1870 Gothic Revival in Malpeque Bay Seaview, Prince Edward Island – $239,000 CAD

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Added to OHD on 1/9/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   8 Comments
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214 Route 103, Malpeque Bay Seaview, Prince Edward Island, Canada C0B1M0

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  • $239,000 CAD | $182,879 USD
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4200 Sq Ft
  • 1.8 Ac.
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Welcome to this historic, one of a kind homestead nestled in the peaceful North Shore community of Seaview. Only minutes away from our world class beaches and coastline between Malpeque and French River. This is the original Prince Edward Island home of John Sinclair Sutherland, who arrived to the Island from Scotland in the early 1840's. Over the years, renowned author Lucy Maud Montgomery spent significant time here while visiting her relatives on the Sutherland side of the family. The 4,200 sq.ft. house showcases old-time carpentry methods and an original staircase, woodworking, and doors and trims. Beginning in late 2017, the building underwent major renovation work that saved the original structure from collapsing. Further work included, completely stripping back the interior, new roofing and shingles, new entry doors, front veranda, and repairing all windows, sashes and glass panes. A complete list of the work performed is available by request. Recently featured in local news articles, this piece of Prince Edward Island history is ready for a new vision - bed and breakfast, classically appointed inn or suites, historic summer heritage home - there are countless oppportunities. This property was historically known as "Melrose Cottage" as pictured in Meacham's 1880 Atlas of Prince Edward Island link to print. Further property notes and list of improvements available. Entertaining all reasonable offers. Contact the listing agent for more information.
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Bradley Gallant , Re/Max Harbourside Realty
(902) 213-7075
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8 Comments on 1870 Gothic Revival in Malpeque Bay Seaview, Prince Edward Island – $239,000 CAD

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I included the street view to show how far the exterior has come.

    People tend to get upset when they see gutted interiors. Yes, many people don’t understand that it’s not something that should be done in most cases but some instances it may be unavoidable. Just consider it before you start shaming the owners for doing it.

  2. SharonSharon says: 650 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    So far, so great! Keep it going. This will be a beautiful home for someone with an eye for historic detail and restoration. The renewed exterior, interior stair railing and fireplace mantel are hints of what this home offers for the discriminating buyer. Plus, the rural setting is totally enticing.

  3. TGrantTGrant says: 815 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    What a terrific job the owners have done rescuing and stabilizing this beauty. They’ve gone a long way in preventing its loss.

  4. VMaloneyVMaloney says: 100 comments

    This house is in my most favorite place! Wish it was something I could finish and live in!

  5. SadieSadie says: 49 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Looks like a job well done saving this home. Sometimes taking an old home down to the studs is better than bulldozing. I like that as much as possible was kept, such as the staircase, mantle and I see a few doors. Wonder if any stain glass or leaded windows or other features like sinks or tubs were salvaged. Great project & future home to complete for someone. Thanks for sharing, Kelly.

  6. PEI – as it is affectionally known – is a small island in the Maritime Provinces. It’s not very wide or long and no matter where you live, you are close to the water. I, actually, LOVE the fact the owners gutted the house. Let me explain. It allows easy access to all the mechanical systems that will need to be put in place. PEI is very cold in the winter, due to being surrounded by water. Not to mention the gusts of the Noreasters that roll thru there regularly. Insulation, wiring, plumbing will all be easily done. Then there’s modern living and “HOW we currently use our homes / flow = function.” The owners did the future buyers a HUGE favor by removing any possible knob n tube wiring, lead or asbestos. If I wanted to do this again, I’d be calling the agent to buy this gem ASAP. I would encourage any buyer to do your due diligence but from what I see – KUDOS / YIPPIE / MOUTH WATERING YUMMINESS! Plus, the beaches have RED sand. I have some right here on my desk that I marvel at every day. Red sand like the red heads of the area. Most are from Scotland. Nova Scotia means New Scotland. Yes, I know this is PEI but I am pointing out this area is steeped in Scotish traditions, foods and culture. Canada is a great country to live in. This place is serene. Their lifestyle is completely different than any place I have lived in the US. The air seems cleaner, due to the constant ocean breezes. As I said, the winters are quite harsh but with a roaring fire / updated HVAC / electrical / insulation, this home would be toasty warm and welcoming. If you are into island living then this is the home for you. Thanks Kelly for showing all of us this GEM! AMAZING!!!!! <3 🙂

  7. AllisonAllison says: 34 comments

    My parents bought their home from the original family. The house was built in the 1870’s on Lake Huron in Michigan and they also took it down to the studs. The walls were in bad shape and needed everything upgraded. This was also a good opportunity to change the footprint slightly to actually bring it back to the original layout. They replaced the plaster walls with plaster and kept all of the woodwork stained. Even the original flooring stayed. The woman that they bought the house from came back after the renovation and said that it was just as she remembered when she was a child. It is a shame to have to demo so much, but sometimes it is necessary.


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