1865 – Nova Scotia, Canada

Off Market / Archived
Posted February 2013. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 2/12/13   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   8 Comments
17 Maple Ave, Ellershouse, Hants County, B0L 1N0
  • $295,000 CAD / $264,733 USD
  • 7 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 4548 Sq Ft
  • 12 Ac.
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Circa 1865, this once grand mansion was built by a German born engineer, Francis von Ellershausen, who had come to the province to mine gold. He was a colorful character and had a varied entrepreneurial spirit. He built the community church, school, saw mill, sugar beet farm, housing for staff, to mention only a few of his industrial endeavors in the little village of Ellershouse, in Nova Scotia's treasured Annapolis Valley.

Over the property's 147 years history, it has had only been owned by a few families. The Colonial style home has large rooms and high ceilings. Two rooms have original wallpaper / marbleized walls. One room has a decoratively painted ceiling. The painted doors are faux grained. The brass valances are gilded. All original trims / moldings / doors / hardware, softwood floors are in place. Although overgrown, one can still appreciate the considerable planning and care that was put into the mature gardens and walking paths throughout this interesting estate. Listed in Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia's " Painted Rooms of Nova Scotia" and "Seasoned Timbers", the home's elegant past reveals some of the province's most fascinating history. Less than 15 minutes to the town of Windsor and 45 minutes from the provincial capital of Halifax, this historic property, with secret gardens, welcomes a new adventurous family to bring this property back to the once wondrous estate, Ellersausen Manor.
Last Active Agent
Tim Harris, Trade Winds Realty,
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8 Comments on 1865 – Nova Scotia, Canada

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  1. Sue S.Sue S. says: 304 comments

    Is that last photo a zinc bathtub? What a fascinating property. I kind of expected Dickens’s Miss Havisham to come drifting through some of the rooms.

  2. AvatarRyan says: 569 comments

    Wow, this really has a 19th century feel to it. So many original little details still survive. I especially love the entry porch with the covered stoop.

  3. AvatarMichelle says: 6 comments

    I am in love..

  4. AvatarCher@Newburgh Restoration says: 22 comments

    What a dreamy home! Right out of a novel!

  5. AvatarBob H says: 112 comments

    Flawless. Could move in tomorrow!

  6. AvatarLinda says: 31 comments

    I love this property! WOW!

  7. AvatarSherryl Veinot says: 1 comments

    Would Be nice to fix up and have it as a Bed and Breakfast. Would be perfect . Very beautiful.

  8. AvatarAnn says: 100 comments

    Stunning Stair Cases. I love the second set that turns in front of the window.


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