When people are looking to move, more often then not they put their house up for sale. You usually don't see anything different than that but instead of selling a house that way, someone in Nova Scotia is going another route. This Halifax mansion auction is already underway and the house is spectacular.
A massive mansion right on the water in Halifax is up for auction instead of being for sale on the market like most homes are.
This house, which is known as Jensen's Landing, is pretty unique. It has seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two garages, this 2,744 square foot house, plus it's built like a boat!
If you had the money, who wouldn't want to live right on the ocean in a house like this? Speaking of money, Jensen's Landing is sure to fetch a pretty penny when all is said and done.
The house was previously listed CA$3.95 million but now that it's being auctioned off, the reserve price is CA$2.3 million.
At an auction, the reserve price is the minimum price a seller is willing to accept for an item and can be lowered but not raised.
This is believed to be the first time anyone has tried a selling technique like this in Halifax.
The house was built in 1998 and was made to withstand a hurricane after Hurricane Juan damaged parts of Atlantic Canada, but especially Nova Scotia, in September 2003.
With the house practically being on the water itself, it's no surprise that it has a nautical theme to it from the decor all the way to the actual structure of the house.
There are spiral staircases and railings designed to look like the bow of the Titanic.
"Both owners are ex-captains, so they understand sea life, and ocean-going life, and so they wanted a property that was very unique in that regard," Donna Harding, a realtor with Engel & Völkers Halifax, told CTV News.
The five buildings on this property including the main house, guest house, and detached carriage house, are on 1.3 acres of land in Halifax's North West Arm.
This house has so much to offer both inside and outside.
Along with the seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and an amazing spiral staircase, there's a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar, window seats throughout the house, soaking tubs and a fireplace.
Plus outside there's a dock system that can accommodate up to four boats, a balcony and sun deck, and 235 feet of direct ocean views.
Being right on the water and surrounded by trees makes this house feel like its own little world but downtown Halifax is just 10 minutes away.
The house is also listed on Airbnb but it's unclear if it'll remain on the rental site if a bid is accepted and the house gets new owners.
Price: CA$2.3 million minimum bid
Address: 2270 Purcells Cove Rd, Fergusons Cove, NS B3V 1G3
Description: This 2,744 square foot house right on the water in Halifax with seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and a designated guest house is being auctioned off instead of being sold on the market.