c. 1905 Romanesque in Amherst, Nova Scotia – $549,900 CAD

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Added to OHD on 4/9/20   -   Last OHD Update: 6/26/20   -   14 Comments
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188 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 1Y5

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  • $549,900 CAD | $402,711 USD
  • 7 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 6529 Sq Ft
  • 0.74 Ac.
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Situated on the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border, this sandstone residence is one of the last on the East Coast. Originally commissioned as a wedding gift and known as Beau Séjour (Beautiful Home), it has previously been used as a rental property with several units. Now a single family home, sitting on 0.74 acres, the current family has renovated with the hopes of a potential B & B. With better than Toronto high speed internet, the business potential is endless - B & B, tea room, medical office. .. Since 2016 the house has been extensively renovated: re-wired with smoke detectors to code, two new, commercial grade furnaces installed and converted to gas, new Wildwood-designed kitchen/pantry/laundry, upgraded waterline, kitchen/bathrooms to PEX piping, majority of hardwood floors professionally restored, plaster restored, ceilings replaced just a few off the list. Attention to detail has been foremost from to code push button switches with mother of pearl buttons to sending original bathtub taps to Oregon for repair. Old world charm from stained glass windows, hardwood floors with inlay, original hat boxes, amazing wood wainscoting & trim work to the grand staircase stealing the show. The main floor offers formal living room with stained glass windows, library with a stunning marble fireplace, built-ins and fantastic woodwork, family room with fireplace, stained glass windows and turret, an impressive formal dining room with an original built-in china cabinet, boxed ceilings and doorway to the screened in porch. Heading toward the back of the home you will find the renovated kitchen/pantry/laundry room. An office and full bathroom finish off the main floor. The beautiful woodwork continues upstairs where you will find 4 guest bedrooms, 2 with ensuites (one partially finished), master bedroom with fireplace, turret and large ensuite, started but not finished, and a full guest bathroom. The 3rd floor is a 2 bedroom apartment that's under construction.
Contact Information
Cathy LeBlanc, RE/MAX County Line Realty
(902) 660-3325
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14 Comments on c. 1905 Romanesque in Amherst, Nova Scotia – $549,900 CAD

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  1. Randy CRandy C says: 426 comments
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    2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
    Olathe, KS

    OH, my. There is very little I don’t like about this one (location one small thing). That stairway is awesome as well as that kind of moorish fireplace. Is that correct? Anyway, very unusual. Stained glass is wonderful. Gosh I hope whoever buys this keeps it as a single family home.

  2. RossRoss says: 2417 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    It looks like the house perhaps had a large addition in the back, which perhaps blocked the light to the stairwell windows.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I was noticing that as well. It’s a shame not to have light pouring through those lovely windows.

    • MichaelMichael says: 2849 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      Those are some nice stain glass windows that deserve to be backlit at the very least. That is quite a beautiful house and the staircase is the highlight.

    • I wonder if it was a lightwell that got roofed over or a skylight removed. I have a former coworker who lives in a house of roughly this vintage and it was a lightwell at the stairs (the dining room was an addition).

  3. doesnotsuckwavecable-comdoesnotsuckwavecable-com says: 130 comments

    Gorgeous! What a statement house!

  4. Buck's DaughterBuck's Daughter says: 142 comments
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    Oh, I love that staircase!! The design/layout is outstanding, as is the gorgeous natural woodwork; including the fireplace in the front-room. The leaded/stained glass windows at head of staircase are breathtakingly beautiful. What a beautiful backyard, smacks of olde world charm, holding limitless possibilities.

  5. The epitome of East Cost Lifestyle!

  6. kmmoorekmmoore says: 418 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    I love their sense of humor. Anyone catch the cast iron pup tied to the geranium planter on the front porch? Too funny. I find the mantle curvatures to be quite stunning.

  7. Randy CRandy C says: 426 comments
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    2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
    Olathe, KS

    I did notice the pup leashed to the flower urn. Forgot to mention that. Very fun.

  8. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 673 comments
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    I’m gasping in admiration at the stunning staircase!! Very pleasing house with a gorgeous exterior. And I would seriously love to try my hand on those drums!!! I’m convinced I was a drummer in a previous life!! Either that or a roadie lugging the drums in and out of music venues pretending I was the drummer in the band!! Heehee!


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