1862 Italianate – Nova Scotia

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3717 Highway 1, Beaver River, Nova Scotia

  • $64,331 US / $69,900 CAD
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2296 Sq Ft
  • 1.02 Ac.
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Sea Captains Home with Great Potential. Just a minute’s walk from this home you will find yourself on the shore of the Bay of Fundy. A former Sea Captains home this is the oldest home in Beaver River built in by Harvey Cann in 1862. Solid and grand it awaits the right buyer to restore it to its former beauty. This is truly a project home that will require TLC but the element of the original home remain in place. You will find a stained glass door, gracious staircase, curved walls and wonderful moldings. Recent improvements include new roof shingles, new furnace, new hot water heater, electric breakers, bath, laundry and more. Upgrades to wiring and plumbing including a filtration system are also in place. The Italianate style is unique for this area. Step out your door and you will be a minutes walk from the shore of the Bay of Fundy. Views of Port Maitland as well as sunsets over the bay can be seen from many rooms. A few minutes finds you at Port Maitland or Mavillette Beach. Fifteen minutes will take you to the town of Yarmouth. If you love history and want to make your home by the sea this could be the project for you.
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Sheila Deveau, Tradewinds Realty
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17 Comments on 1862 Italianate – Nova Scotia

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  1. Meg@sparrowhaunt.com says: 87 comments

    The awesomeness of that newel cannot be overstated! What a lovely house…

  2. Bob H says: 76 comments

    Annie Proulx – The Shipping News!!!!

  3. Ross says: 2428 comments

    This is one of those houses which 99% of buyers will run screaming from, but which causes deep lust in my heart, and likely every OHD reader.


    I would love to see a VERY subtle restoration. It would be a shame if the untouched quality of the house were to be lost.

  4. Nikita says: 1 comments

    Maybe it’s just me, but weathered siding on a coastal home adds to the beauty πŸ™‚

  5. Karen says: 132 comments

    Love this stairway — and very little “re-muddling” has been done. A dream house for sure.

  6. Sue S. says: 272 comments

    Call me cynical, but it seems like every old house in a coastal community is billed as being a former “sea captain’s home.” Just like so many northern American houses just “happen” to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad!

    At any rate, this is a really cool house and I too love how it hasn’t been remuddled. Sure is a blank slate for whatever you’d want to do. I hope whoever buys it keeps it subtle.

  7. Mark says: 143 comments

    I wouldn’t doubt that a nice 1800’s home a minutes walk from the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia belonged to a sea captain. It’s probably just someone that ran a shipping business, etc. although it sounds like some sort of famous battle winning mariner. I’d think they would also typically have some documentation that supports that, whereas homes part of the underground railroad almost never have anything to support the claim, just rumors.

    It’s a nice home, lots of interesting vernacular elements.The newel post is interesting, but it’s more make-do creative that ends up looking like a work of art. I wondered if there was something in the middle originally, between the up and down finials. The post is also unusually placed next to and outside the stair and rail, another sign of a country carpenter at work.

  8. James R. says: 50 comments

    Fantastic newel post…I’d even try to save that wallpaper, it seems to belong there….love the stained floor in the Kitchen….wouldn’t do a thing to it…..and let’s all just “agree” that it belonged to a Sea Captain, it’s a story too good to be spoiled by any investigative work!

  9. Mark says: 143 comments

    This home has an unusual rear side appearance where they built the street facing exterior walls much higher to sort of hide the rear shed roofed addition….. as seen in the 3rd and 4th photos here. It gives it a movie set look.

  10. Bob H says: 76 comments

    I would make the essential repairs and put in a no frills kitchen and keep the rest just as it is and live in it surrounded by its story and history.

  11. Dot G says: 37 comments

    Thanks for a Canadian listing. Currently we live in the western provinces, but were raised in the eastern ones and are eagerly awaiting retirement to return home. We’ll be there this summer for a vacation and will investigate this house. This is exactly what we want to do with the rest of our lives!

  12. Michelle says: 5 comments

    I love it. It has a pond and the ocean. Canada has historic home restoration programs similar to those in the US. This would be a big help as the house does need some basics including a bathtub. No photo of the kitchen. I take this to mean that it is in terrible shape.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7396 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I believe the room with the red stack and the utility sink is the “kitchen”, with the service pantry through the door behind; and then the service pass through into the dining room…

  13. Marion says: 65 comments

    Thank you Kelly for posting this house πŸ™‚
    I think this house has a lot to offer and it’s in an interesting location.

    I love the staircase and I would definitely try and salvage the old red/white wallpaper, even with its imperfections. I’d keep the distressed wood floor in the kitchen as is too. The several layers of worn paint give it a certain shabby chic look πŸ˜‰

    I love the curved wall behind the one doorway and the lead glass front door. This is an interesting place and it appears as though the current owners have done a lot of the boring work already….roof, furnace, water treatment, some electric and so on…

  14. Bob h says: 76 comments

    I hope you are able to get it and love it well Dot G!

  15. Joy says: 69 comments

    I love this house! What a neat place; it does seem like it should be a setting for a novel.

    The real estate agent for this house has many other, cool historic homes from the area. Wow! Love some of her other listings too.


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