1867 – Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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Added to OHD on 3/5/21   -   Last OHD Update: 3/18/21   -   9 Comments
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55 King St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0

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  • $259,900 CAD ($205,360 USD)
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3092 Sq Ft
  • 0.54 Ac.
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Beautiful gothic revival home, centrally located in historic Shelburne, NS! This circa 1867 home sits on a large town lot, and is surrounded by mature oak, ash & black locust trees. It is pushed off the main road, which provides you with lots of privacy on this large town lot. The home features a spacious kitchen, with two cozy living spaces and a dining room on the main floor, along with a full bathroom and laundry room. The large staircase in the centre of the home leads you to the second floor which boasts 4 large bedrooms including an ensuite, and a spacious bathroom that comes complete with an antique 6' claw foot tub! Many upgrades have been completed over the years including newer windows throughout much of the home, a new shingles (2020), heat pumps, and pellet stoves. You will appreciate the spacious barn/garage area, which would make a great workshop or a studio. It is fully wired and is heated with a pellet stove. Call today to book your viewing of this beautiful home!
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Kristopher Snarby , EXIT Realty
(902) 646-1718
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9 Comments on 1867 – Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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  1. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 809 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This is a home well lived in. And a garden enjoyed. I could just settle in and be content without feeling that the entry way carpeting, which I sorta maybe like, has to come up on Day One. I would like to have seen the third bath and full pics of the first two.
    I hope the doggie enjoys the new digs (dog bed on floor next to old sewing machine).
    Very appealing exterior. I like it in white.

    • Agree, the carpet has to go, and the painted wood floor, too. Other than that, my little doggie and I could move right in. The garden is lovely. What’s not to love about this home?

  2. MichaelMichael says: 3187 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Sorry, Key, but I wish they had painted the home differently. There are so many great details on the exterior that just get lost in all that white paint! I do love the setting and the lovely garden and planting they have.

    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 809 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Well, I knew people would disagree with me about the white and I can certainly “see” more than one color, other than white, on the exterior. This house just gives me such a feeling of contentment that I think I wouldn’t do anything but just live there..as it is. It’s that or turn exterior color selection into a major project. Trust me..those who know me well understand how much time that would take me. Not to mention how many grand pronouncements they’d be listening to along the way.
      It may well be a sign of mental health that I can contemplate leaving it alone.

  3. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 569 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Such a lovely home and garden…I am always enamored of a green kitchen, and the view from the front door just draws me back there…I hope someone settles in (as Keylime says) and LOVES this house for another generation or two!

  4. DonutCome4meDonutCome4me says: 4 comments
    1891 Queen Anne

    Wrap it up, I’ll take it. That attic studio is a dream.

  5. sae43351sae43351 says: 24 comments
    1875 Converted Italianate
    Upper Sandusky, OH

    Regarding the carpeting, most Victorian houses before 1890 had soft wood floors that would have been covered by wall to wall carpeting. If there were hardwood in earlier houses, it was most likely installed after or around 1900 (including my house that was originally built in 1875). Softwood floors were never originally stained and varnished.

    • GABGAB says: 10 comments

      Thanks for that….many people don’t realize that the Victorians had wall-to-wall carpeting installed to cover the floors. It was a sign of status. Poor people had bare wooden floors, so if they could, they either painted them or covered them. Before mass-produced area carpets were being manufactured and affordable, carpets for wall-to-wall were made on looms, about three feet wide and they were laid down side by side, covering the whole floor.

  6. GABGAB says: 10 comments

    Shelburne is a lovely small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. It was the setting for the movie “The Scarlet Letter” and many of the substantial buildings used as sets for the film are still there, as well as many bona fide historic houses. I had a chuckle when I saw the bit about Black Locust trees on the property. I had them in my last house, and in the Spring, they are covered in huge white, fragrant blossoms, which is probably their only saving grace….lol!


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