The Concrete House

A Nova Scotia cultural and artistic landmark.

Nova Scotia's most unique home

On the road to Halls Harbour, north of Kentville, is a delightful landmark in our cultural landscape. Known locally as the “concrete house with the deer in the yard,” this unique property is surrounded by concrete lawn sculptures of deer, a mountain lion, giant mushrooms, and other fanciful figures and furniture. 

Inside, the house is as it was built: every surface lovingly fashioned from cement and finished smooth with paint. 

decorative instinct is evident from mantle to newel post, from chimney to dovecote—the impression is of a magical, sculpted cottage, tailor-made for an uncommon individual.

Research on Charlie's Buildings Dalhousie University


In his ninety-three years, Charles Macdonald was a sailor, a folk artist, a manufacturer and a socialist. The Charles Macdonald House of Centreville Society celebrates the life and work of this exceptional Nova Scotian.

All images ©2020


19 Saxon Street, Centreville

Nova Scotia, B0P 1J0



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