In winter, translucent, crystalline structures on trees, and branches can make for a stunningly, magical effect. 

These recent photos were taken from around the house and nearby fields, and woods. 



A painting I began awhile back. I noticed a few kids hanging together. One was wearing a hoodie.  Only meant to do a quick sketch, but the process sometimes works out to its own accord, and transformed into this painting instead. 

Oil on gallery style canvas. 16" x 16".


SOLD 2016 - Art House Overlooking the Bay of Fundy in St. Martins, NB

The view from the front garden!

St. Martins, NB.  Lovingly created in 2000 by a  professional artist couple, this truly one-of-a-kind House and 11 acre property is being offered For Sale.

Breathtaking views of the Bay of Fundy coastline with its changing tides and the Village of St. Martins below. 4400 square feet.  Low maintenance. 10 foot ceilings on main floor. Cathedral ceilings on 2nd floor.

 Faces due south to take advantage of passive solar heating.  Extremely easy and economical to heat and keep cool. Top of the line Energy Efficient Casement windows, and Gothic Arch thermal-panes  throughout.    Lg. Artist's Studio.  Attached 2+ car garage. Separate large garage with workshop. Eleven acres of landscaped solitude, yet a 2 minute drive to the beach and village. Must be seen to fully appreciate what this property offers.

Retreat from a busy lifestyle up a winding, rock face drive and to a luxurious, private sanctuary. 35 minutes to Saint John, NB.  25 minutes to the airport.




The Cottage has been sold

This is the Cottage we have been lovingly creating for the last couple of years 

Newly christened, "Mermaid's Haven" Cottage.. this structure has several, unique characteristics.  Built using post-and-beam construction; tall (11’3”) ceilings; open-concept;  completely renovated/winterized. A newly constructed addition includes a kitchen/stainless steel counter; bathroom/one piece shower and Antique marble sink;  laundry hook-up, and rear door to a new, south-west facing deck and big backyard which stays sunny all day and evening till sunset, perfect for BBQ's, tenting and entertaining.   Has large front yard too for lots of parking.

Formerly an Artist Studio

... See below for pictures...

Lot size is: 60’ x 230’ or (13,800 ft’).           Square footage of structure: 840 sq.ft.      
  Multi-Zoned Residential and/or Commercial.           Floors: concrete and hardwood.   
New Panel/wiring (complete)     New plumbing (complete).      New septic (complete)       New well (complete).    
Fully insulated    .....Easy to heat with a large, high-efficient wood stove, or use the 3 new, thermostat controlled, wall-mounted, force fan heaters..... 1-3 cords of maple firewood included, all stacked.

Exterior is low maintenance  cedar shingles, combined with cedar window and door trim /stained white (not painted).
New roofing, including a full layer of overlapped, ice-and-water-shield under  the new roofing.

A long rock wall runs the length of the building, and behind, accessing the new, rear deck by a charmingly curved, rock staircase. also a shady area in the sideyard under a Maple  ...... Pea Gravel Patio in Front.

Can be used as a self-contained year-round home.    In village - Close to amenities and miles of public beaches    -      Water view of the Bay of Fundy.

sunny rear patio deck with plenty of room in the back yard for a garden and entertaining.

winding hand-built stone wall encircles the cottage with filtered sunlight under the spreading Maple

Heavy Duty efficient Woodstove centrally located .... also Lots of walls space if a business is considered. We think it would be THE Perfect abode for a person with Artistic desires.. sort of a loft at ground level in a much desired vacation resort village... one part cozy and one part spacious to let the ideas flow free.. Easy living all yr. round.

tall window looking out to the side-yard and the long hand-laid stone wall.

Room for a queen size bed in this sweet sleeping nook

antique marble sink with ornamental handmade trim....  one piece tub/shower with delta fixtures
 ...rustic character-filled antique moldings  and woodwork used throughout including this one of a kind multi-paned 1860's antique door.  It is adorable.

Stainless counter and backsplash, adjustable shelves on both sides of the kitchen...  includes New Fridge, Microwave and toaster oven.

...real 3/4" thick red oak hardwood floor in the rear addition...

... the double antique doors are  painted a warm Robin's Egg Blue and have insulated glass inserted.
The Cottage has a wide open interior space to accommodate any furniture placement... has a casually elegant feel.

The cottage is much larger and loftier than it looks from the road. Everyone is always surprised by the spacious feeling.

The antique window moldings used were saved from an 1867 residence belonging to a Justice of the Peace in Guysborough Co., NS.   This alternative furniture arrangement was done when we had the gallery set up and we enjoyed it this way too.

... decorative hand-cut cedar shingles and hand-forged door-knocker.... other rows of little triangle  shingles have been applied on most sides of the exterior.

Beautifully created Front Entrance that is so welcoming.. The set of Double doors makes it very easy to move things in and out... Notice the ornamental design repeat treatment that ties the whole Cottage together.

hand-built curving stone staircase... very solid and built with much care.

Sweet property.

St. Martins provides a multitude of natural places to explore.... quaint harbour,  large public beaches,  hiking trails,  art studios, The Fundy Trail... just to name a few.
...the rugged beauty of the area attracts  Artists, Photographers, Writers, Birdwatchers, Hikers and anyone who wishes to absorb the awe inspiring views and coastal living.

 The famous Sea Caves carved by the sea... easily reached  at low tide

the St. Martins Harbour at Low tide and one of the two covered bridges.

The freshest Lobster and Scallops can be purchased from the local fisherman,
straight from the sea to your table.

The harbour at Midnight

this gorgeous saltwater marsh attracts migrating birds and bird-lovers...
 twice a month it totally fills with the highest tides.

The beach at Beach St.

This Flower Pot Rock is easily reached on foot at low tide from St. Martins public beaches or kayak at high tide..

...experience mystery and magic when the fog drifts in...

Walk on the Ocean floor of the Bay of Fundy... there is plenty of time to explore as the tide takes 6 hours to go out and another 6 hours to come back in again.

Rock-hounds delight in the wave-tumbled stone and sand beaches.

Solitude, beach-walks and beach-combing while experiencing vast views towards the Fundy Trail and across the Bay of Fundy.

Gorgeous sandstone outcroppings to explore on the West Quaco beach... 

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**** Real Estate,  Cottage, House, Property, Business,  St. Martins, New Brunswick***
photographs by   Gwen Buchanan,  DESIDERATUM Art Jewelry and Paintings Studio