuite Bath 34 pc: 13.9 X 9.6
2nd LevelEnsuite Bath 43 pc: 10.1 X 6.3
2nd LevelOTHERPrivate Guest Suite above gara
2nd LevelPrimary Bedroom17.6 X 15.1
3rd LevelBedroom14.8 X 15.3
3rd LevelBedroom12.9 X 15.3
3rd LevelEnsuite Bath 56.8 X 9.9
3rd LevelFamily Room15 X 10.9
3rd LevelOTHERwalk-in closet: 23.7 X 13.1
BasementLaundry11.8 X 25.2

Schools near 2688 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS (MLS® 202121932)

Elementary SchoolSpringvale Elementary School
Middle SchoolSt Agnes Junior High School
High SchoolSt Agnes Junior High School

Demographics for 2688 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS (MLS® 202121932)

 Dissemination Area 12090249 (Census Year: 2016)
Dissemination Area ID: 12090249
Census Year: 2016
Subdivision Name: Halifax
Population Count: 887
Private Dwellings Count: 375
Land Area: 0.36 Km2

Demographics Synopsis: 2688 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS (MLS® 202121932) is located in Dissemination Area 12090249 that spans over 0.36 Km2 and has 375 private dwellings that are home for 887 people. This represents a population density of 2444.2 persons per Km2. The Majority of dwellings in the area are occupied by the owners. The average age of the population in the area is 40.6 years old.

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