Country Homes

September 2, 2022

This Historical Nova Scotia House Is A Charming Retreat

At 9 A.M. on a Tuesday, Colin Blanchard and Kenneth McRobbie are sipping coffee on two round-backed velvet chairs in the front window of their house on Shore Drive in Bedford, N.S. “We live in the front window,” says Kenneth, gazing out at the Bedford Basin, just beyond the deep lawn.

Later, they’ll meet with one of their interior design clients and stop in at their furniture and lighting shop, 31 Westgate, in downtown Halifax. But early mornings are for delighting in the summerhouse feel of their Cape Cod–style home, and watching the sun cast its sparkle over the harbor (to be continued at sunset).

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