c. 1791 Georgian in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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Added to OHD on 7/15/20   -   Last OHD Update: 2/7/21   -   8 Comments
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69 Fox St, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada B0J 2C0

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  • $750,000 CAD
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 4200 Sq Ft
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There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn. The Lennox Inn, once known as the Lennox Tavern and Inn, was built as a residence and roadhouse in 1791. It is the oldest British-Colonial, continuously operating Inn in Canada. Constructed by Andreas Jung in 1791, it was later purchased by John Lennox in 1804. Being the largest Georgian structure in the UNESCO town of Lunenburg, this home offers in excess of 3,700 square feet of living space on three floors with potential for an additional 1,000 sq. ft. or more in the basement which houses what was once the principle kitchen with the remains of a large, beehive oven behind an open, 18th century cooking fireplace. The generous front entry hall features what was once a dry goods store to the left, and large tavern to the right. The former secondary kitchen is at the rear of the tavern behind a wooden-caged bar, and there is a bedroom across the hall from the kitchen at the rear of the house. The second floor features four bedrooms and three baths off a wide hallway. The third floor is a large space with two storage rooms with potential for two additional bedrooms . The basement has the beginnings of a bathroom with the potential of further finished living space. This property has a good sized garden area with room for a garage if one desired. The house is situated in a quiet part of the historic district and is a comfortable stroll to shopping and the old waterfront, set in a streetscape of other historic buildings. The restoration is sensitive to the period, and the building itself is considered amongst the most significant in Lunenburg with nine fireplaces still in tact, original lime plastered walls, original wood floors and wood paneling and trim. Potential for six guest rooms, separate owner's quarters and additional space ideal for any number of commercial or cultural activities. The B&B comes fully furnished and outfitted.
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Michael Wilson , Engel & Volkers
(902) 527-3822
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8 Comments on c. 1791 Georgian in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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  1. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1167 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Very nice! Love the stenciled floors! I’d reframe the ceilings to hide the beams, we can see the old lath&plaster outline on them, they were meant to be hidden.

    • carletonhistoricalcarletonhistorical says: 314 comments
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      Funny, I was just thinking that a big positive for this finely-preserved late-18th century property was the relative LACK of exposed ceiling joists! Only a couple of spaces got that “treatment” from what I could see, and that is very good thing in my book!

  2. TheDaringLibrarianTheDaringLibrarian says: 301 comments
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    Coastal Cottage

    What a cute colonial treasure! I would love to see a close up of the caged bar. I see it from other rooms and in mirrors but not a close up of the quintessential colonial caged bar.


    I’d also love to see pictures of the bathrooms and kitchen. The Lennox Inn comes furnished, what a treasure!

  3. brigidbrigid says: 626 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    When I think of a 1700s house this is exactly what I see. I especially love the floors-all of them, the wide planks, stencils, and painted.

  4. That basement kitchen fireplace! And the floors! So much original details intact, what a treasure! Wish we could see the bathrooms though. It comes furnished with the simple period offerings, I love this one!

  5. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 763 comments
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    What a location for a tavern back in the day. One could sit and drink until closing time and then stumble on to church in early morning. Lunenburg is a UNESCO Heritage Site and one doesn’t have to wonder why. I love looking at photos of the place with its maritime history very much in evidence, its historic streets, the harbour with tall ships (and I LOVE tall ships) coming and going. How lovely it would be to own this gem with its stenciled floors, old world charm, large rooms. It certainly wears its age well. I absolutely love an unpretentious house — just looking at it makes me smile. I hope it lasts for another several hundred years.

  6. PuristaPurista says: 195 comments

    I don’t pretend to be an expert in early Canadian architecture, but it sure seems to me that the vertical board-and-batten sheathing in the central hall is coming straight out of earlier 18th-century French/Acadian/Quebecois vernacular architecture such as those houses built in stone or piece-sur-piece. Nice to see it in an otherwise English house.

    And I agree, it would be nice to plaster under those exposed joists that were never meant to be seen. The rooms with plastered ceilings feel and look so much better.


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