1575 Henry Street | Enduring 1915 charm, lovingly modernized

Experience the perfect blend of historic charm and modern sophistication at 1575 Henry Street in the South End of Halifax. This stunning residence underwent substantial renovations in 2010, ensuring that the home's systems were updated while preserving much of its original character from 1915.

Nestled on a beautiful corner lot, this 2.5-storey home offers an impressive living area spanning four levels. As you approach the house, the inviting front veranda sets the stage for the timeless elegance that awaits. With classic wood siding, the exterior exudes a sense of warmth and tradition.

The renovation was flawlessly executed by Pat McCarthy Renovations, covering essential aspects of the home. All electrical components were replaced to enhance safety and efficiency, while the plumbing system received a complete overhaul, including the installation of a new sewer liner and a backflow valve. The addition of an H-vac system and on-demand hot water ensures comfort and energy savings, while the home's propane-readiness allows for a seamless conversion to natural gas, currently supported by three propane tanks.

During the comprehensive modernization of the home, great care was taken to preserve its original character. The walls proudly display the original mouldings, harmonizing beautifully with the 9-foot ceilings and creating an ambiance of timeless elegance. The addition of new hardwood flooring enhances the home's aesthetic appeal, elevating it to a new level of sophistication. Rest assured, the captivating charm of the original ornate cast iron radiators has been retained, seamlessly blending functional efficiency with decorative grandeur.

The front living room creates a cozy ambiance with a gas stove and a window box adorned with built-in cabinets. Original stained glass windows by the Chicago Stained Glass Company have been expertly converted to interior inserts and infuse the space with artistry and a sense of history.  “Picture yourself curled up on the window box atop a warm radiator with a good book. The fireplace is glowing and the sunlight sparkles through the stained glass. It is a magical room,” says Chris Perkins, Listing Agent Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty. 

The kitchen is a culinary haven, complete with a propane stove, double sinks, custom cabinets and shelving crafted from birch plywood. The granite counters provide ample workspace, seamlessly combining beauty and practicality. The main floor den offers a welcoming retreat, featuring an Italian pellet stove and direct access to the back deck. A powder room adds to the main level's functionality and convenience.

The staircase, a true masterpiece, features heritage glass from 1800s Scotland, painstakingly restored and transformed into a stunning stained glass window. Ascending to the second floor, an office with a Juliet balcony awaits, offering a tranquil and inspiring workspace and western exposure to enjoy the sunsets. The primary bedroom boasts a custom walk-through closet, providing abundant storage and organizational options. An ensuite bathroom ensures privacy and convenience, completing the primary suite.

The second bedroom on this level delights with a bay window, bathing the room in natural light, and a walk-in closet for ample storage. An upstairs laundry room with a folding counter adds convenience to daily routines while the main bathroom features ceramic tile floors and a tub with an elegant tile surround.

Venturing to the attic, you'll discover two more generously sized bedrooms, a three-piece bathroom, and additional storage space. A skylight adds a touch of brightness and spaciousness to the area, creating a pleasant and airy ambiance.

The walk-out basement serves as a versatile space, featuring a mudroom with in-floor heating that quickly dries up wet boot prints. It also offers a space for an office or TV room, benefitting from full-size windows that provide extensive natural light. Ample basement storage allows for flexibility, accommodating a gym or workshop according to your preferences.

The fully fenced backyard is a private oasis, complete with an exposed aggregate patio, raised flower beds, and mature trees. This outdoor haven is ideal for relaxation, gardening, and hosting gatherings. A detached garage, equipped with a door opener, offers convenience and place to keep your car out of the elements. 

The property's prime location in the South End of Halifax offers easy access to LeMarchant, Gorsebrook, Dalplex, restaurants, and more, making it a highly desirable address for those who value convenience and a vibrant lifestyle. “Henry Street is one of my favourites in Halifax, bordered by beautiful mature trees and 1900’s charm.”

1575 Henry Street in the South End of Halifax presents a captivating blend of modern updates and enduring 1915 character. From the meticulously renovated interior to the beautifully landscaped backyard, every aspect of this property has been thoughtfully designed to offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of history. “They have painstakingly thought of every detail and executed their vision flawlessly.”  Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to make this South End gem your own.



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