3182 Vincent Street, Halifax Peninsula, NS (MLS® 202116283): This fully detached historic Hydrostone home has been impeccably maintained and cared for by the current owners. With its five bedrooms, three bathrooms (two full, one half), a large backyard, central heat pump, propane fireplace, finished basement and harbour views; this home is a rare find indeed. The front of the home has been extensively landscaped at great expense ($50,000 to be exact) and includes a commercial grade retaining wall, double-wide driveway, composite steps, steel railings and a bonus side yard area to sit and take in the ocean view. In the back you’ll find a gently sloping backyard with garden, a 26 x 12 composite deck (installed with high quality screw pile footings) and an extensive swale system that keeps any water far and away from the home. As you walk into this space be sure to turn around and glance at Halifax Harbour from the front porch. The generous foyer with newly renovated half bath flows into a main floor that includes a lovely kitchen, dining room with original trim and living room with a welcoming 30,000 BTU fireplace. Upstairs are four good sized bedrooms and a full bathroom. All of the bedrooms get lovely light and the two front rooms have corner windows looking out to the harbour. Given the pitch of the roof, the attic space can be renovated into a fourth floor living space based on conversations with an architect. The basement level has been renovated to create a fantastic finished space ($45,000 was spent on transforming this space). A bonus space for work, play, renting out or visiting family. Halifax’s North End is one of Canada’s best communities, while its famous Hydrostone homes are coveted by buyers who appreciate structurally sound homes, architectural detail and historical significance. Most Hydrostone homes are townhomes on small lots, while this one is fully detached on a generous 5,000 square foot lot. This home does a beautiful job of combining historic home, modern functionality and a fantastic community.