Sometimes it’s the little things that make a place special – those subtle details that give clues to a home’s history or the lives of people who’ve lived there and loved it as their own.
In homes with a degree of vintage, a unique architectural detail evokes a place in time. The half-hip roof at 3378 Albert Street exemplifies the “built to last” construction ethic reflected in 1920s homes that replaced those lost in the Halifax Explosion.
For some interesting history on reconstruction after the explosion, read here.
Sometimes a room’s distinctive shape gives it character. This bedroom isn’t just a bedroom – it’s a sanctuary!
There’s nothing like a peaked roof to make a bedroom feel cozy.
Exposed brick can act as a nod to the past that contrasts nicely with a home’s contemporary character.
History stands front and centre in this home, where tall Gothic dormers attest to its Gothic Revival heritage.
For more on the history of 121 Edgewater Street, read here.
Vintage cast-iron radiators and wooden detail around the staircase give this home character and hint at its history:
The generous windows in this heritage character building located in a trendy part of the Halifax Peninsula are very much in keeping with its vintage:
Sometimes a detail’s uniqueness makes it memorable. Such is the case with the rare piano finish of the engineered wood floors in this Prospect, Nova Scotia home:
The sweeping hardwood staircase is the centrepiece of this home – an inviting detail that leads visitors in and through the elegant, well-appointed interior:
And there’s nothing like a bathroom oasis that includes a glassed-in shower with custom tile work. The only thing that would make this detail better would be heated floors to keep your feet warm. WAIT! They’re here!
Sometimes it’s the small details that add a feeling of luxury to a bathroom space – like this faucet and vessel sink:
Placed in just the right spot, an elegant light fixture can bring an entire room to life:
Then there are the practical things. How about this tidy, space efficient laundry arrangement to make life a little easier?
From stylish to practical, contemporary to heritage, the details in a home say much about who we are and the things we hold dear. The next time you walk through your home, take note of the details, big and small – what do they say about YOU?
*Opening Image: Central Fireplace at 2 Tucker Lake Road, Beaver Bank.