Welcome to the Blue Tin Roof Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Livingstone Cove, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. Whether you are searching for a business venture, multi family home or a quiet retreat with all the modern conveniences this timber frame home offers all these options.
Situated on 5 private acres with only seasonal neighbors, this custom built post and beam home is set in the Cape George Peninsula along the scenic Northumberland Straight. The unobstructed panoramic views, including water views, can be enjoyed year round from this quality crafted timber frame constructed from local Nova Scotia pines and reclaimed elements of a 200 year old Ontario barn. The location and the juxtaposition of the old elements and modern features are what makes this structure truly unique.
Built to last, this home is finished in Eastern Hemlock board & batten with a lifetime guaranteed steel roof. No particle board was used in construction of floor, walls or roof....everything is plywood. Finished in European style tilt & turn Poly Tech windows & doors to highlight the view.
Just 9 years old, this south facing passive solar design boasts an open concept living area. Enjoy the gorgeous views from every window on this main level. To the south - expansive landscape views, to the west - ocean views! Kitchen is currently fitted with industrial stainless steel - restaurant quality counter tops and sink. If traditional cupboards are desired, the free standing steel counters are easy to remove for custom kitchen design. Featuring custom maple cabinetry, counter tops and free standing cupboard. High end Kitchen Aid and Bosch appliances are included.
The show stopping floor to ceiling triple flu , clad in slate, is center stage of the open concept main floor area and is flanked by two wood burning stoves. On the one side, a Vermont castings stove for heat and ambiance and the other, a Gem Pac wood cook stove that is as much of a conversation piece as it is functional! In addition, there is an ETS Steffes (electric thermal storage) heating unit on the main level which takes advantage of off peak metering (making costs efficient for new owners).
A spacious bedroom located on this level offers a grand 6 piece en suite with toilet, bidet, double sinks, glass shower& claw foot tub, concealed by stunning reclaimed french doors. In addition, another antique door cleverly separates the walk in closet where you'll find stack-able washer and dryer. Lastly, there is the dual entrance mudroom on this level for easy access from the outdoors.
The upper level of the home is currently used as the owners quarters for the B&B with a loft style bedroom, sitting room , walk in closet and en suite bath including glass shower and pedestal sink. There is a unique loft style den which overlooks the main floor found here as well. The Beach room on the main level could be used for the future B&B owners with the loft available for visiting family & friends.
At ground level , walk-in to the open concept sitting area with exposed wrought iron custom staircase & striking Tulikivi soapstone masonry wood stove. A Kitchenette with dining space includes bar fridge and stainless steel counter tops. Two bedrooms are conveniently outfitted with en suites complete with glass showers, pedestal sink, toilet. The spacious third bedroom features an en suite with claw foot tub as well. Completing this layout is the utility room with laundry facilities and a cold room. Economical solar domestic hot water system. Best of all, there is cozy in-floor heat on this level for your comfort and enjoyment, electric boiler/off peak metered.
Plenty of uses and options for re-purposing this one of a kind property.
Please inquire within for full details on construction, finishes and fixtures. Meticulously constructed and cared for, this incredible property is far from cookie cutter! If you appreciate fine craftsmanship, detailed antique finishes and stunning views - contact Victor and Nadine to learn more.
Only a 30 km scenic drive on paved highway #337 to the town of Antigonish. Home of STFX University, St Martha's Hospital, Town Library, Pubs, Restaurants, Shopping Mall, Vibrant Downtown Core With Unique Shops, Farmer's Market, Peace By Chocolate, Antigonish Highland Games, Beaches, Hiking & Bike Trails. With a population in town of approximately 5,000, plus another 5,000 in the county of Antigonish, this quiet area has so much to offer.
From Livingstone Cove to Cape Breton 1 Hour Drive, New Glasgow 1 hr and City of Halifax 2 hrs 20 min, to Halifax Stanfield International Airport 2 hrs.
A ten minute walk finds you at a sunset beach and quaint fishing wharf.
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Lower level bedroom/4 pc bath 25.8 x 10.8
Lower level bedroom/3 pc bath 15 x 12
Lower level bedroom/3 pc bath 15 x 12
Lower level kitchen/living 24 x 11.10
Main level bed/walk in closet/6 pc bath 24.8 x 15
Main level kitchen/living 24.8 x 24.8
Main level entrance porch 9.5 x 16.10
Second level bedroom/3 pc bath 15.10 x 24.5
Second level office/loft 16.8 x 10
9 years old (circa 2010)
Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Marble, Slate, Softwood
2,850 sq. ft. (265 m2)
In-Floor, Radiant Heat, Stove
217,594 sq. ft. / 5.00 ac. (20,214 m2)
- Community Centre
- Golf Course
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