House For Sale in Sydney, NS

469 Bentinck Street


“Brook House” - Downtown Sydney NS

House / Detached House For Sale in Sydney, NS - 4 bed, 1 bathHouse / Detached House For Sale in Sydney, NS - 4 bed, 1 bathHouse / Detached House For Sale in Sydney, NS - 4 bed, 1 bath

This seller is willing to negotiate commission with any real estate agent who brings an acceptable offer from a qualified buyer.

  • Description
  • Other Features
  • Map Location
  • Mortgage
Property Description

“Brook House”: This roomy character home, located in downtown Sydney, sits at the edge of a treed embankment, overlooking the historic Dobson Mill Creek. Located at the bottom of a quiet, dead end street, the house features a very private deck, facing south, with amazing views of the brook and ravine below. A full, traditional verandah runs the entire length of the front of the home, and there is a small ground level deck at the back of the house. A footbridge nearby allows quick access to the Cromarty Tennis Club (located directly across the brook from this property) and the expansive Rotary Park nature trail system. Sydney’s Wentworth Park is only a five-minute walk in the opposite direction, with the downtown business district and the Sydney Harbour Boardwalk another five minutes from there.

Constructed in 1935 in the ‘Four-Square’ style, the main floor of the house features rosy-hued Douglas Fir trim throughout, an elegant staircase, a roomy entry hall, a double living room with recessed pocket doors, a wood-burning fireplace, maple- toned hardwood floors, and glass patio sliders leading out onto the glass-walled side deck (fully re-constructed just two years ago). The L-shaped kitchen is fresh, spacious and sunny, with a nook at the bottom of the pantry where the new owner could create a second bath. The second floor hall features Douglas Fir trim and panel doors (each individually keyed). There are four bedrooms: two large rooms with two windows each, overlooking the brook and ravine, plus one medium room and one small room. All the windows on the second floor are brand new. Bedrooms and upstairs hall (and staircase) are currently carpeted, but floors underneath are high-quality, four-inch Douglas Fir boards, very suitable for re-finishing. The recently renovated bathroom is bright and clean, with a very nice built-in tub/shower combo and hand-held shower. The square footage between the two main floors is 1560, but there is a full, walk-up attic which provides a lot of storage, and includes a very pleasant, sunny, bonus room which could be used as an extra bedroom or an office/studio. The basement is dry (with an exterior entrance at the back of the house) and is currently used as a utility room/workshop, with another semi-finished bonus room on that level. The heating source is oil with hot water radiators. The electrical service is 100 amp. Currently there is parking for one vehicle only, but there is street parking and room on the property to develop a parking pad to the south of the house.

Showings can be arranged directly with the vendor, evenings and weekends only.

Other Features
Second Level Bedroom - Primary 4.39m x 3.05m   (14'5" x 10'0")
Second Level Bedroom 3.66m x 3.66m   (12'0" x 12'0")
Second Level Bedroom 3.48m x 3.05m   (11'5" x 10'0")
Second Level Bedroom 2.74m x 2.56m   (9'0" x 8'5")
Second Level 4pc Bathroom 2.44m x 2.13m   (8'0" x 7'0")
Main Level Kitchen 5.31m x 3.48m   (17'5" x 11'5")
Main Level Dining Room 3.78m x 2.74m   (12'5" x 9'0")
Main Level Living Room 3.78m x 3.66m   (12'5" x 12'0")
Main Level Foyer 5.18m x 2.44m   (17'0" x 8'0")
Main Level Pantry 2.13m x 1.22m   (7'0" x 4'0")
Main Level Deck 3.66m x 3.05m   (12'0" x 10'0")
Main Level Nook 1.52m x 1.37m   (5'0" x 4'6")
Third Level Bonus Room 4.72m x 4.56m   (15'6" x 15'0")
Map Location

Approximate Map Location*

469 Bentinck Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   B1S 2Y8

Load google map
click here

* Each seller is responsible for ensuring that their map location is accurate. Please contact the seller directly if you have any questions.

Mortgage Calculator
Contact Seller
Seller Name:

Bernadette Gillis


Or Send Email
Contact Seller

“Brook House” - Downtown Sydney NS

Bernadette Gillis

Or Send Email
Location - Click to Expand
The Basics
  • Property Type: House / Detached House
  • Ad Type: For Sale
  • Ownership: Freehold/Fee Simple
  • Listing ID: 154226
Price: $239,000
Main Features
4 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Square Feet
Lot Size
2.5 Stories
Built in 1935
Annual Taxes
Bathroom Types - Click to Expand