1866 Gothic Revival – Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Added to OHD on 8/30/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments
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144 Main Street, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0

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  • $79,000 CAD
    $60,845 USD
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3104 Sq Ft
  • 0.17 Ac.
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There are few buildings more recognizable or prominent among local historians than this lovely Victorian Gothic on Main Street in Liverpool. The property is featured in South Shore; Seasoned Timbers, Vol. 2, published by the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia (1974). In 1914, the Liverpool Advance newspaper considered it to be one of the show places of the South Shore, with its skillfully curved Mersey River Gothic window, lancet windows and elaborate under-eaves trim work. This ornate style, as noted at the time, was considered more typical of French Gothic Church architecture. A residence and doctors office for over 100 years; more recently apartments, this gem is being made ready for its next chapter. Given its historical mixed use as office, residence and rental units, relatively large lot and exquisite location the property should appeal to the imagination of entrepreneurs, contractors, developers and visionaries. Liverpool is the hub of the South Shore, its miles of white sand beaches, resorts, seafood restaurants, lakes and incredible outdoor and cultural activities. A new roof is being installed and the interior has been cleared. Ex# 90496 (id:2471)
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Ann Levy, Exity Realty Inter Lake Liverpool
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21 Comments on 1866 Gothic Revival – Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  1. Pia says: 5 comments

    Imagine a claw-foot tub in front of that cathedral window. Heaven

  2. RitaB says: 106 comments

    Love it that it’s another British city name brought to the New World. In this case, they also appropriated the river name (Mersey) that flows through the city as well. Cool. Ferry Cross the Mersey from the 60’s anyone?

  3. Doreen says: 239 comments

    My heart aches for this house. Those windows in that bathroom. Oh sigh. Oh Drat. Oh darn. Aches.

  4. Hoyt Clagwell says: 233 comments

    Given how the original floor plan was likely laid out, the end of the upstairs hall with that impressive window was likely the only usable space that didn’t sacrifice a bedroom. One is torn between how glorious it is to have such a window in a bathroom and how nice it must also have been before, when that window let all that light into the hall and stairwell. If the floor plan permitted, I would exactly duplicate that window as a set of peaked french doors.

    • Southwestlovesmomma says: 107 comments

      I agree with your guess about the location; however I would have to expose that window. I’d probably change one of the bedrooms into 2 full baths. Such a beauty!

  5. Elaine Howell says: 12 comments

    This might be my dream house! Too bad it’s not in Florida..

  6. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1051 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    Beautiful bones, fantastic restoration project. And for that price? How could you go wrong? Windows blow my mind…

  7. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1038 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    I am transfixed by that pink bathroom with the stained-glass tulips. So beautiful!

  8. Southwestlovesmomma says: 107 comments

    I wanted to say, I love the bright yellow kitchen! But it would be a cold home as it seems all the radiators are missing.

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    History: http://www.merseyheritage.ca/144main.html

  10. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 189 comments
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    Wait, are those mullioned storm windows? In the eighth interior photo (second picture of the yellow kitchen), one of the windows is partially open revealing another window with mullions on the outside. I’ve never noticed a house with that before. Is it common?

    A lovely house with tons of potential.

  11. Jen says: 73 comments

    I’ve visited in Liverpool, NS and would live there in a heartbeat. Mercy, what a beautiful house. Too bad I’m way into my sunset years.

  12. Jen says: 73 comments

    I enjoyed so much reminiscing of our trip to Liverpool and ‘driving’ the Google Map streets. We had a delicious lunch at the Inn across the bridge on the left going north. Loved the city and loved going to all the villages along the coast from Halifax down.

    • I’ve ‘walked’ along these streets thanks to Google, not much has changed since the 70s. The Lanes used to run the inn over the bridge, I was at school with their daughter Sheila, such a huge family from what I can remember.

  13. SueSue says: 530 comments
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    1802 Cape

    Why oh why would you put a bathroom in so that window is no longer the focus of the upstairs hallway? With a little work this will be a show house. Sooooo charming.

    • I wondered that too, such a trashy bathroom for such a beautiful window, even a period bathroom would have been more appropriate. There used to be three doors into this bathroom as it was connected to both bedrooms either side and the hallway, something I always found intriguing. Our bath was pinks although we weren’t responsible for plumbing it in.

  14. I used to live in this house in the 70s, such a beautiful house, it breaks my heart to see it so neglected. It still had some of the original Victorian features such as dumb waiters and servants bells, there was even a butter churn in the attic room, such a fascinating house for an inquisitive child.
    The garden was huge with a gorgeous magnolia tree half way down. It must have been such a grand house in its day.

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