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