1910 – Nova Scotia, Canada

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98 Avondale Road, Avondale, Nova Scotia, CA B0N 2A0

  • $434,900 CAD / $331,045 USD
  • 7 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 7000 Sq Ft
  • 3.17 Ac.
Beautiful Manor on 3.17 acres, overlooking Avon River and situated in historic Newport Landing. Under 50 minutes to Metro, this lovely Century Estate boasts 3 developed levels of living space. Approx. 7000 Sq Ft, 7 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, library, Sunroom, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, Double Parlours (Living & Dining), original wood found throughout the home, garage, outbuilding & the list just goes on! There is plenty of potential here, whether it be for a family residence or business opportunity, the possibilities are endless! PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD 'AS IS, WHERE IS'. NO WARRANTIES ARE INCLUDED OR IMPLIED. ALL OFFERS MUST REMAIN OPEN FOR 72 HOURS (MINIMUM 3 BUSINESS DAYS) AND MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY LENDER'S SCHEDULE 'A' AND LENDER APPROVED AGREEMENT OF PURCHASE AND SALE FORMS.
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the numerous readers that shared this home.

    A 2014 website showing more photos, it’s an old site so the price/contact is invalid: http://www.mouncemansion.com/

    I could not tell if the advertised price is in CAD or USD. I assumed CAD but did not want to show it at the exchange rate in case I was wrong.

  2. marion z says: 67 comments

    I think I just passed out, what an amazing property! And with water view too! ???

  3. Ross says: 2411 comments

    OK! I didn’t see THAT coming!


  4. BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Oh, wow, can you imagine that view in summer? My grandfather came from Nova Scotia, maybe this is our ancestral home haha.

  5. Celeste LeBlanc says: 3 comments

    Avondale, Nova Scotia, Canada – $434,900 CAD
    feel free to email me for more info I’m a REALTOR here in Nova Scotia, celeste@remaxamherst.ca

  6. Mark says: 13 comments

    Really impressive woodwork. The Library’s artwork is amazing. Rolling back some of the wall to wall carpet would only enhance the look even further. With the exception of the kitchen, this is a real time capsule.The brooding weather of the area only adds to feel. All things considered not a bad price.

  7. CaptainMom says: 9 comments

    I live in Nova Scotia so I checked a local Canadian MLS and the price is Canadian dollars. There is also a 15% sales tax on top and there will be fee for migrating the property to the new registry as well I believe. The area is very close to the Minas Basin, an area of tidal mudflats. Stunning property though.

  8. Chris says: 2 comments

    This is a VERY beautiful house. I have seen it on a couple other sites, the price you stated is Canadian. At one point it had about 15 acres attached to it with a price reflecting that

  9. Joy says: 1 comments

    Be Still my heart! Gotta be my all time favorite!!!

  10. VMaloney says: 95 comments

    WOW WOW WOW, I love this house!It has everything going for it, the location, the view, the woodwork is gorgeous! I was wondering why there would be sink in one of the rooms, but the painted woodwork with the horses and hounds is stunning! Love this house!

    • maplehill says: 10 comments

      It was fairly common to have a sink in a bedroom or bedroom alcove in the big early 1900s houses, particularly in the upper reaches where the room was for a servant.
      Among the other amenities in this house is the box room, an attic room full of cupboards and drawers for storing off-season clothing and linens.
      Love this house, but sorry some the land has been sold off.

    • Annabelle says: 83 comments

      Just stick a large potted plant in the sink and voila!

  11. Maureen says: 18 comments

    read the history of the Mounce family (Mounce Mansion)

  12. gail says: 93 comments

    Just one request before I move in…please take the piano somewhere like to a school or church….why do people always leave them…then again maybe I should brush up on my playing…ok leave it…this is just beautiful no other word is needed.

  13. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    Any property north of Maine seems too cold in climate to me. However, this is a remarkable house in any climate or latitude. The lavish millwork seen in a couple of the rooms borders on the palatial. I’m not very knowledgeable about currency exchange rates but to me this seems like a bargain especially considering the three plus acres that come with the mansion. It appears to have picturesque views as well. Many, many, positives going for this wonderful home but not much can be done about the colder climate. Perhaps a silver lining is that termites are not usually found this far north.

  14. VMaloney says: 95 comments

    Maureen thanks for sharing the family story of the Mounce’s, it was an interesting read and fun to look back through the pictures again after reading it…

    Also, maple hill, thanks for the info about the sink, that does make sense….

  15. Arkham says: 69 comments

    That woodwork is heart-stopping.

  16. Jennifer HT says: 748 comments

    What a GREAT house! I was so shocked to see inside.

  17. nathan davis says: 47 comments

    I’m telling you, Canadian houses are underrepresented on this sight lol!

  18. Lori ALori A says: 63 comments
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    Wow! …..just Wow!…

  19. Annabelle says: 83 comments

    Having a thing for staircases, I believe my heart stopped for a second or two! I grew up in Edmonton Alberta and since moved to South Carolina. I am pretty sure I could learn to live in the cold again! I have lots of insulation!

  20. Phillip Jones says: 265 comments

    To be rich and have this as a summer home. It does seem a bargain.

  21. ALH says: 14 comments

    Swooned over the handsome butler’s pantry. Exquisite craftsmanship throughout. Truly breathtaking!

  22. Shelby A Lominac says: 5 comments

    If anyone knows anything about the manufacturer/artist of the foxhunting wallpaper/murals please tell me!!!

  23. Scott CunninghamScott Cunningham says: 393 comments
    1856 Tudor (fmr Victorian)
    Leavenworth , KS

    Amazing home. Wow! It has it all…. yeah, of course it could be redecorated in some of the rooms, spiffed up, maybe some kitchen upgrades, but overall this one is amazing.

  24. debra says: 16 comments

    yeah, canada, more please!

  25. Jeanne L says: 35 comments

    Scrumptious is the word that comes to mind. Intrigued by the extra sinks, too. I noticed the one in the bedroom and also one in the bath with the pedestal sink. There is a mirror on the wall above the sink in the bath. I am wondering if these small sinks were used for men to shave over? I live about an hour from the Canadian border in Maine. I would think the weather patterns are very similar. If one can live with 6 months of cold and dreary then the springs and summers are glorious.

  26. says: 10 comments

    As one of the numerous posters of this house, I thought you’d like to know that the local NS newspapers have reported that the listing has gone viral. Ha! I know I had it sent to me by three different people, and I live in Ontario. Here, such a house, within an hour of Toronto, would be going for a couple of million. What a great place! The river is tidal so really interesting…

  27. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1024 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    I wonder where these divine wallpapers came from? I’m swooning over the green room with the garland swag, the blue and pink bedrooms, the room with the trellis pattern — and then, to top it off, there’s the lovely pattern in the blue and white bath. If that were my home, those walls would stay intact!

  28. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1024 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Wonder if the horse-hound paper is William Morris?

    • says: 22 comments

      According to the website written by the owners Pat & Kenneth Mounce (great-grandson): http://www.avonriverheritage.com/local-home-histories.html

      “The den features oak paneled ceilings, stained glass, and curved window. The walls are covered with stenciled oil paint on plaster and wallpaper depicting and early hunt scene. The wallpaper was probably supplied by the Alfred Peats Company of Boston.

      Of the five bedrooms on the second floor, three are especially decorated with oil paints on plaster. All decorative painting in the house was done by Mr. George Lyons, who had a considerable reputation for his painting talents. The front northwest bedroom has a curved window with stained glass, and a pedestal wash basin. The walls and ceiling are all free hand painted. The front northeast bedroom has a curved window with stained glass. The pink walls are oil paint on plaster, with the ceiling having 310 green leaves pained on white linen wallpaper. All painting is free hand. The blue bedroom is oil paint on plaster with the ceiling featuring 22 painted flower arrangements, again, all done free hand.

      The main bathroom has stenciled and free hand wall painting, oil on plaster, white ceramic tile, oak trim, and a special sink designed for the care of teeth. The bathroom paintwork is original.”

      Another link (“More on the Honeymoon House”) in this website shows more close-up photos: http://www.avonriverheritage.com/the-honeymoon-house.html

      I’m in love with this house like never before!

  29. Momof9 says: 89 comments

    Wow again, pass the smelling salts!!

  30. LorenN says: 86 comments

    Upon entry, the incredible wood work was a surprise! Then, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when seeing the Coffered Ceiling in the Library/Parlor with the incredible “wall paper” near the ceiling that, even enlarged on my screen, looked like Carved Trees with Fretwork tree tops–very arts & crafts era design style…then I learned from comments, it is really wall paper. Never seen such dimensional wall paper before. Who would not love those VIEWS? In warmer weather, that sun porch with all those paned glass windows would be a super retreat with views. No wonder this listing went “viral”. Someone who needs 7,000 sq. ft. will love this place!

  31. prettypaddle says: 180 comments

    This house is on the Bay of Fundy which has the highest tidal fluctuations in the world (we’re talking 50 feet difference between high and low tide). Watching the tide come in is a truly remarkable sight. Lovely home in a beautiful area.

  32. Heidi says: 149 comments

    This is absolutely beautiful. I have romanticized Nova Scotia since I first read Anne of Green Gables, this does nothing to bring me back to reality!!!! *swoon*

  33. Teri says: 129 comments

    Swoon! The woodwork, the built ins…if I had to spend every waking moment dusting this house I’d still be a happy woman.

  34. says: 22 comments

    Hi Kelly, I spoke with the realtor who handles this listing & she informed me that “there is no 15% sales tax but there would be a 1% deed transfer tax” so I’m not sure what CaptainMom meant in her post. Also, although it is a historical property and any renovations would need to be approved – it is not on the historic registry yet (the realtor did not mention a fee but if there is one, my feeling is it would be a worthwhile fee in order to register it and prevent any construction abuse). Thank you! Maria

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      “..it is a historical property and any renovations would need to be approved…” is that directly from the agent and official? Asking because I don’t know if Canadian houses are like UK houses where you do have to have board approval before doing anything or if that was an assumption because it’s historical. (Just wanted to get clarification.)

      • ScottInAnEdwardian says: 9 comments

        Hi Kelly. We have a property in Alberta, Canada that’s listed with the city and, separately, with the province. If it’s not currently on a historic registry then I don’t understand who you would need to approve renovations. I think the properties are somewhat less protected than historic buildings in the UK, anyhow.

        For ourselves, the city (Edmonton) has a say on much of the exterior of the building, while the province (Alberta) has interests in both the exterior and very specific elements of the interior.

        Neither the city nor the province care to tie occupants’ hands unduly, so particular emphasis is spent on defining and irreplaceable features. Greater lee-way seems to be granted the further from the public eye something is. We’re required to clear major renovations (or minor ones that affect protected bits) with government, and are offered fairly substantial recompense. Our roof will likely need to be replaced over the next few years and it may cost $50k (Canadian, or about $9000US, it seems 🙂 We’ll need to pony up the full amount and then over the next few months, the city will reimburse us $15k and the province will offer another $25k (30%/50%)

        So yes, there are limitations, but there are great resources available to make up for it, not at all limited to the shared expenses.

  35. says: 22 comments

    Hi Kelly,

    I write you because even though I would LOVE to own this home, it may not happen, and so I’m being realistic and hoping that someone who has a love of old homes from OldHouseDreams will be the blessed, new owners, (if it is not me.)

    The realtor definitely stated that approvals were needed for renovatinos from the historical society but that it was not on the “registry” yet.

    If you give me an email address, I can attach the history document she sent me. I’ve tried to paste it here but it’s not working. She said the response to the internet posting went “viral” but today was a huge snow day & they can’t access the property for showings until Sat morning so they are expecting a flood of buyers this weekend. It sounds like it will be a bidding war… unless most people show up to kick the tires or for a free tour. An out-of-country closing will require a lawyer & some document hoops to jump through, but any responsible buyer would want a lawyer. Like the post says, all P&S contracts require a 72 hour wait, so anyone has until next Wed to make an offer. There is a glimmer of hope!!

    This house started at about $866,000 CAD then dropped to about $600,000 CAD in 2014-2015 and now is $330,000 because they sold off adjacent land (it was originally 26 acres). You are allowed 2 hoofed animals and laying hens. And the radiators still work.

    As I’ve been researching the house, I’ve collected other informative websites if you would like them.

    Here is her email:

    It was great to talk with you, Maria. The contractor who worked at the house previously is Mike Taylor


    His business name is Taylor Made, you can find him on facebook (of course).

    The home was built in 1910, property taxes are approximately $6200 per year, assessment is $605,000+. It is currently zoned rural residential. Beautiful place. The Historical Society is working on a complete history of the property. I’ve attached a snippet of history from an old listing of the property. It is known locally as the Mounce Mansion.

    There is also a recently reclaimed winery in the area. If you’re interested, have a look at their website: http://www.avondalesky.com

    Erin Naugler, REALTOR®
    Eastern Valley Real Estate Ltd.
    141 Wentworth, PO Box 2320
    Windsor NS B0N 2T0
    Cell 902-798-7577
    Office 902-798-5200
    Private Fax 902-472-3166

    Also, i had a look at the site you found the property on, there is no 15% sales tax but there would be a 1% deed transfer tax

    Erin Naugler
    Eastern Valley Real Estate
    Cell: 902-798-7577
    Fax: 902-472-3166

  36. Ozark Dave says: 54 comments

    There’s a bathroom picture towards the end of the pictures that has an oblong sink mounted high on the wall. My wife said “that’s too high for a urinal!”. Funny! Does anyone know what the name of this sink is and how it’s used? Is it actually a sink? Thanks!

  37. Doreen says: 234 comments

    Swoon, thud. ♥

  38. Georgia Girl says: 70 comments

    A piece of heaven on earth! Wow….just wow!

  39. Lindsay G says: 531 comments

    What a beauty!!! Nova Scotia is probably pretty cold but if there was a way to move this home down south, I’d snatch it up in a heartbeat!

  40. Mystra says: 18 comments

    GASP! Swoon, boom;} Think I might change my mind and move north. I could handle the cold and snow to live in a home like this. Where’s that winning lotto ticket when I NEED it?

  41. Roman says: 4 comments

    I actually viewed this place back in 2015, when is was on the market for $600,000 CAD Loved the property, but is subject to a sizeable flooding rusk due to the avon river (which is just in the back garden. The house was spectacular though!!

  42. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to Joe F. on Facebook for this update!


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