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Billed as “luxury waterfront living,” by project developer Southwest Properties, Bishop’s Landing is located along Halifax’s famed boardwalk, said to be the longest urban boardwalk in the world. The interconnected buildings of Bishop’s Landing were designed to resemble the finger wharves of historic Halifax, while also creating wide-open public spaces between buildings that help provide water views to nearly every condo in the complex.
“The most beautiful feature in the city happens to be the one glistening outside your door—the Halifax waterfront,” notes the developer on its brochure. A sentiment echoed by residents, one of whom noted that the harbour serves as the front yard and the city the backyard, giving Bishop’s Landing the “perfect coastal urban vibe—very hip!”
And while the “reach-out-and-touch” views of the commercial ships, international cruise liners, sailboats and pleasure craft plying the bustling harbour are certainly a prime feature of Bishop’s Landing, its European-inspired design and high quality construction bolster its feeling of luxury living. With a Georgian-themed architectural style overlain by subtle facades to complement historic structures in the area, Bishop’s Landing gives the sense that edgy modern art has been tastefully melded with old masters. And the unusually large landscaped garden terrace and green spaces overlooking the water gives the feeling of being in an oasis within the heart of a busy seaport.
As the first significant mixed-use development on the Halifax waterfront, a number of award-winning, world-class restaurants, cafes, eclectic shops and fashionable boutiques are located in the Bishop’s Landing Piazza, just steps away from residents’ front doors. Among the restaurants are Ristorante A Mano, Hamachi Steakhouse, The Bicycle Thief and Café Ristretto, while notable shops and boutiques include Bedazzled, Bishop’s Cellar, Maples Gallery, Pearl City, The Unicorn and Turbine Boutique.
As to be expected from a high-end condominium development, Bishop’s Landing offers the usual amenities to residents and more. Along with heated swimming pool, seasonal hot tub, fitness centre, putting green, and 24-hour concierge service, Bishop’s Landing sits adjacent to a marina with finger docks that accommodate boats eight- to 15-feet long, and larger slips that accommodate boats up to 35 feet. After all, what’s waterfront living without a boat?
Individual suites offer a unique and customizable layout, allowing residents to make their homes a “reflection of personal taste and style,” according to Southwest Properties, and the spacious layouts provide a “perfect balance between form and function.”
Bishop’s Landing has garnered critical acclaim and awards from both around the world, and, closer to home, from the city itself. Southwest Properties unique approach to waterfront living and quality design beat out 70 other waterfront developments to earn the international “Excellence on the Waterfront” award. Bishop’s Landing has also won the ICSC Maple Leaf, the Halifax Urban Design People’s Choice Award, and the Eco-Efficiency Award.
Bishop’s Landing currently has a lock on high-end waterfront condominium living in Halifax, and future waterfront condos in Halifax will have a high bar to cross if they want to be considered in the same league.
At a glance:
Location: Waterfront—1477 Lower Water Street
Structure: European-style three- four- and five-story interconnected low-rise buildings.
Units: 151 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, with 65 different floor plans.
Currently Available Unit Sizes: 970- to 1230-square-feet.
Current Asking Prices: $369,000 to $1,198,900.
Current Monthly Condo Fees: approximately $0.53 per square foot per month.
Estimated Development Cost: N/A
Interesting Neighbours: Halifax Harbour, Halifax Seaport, Halifax Farmer’s Market, Pier 21.
Developer: Southwest Properties
Also of Interest: Adjacent marina with spaces for boats from 15 to 35 feet long.
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Updated December 2016.
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